Stereo cards allowed their viewers to travel every corner of the world. The three dimensional effect stereo views offered were just like being there! If the images are detailed and crisp, this is an added bonus. Such is the case with this stereo view.
E. W. Kelley, Publisher, offered many interesting stereo cards depicting life situations. This is one such card and is titled "Rivals." The bottom of the card shows the title "Rivals." along with the card number 4803. Here is a pretty young lady sitting in a field, surrounded by three suitors, each vying for her attention. In the background is a farmhouse and barn. Cute scene!
This glossy albumen stereo view detail is crisp and sharp, and the condition is nearly perfect, with the only very minor issue is a few light abrasions on the lower left hand corner. There is no writing on the back. In the early 1880s another renown publisher found that thicker mounts were easier to stack if curved, plus helped to reduce the glare when viewing a glossy mount. This is one such card.