Animated Stereoscopic Photographs of Exhibits at the 1864 New York City Metropolitan Fair

With a rare glimpse into the past, YouTube Chubachus recently took pairs of stereoscopic photographs from the 1864 New York City Metropolitan Fair detailing the various exhibits and attractions present.

Animated stereoscopic photographs of exhibits at the Metropolitan Fair in New York City which took place from April 14-23, 1864. The fair was organized in order to raise money to take for sick and wounded Union soldiers during the American Civil War. The photographs were taken by the Bierstadt brothers, J. Gurney & Son, and photographers employed by Mathew Brady.

The original photographs came from the New York Public Library, Library of Congress, and the National Archives and Records Administration.

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