"The Trials of Single Life" conveyed the humorous aspect of a man happily, though perhaps idiotically, living the single life, doing for himself. He appears to be threading a needle to do some sewing, and potatoes are strewn on the floor beneath him.
The heavy stock cardboard card is the standard 7" by 3.5" for the stereoscopes so popular in Victorian times.
It came from "Melander Photographer, 208 E. Ohio St. Chicago" from "Stereoscopic Groups Portraits." Meander Studios thrived in Chicago from the 1870s through the 1890s. There is no writing on the verso.
It is in good condition with a bump on the lower left corner and some staining and wear to edges, though the two photos themselves are in fine shape. See all of our photos for condition details.