TURN OVER A STEREOVIEW AND WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Commercial advertising. The backspace of regular stereographic images was used for national product campaigns, but also to promote local businesses. Some entrepreneurs had a special publicity view made, to show their product on the front side and describe it on the back side.
What do you do for a living? I am a “dealer in special bargains”
A late 1800’s view of The Tabor Block, Denver, Colorado. When you have some trouble
reading the words just CLICK HERE and see the advice on the back of this view!
We guess this rock should look like a Boar’s Head. This is an advertising view for a
Modern 1870’s Hotel, where “the rooms are lighted with gas, well ventilated, and
easily accessible. A Telegraph Office, Post Office, Billiard Hall and Bowling Alley
are connected with the House”. That should compensate the somewhat depressing
This American Tobacco Company doesn’t state that smoking will kill you. SUE THEM!
Philadelphia lace merchant Several advertisers from Pittsburgh
J.W. Lemaistre from Philadelphia is offering those nice genuine Nottingham Lace Curtains and much more you can imagine to be lacy. The front side of the view is also used for advertising.
Especially for guys with a low excitement threshold: CLICK HERE to see her delicately wrapped up….in lace!
If you want to see more backside business, choose one of the following possibilities
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