"Textus Receptus": Title Page to REVELATION. Stephanus is most famous
for his printing of religious texts such as his four editions of the
Greek New Testament, 1546, 1549, 1550, 1551. Wonders of the Bible
Collection. God Bless You Today and Every Day -- AND -- Remember to
always love others, just as Jesus Christ Loves YOU...
While most of the stereo view cards of the late 19th / early 20th century had typical "popular" culture content, there existed a small coterie of stereo photographs that went around and documented Christian living.
It is my collection of these specific stereographs that sets it apart from the rest ... including those collections held by academic institutions.
My impression is that they were passed over as a "novelty" ... and not taken as seriosuly as more traditional photographs of the period. That is a shame because, when comparing 2D photos to 3D stereographs, the stereographs just come to life.
However, the lack of interest helped me over the years, because it made them less sought after ... and, therefore, less expensive to own.
Gold (plated) medallion from the Shroud of Turin exhibition of the year 1898.
This was the famous exhibition that produced the first photographs of the Shroud, taken by Secondo Pia. Wonders of the Bible collection. May God Bless You ... Today ... and