New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age

A Book Plus a Stereoscopic Viewer, and 50 3D Photos

Esther Crain

This smart, upscale, and unique package contains 50 rarely seen stereoscopic images – including spectacular 3D views of bygone architectural marvels, as well as once-in-a-lifetime events such as the construction of the Statue of Liberty – and a paperback book that brings history to life.

Be transported to New York during the Gilded Age and experience daily life in one of the world’s most vibrant cities through mesmerizing, contemporary 3D photography and exciting tales of the time.

Black Dog & Leventhal has partnered with the New-York Historical Society to present New York in the Gilded Age as it’s never been viewed before. This innovative package includes a sturdy metal stereoscopic viewer and 50 stereoscopic photographs of turn-of-the-century New York. The package also includes a 128-page paperback that provides a brief history of the stereograph craze and an overview of the city’s evolution during that time.

New York in 3D in the Gilded Age details the rapid growth of Manhattan from 1877 to 1910, when nearly half of the millionaires in American lived in the city. Enduring structures such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, Ellis Island Immigration Station, and the first skyscrapers were built during this time, culminating in the construction of the 47-story Singer Building in 1908. The 50 stereoscopic images include Coney Island lit up at night; a view of Madison Square Garden in 1900 from the top of the Flatiron Building; peddlers’ carts on Elizabeth Street in 1904; the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1880; the Ellis Island dining room in 1907; and Times Square with the New Astor Hotel in 1908.

Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in each stereographic photograph are included on the back of the photo.

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and offering public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years. Its art holdings comprise more than 1.3 million works.

Entertainment Weekly featured New York in 3D in the Gilded Age in their June 27th issue’s MUST LIST. View it here!

Esther Crain is a writer and native New Yorker. In 2008 she launched Ephemeral New York, a website that chronicles the city’s past through photos, newspaper articles, art, and other artifacts. The site has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, and Time Out New York.

Available May 2014 from -
Barnes & Noble