"Now I lay me down to sleep" Stereoviews often portrayed scenes of domestic life, with people in costumes and staged settings.  Such narrative scenes were generally meant to entertain or amuse.  Some, especially the ones with children, were designed to touch a sentimental chord in the viewer.  The subject of children saying bedtime prayers was... Continue Reading →

Mazaicasuawin and his wife, Anpaohdinajin (1898)

This stereograph (stereoview) was made from real photographs in 1898 by commercial photographer Truman Ward Ingersoll (1862-1922) of St. Paul, Minnesota.  Ingersoll produced many images of Ojibwe (Chippewa) people and their ways of life in northern Minnesota.  I was unable to find additional information about the couple in this portrait. In the Library of Congress's... Continue Reading →

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