In 1857 the firm Spiers and Son, commissioned some of the most famous photographers of the period, including Roger Fenton, to document Oxford in 3D. They used the Stereoscope, a magical optical instrument that was introduced in Britain during the Great Exhibition. Using original negatives from the Weston Library archives and positive prints from Dr Brian May’s collection, we have created a postcard pack featuring 16 of the best images of Victorian Oxford. Also included is the 'Light Owl' 3D viewer which brings these images of Victorian Oxford to life in all their 3D glory. It can also be used to view modern or vintage stereocards, stereo illustrations and 3-D videos and VR content on a smart phone.
Jointly created by the Bodleian Libraries and the London Stereoscopic Company. You can find more information about this fascinating technology at www.londonstereo.com