“Double Vision: 19th Century Rhode Islanders at Work, at Play and in 3-D”

Thursday, March 29, 2012

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Cost: Free

Rhode Island Historical Society
Aldrich House
110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02906

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Thu, 2012-03-29 18:30 - 20:30

While the pictorial splendor of three-dimensional movies might seem to occupy the cutting edge of entertainment, visual performances in 3D have a long history. And on March 29, you can get a taste of the early days of that history at an exciting event: Double Vision: 19th Century Rhode Islanders at Work, at Play and in 3-D.

RIHS has recently completed a year-long project of locating and cataloguing over 400 RI stereoviews produced between 1860 and 1920. We have digitized a number of these for a presentation that will look at Rhode Islanders in factories, farms and commercial establishments, as well as the places where we relaxed—including never before seen stereoviews of the A&W Sprague company store in South Providence and beloved Rocky Point in Warwick.

Narration will be provided by historian and stereo enthusiast Ned Connors. We’ll provide the 3D glasses and refreshments. You provide the ohhhhs and ahhhhs.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the ADDD Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation, a charitable community trust serving the people of Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.