We recently acquired a good sized lot of antique stereoviews. We will be listing them for auction over the next week or two. One lot will have general cards and a viewer; the other lots will be individual or a set of 3-4. Please check back and bookmark us as a favorite seller so you’re sure to see the other stereoviews.
Offered today is a lot of 6 rare stereoviews of domestic interiors, humor cards and one exterior of a new Victorian home. We believe they date to the 1860-70s based on other dated cards found in the lot. Views are as follows: ”Who’s running this House?” Part of “Stereoscopic Groups Portraits.” By Melander Photographer, 88 Clark St. Chicago. Scene of three women, two men, one in a tall top hat; broom, table, clothes line, washtub and ringer. One of the men seems to be doing the washing, hence the title. Signed in pencil on back, “Nellie Packard, Brockton,” presumably the owner of the card(s). “Nothing in Life is Certain.” Part of “Stereoscopic Groups Portraits.” By Melander Photographer, 88 Clark St. Chicago. A woman and young boy looking at a man who has broken the fence rail he was sitting on. There’s a rifle in the scene –? Signed in pencil on back, “Nellie Packard.” “Love in a Tub.” Woman holding a bouquet of flowers looking at a man with a guitar who has fallen into a barrel. Signed in pencil on back, “Nellie Packard.” Unusual hand colored stereoview. “Notions of the Agreeable.” “You Villain” “How dare you look at that impudent Slut?” Copyright 1873. Two women in fancy dresses in a Victorian parlor, man in front of a fireplace, and a small dog. “What is home without a Mother — No. 386.” “Stereoscopic Treasures. Published by F.G. Weller, Littleton, N.H. Manufacturer of Stereoscopic Gems of Statuary by eminent artists. Also views of white mountain scenery, frost, ice, flowers, sporting scenes and miscellaneous subjects.” Features a man in a rocking chair with his feet up, ladder back chairs, woman carrying a bucket, washing bucket in the back. Copyright 1873 by F.G. Weller. Residence of A. Keith in 1877. View of a new looking Victorian style home on a flat tract. People sitting on the edge of the porch, horse & buggy in the drive. Perhaps an early California scene based on other cards which were part of acquired with this lot.