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3-D Graves: Stereography

Pettitt 99 Hartley Grave

Stereography, a form of three-dimensional photography, became popular in the late-nineteenth century.

The stereographs included here represent three different kinds of graveyard images:

1) Children visiting the grave of Hartley Coleridge

2) The gravesites of authors: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Walter Scott, Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth

3) An anonymous gravestone

Stereographs documented acts of grave visitation, and were also a way that the graveyard cultures of the nineteenth century permeated the marketplace and the home.  The different kinds of images included here indicate different aspects of nineteenth-century graveyard cultures and graveyard tourism.

All images on this page courtesy of Bruce Graver.

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