Stereoview photography became quite a craze at the start of the Victorian era. With travel difficult and timeconsuming, one could travel and dream about far away places by viewing interesting places in three dimensions, or 3-D. Stereoviews are two pictures that appear identical, however are slightly different. The pictures are taken by the same camera that has two lenses, about 2 1/2" apart, which is the approximate distance between the eyes. When viewed with a stereoviewer the two images blend into one, with the details overlapping, thus giving the impression of being 3-D. The effect is amazing and highly collectible.
Being presented is a stereo view that was manufactured by the Keystone View Company, with the picture copywrited by Underwood and Underwood, Inc. The card is numbered V25486 at the bottom and the number 231 at the top, center. Depicted is the Westminster Abbey, Interior, West through Choir, in London, England.
Back of the card has an interesting history of Westminster Abbey. The sepia tones of the glossy picture are sharp and clear. This stereocard is in perfect condition with no visible flaws.