Vintage circa 1910 Keystone real photo stereo view of Boston's historic Quincy Market with Faneuil Hall in the background.
Quincy Market was completed in 1826 and is 535 feet long. In 1775, on the first floor of Faneuil Hall, many meetings were held leading up to, and culminating with, the American War of Independence. Speakers at these historic meetings included John Adams, Samuel Adams and John Hancock, among others. The original Faneuil Hall was first built on this site in 1742. It was rebuilt in 1763, and the top floor added in 1805.
The foreground of this c1910 stereo view focuses on the busy commercial activity of buying & selling produce around Quincy Market. All the delivery vehicles are horse drawn wagons. Clearly visible is an exceptional variety of Boston working class people in various styles of dress, and of horse-drawn commercial vehicles of the day - all of which have even more detail and clarity in 3-D effect viewed through the stereo viewer than is evident in these pictures. Note particularly the wagons containing kegs of beer in the left foreground with legible signs under magnification – one wagon marked with "Reuter & Co." and "FX Ale", and the other with "Bienling's Ale".
3-D EFFECT: Curved mounted card has an exceptional 3-D effect.
PHOTO NOTE: Curved cards do not always scan or photo well. The actual albumen (sepia toned) photo images are much more clear, crisp and sharp, than they appear in these photos. The grainy texture is not present in the original photos. Any light scratches and small defects are accentuated by the photo process, and are usually all much less perceptible through the stereo viewer. Any bright spots and shiny areas are reflections from the camera flash, and do not appear on the actual stereo view images
CONDITION NOTE: LOOK AT PHOTOS CAREFULLY. The card and the curved mounted images are in very good condition. The faint brown cast to the sky is not soiling but is typical of the albumen (sepia-toned) photographic process. The left image has a small scratch in the sky at the top edge. What appears to be a thumb print on the top edge of the right image is a flaw in the negative rather than the card itself. We have also seen the same print on other copies of the same photo.
These flaws are not distracting, and largely invisible through the stereo viewer. The back is in good shape, although but the lower right corner is lightly soiled (also exaggerated in these photos).
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