History sells cheaply

THIS interesting photo of New Norfolk in 1903 sold for US $6.57 on the action website eBay recently.  The image was attributed James Davis, an employee of Benjamin Kilburn (1827-1909), a famed American photographer and stereoscopic view publisher.

This view looks across from farmland that is now Sharland Avenue, to the area now occupied by Fairview and Norfolk North.

Popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, stereoscopic photography created a 3-D illusion by placing two almost identical photos side-by-side, to be studied through special glasses or viewers.

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