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A000 Cabinet Photo—People with Stereoscope

Sir David Brewster invented the stereoscope in 1860, which rapidly became popular.  At that time, the stereoscope was not only a tool for amusement, but it also became an object of art for household arrangement. In the various kinds of photos of that period, the stereoscope is often seen in the background. The peak of popularity was reached in about 1900, when nearly every middle and upper class family had a stereoscope.
 

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