Date/Time: Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 12:05 PM

Place: Milo B. Howard, Jr. Auditorium - Alabama Archives

Topic: “Alabama in 3D: A Look at Stereoscope and View-Master Reels”

Speakers: Karen Henricks

“Alabama in 3D: A Look at Stereoscope and View-Master Reels” will be presented by Karen Henricks at the ArchiTreats: Food For Thought program on Thursday, September 18th, at 12:05 PM in the Alabama Department of Archives and History’s Milo B. Howard, Jr. Auditorium.

One of the most common objects of entertainment and education a hundred years ago would have been a stereoscope with an accompanying set of stereo views. The fascination with stereo photography continued into the 20th century through the View-Master and related products and has experienced a recent renewal of interest in holography, the 3-D Imax, and the stereo camera sent on the recent mission to Mars. During her presentation, Karen Henricks will review the history of 3-D technology and stereo photography using images from Alabama.


Dr. Henricks teaches Art History at Jacksonville State University and holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Missouri. Her research interests include topics from Alabama art and photography, especially the New Deal and the Farm Security Administration. She collects, researches, and produces stereo photographs and 3-D images and is a member of the National Stereoscopic Association.

As part of the Alabama Collectors and Collecting Series, examples of stereo viewers and images from Dr. Henricks personal collection can be seen in the “Alabama 3-D” exhibition. Located in the Archives’ 1st floor lobby, the exhibit continues through September, 2003.

The noontime (12:05 PM) program is one in a series of monthly third-Thursday free lectures at the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives.

For more information call (334) 242-4363, ext. 235.

Updated: September 9, 2003, 2003
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435