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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Celebrates 150th Anniversary with 19th-Century Stereograms

The Brooklyn’s Prospect Park opened in 1867 in New-york, USA and is celebrating its 150th birthday with a collection of 19th Century stereograms from the New York Public Library’s collection of stereoscopic images.

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The Lullwater from Nethermead Circuit, Prospect Park, stereoscopic view (courtesy Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection,The New York Public Library)

Now and Then

Over 2,000 workers planted treens and flowers to create this 585-acre park in the middle of the city in 1867, ten years after the Central Park opening.

The Hyperallergic web site makes an interesting comparisaon between old stereograms and actual park pictures taken from the same viewpoint. Visit the Hyperallegic page here.

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

The "Robert N. Dennis New-York" collection is available here at the New York Public Library. Most pictures are 300 pixels or  760 pixels wide with art print available on order in various sizes from $59 up to $569 for the 38x50" format.