1870s stereoview titled The Jack-O-Lantern, a young boy admires his work in pumpkin carving. A patriotic flavor added with the small American flag on top. Somewhat crudely applied hand-painting. Part of the Young Folks Series published by the Union View Company of Rochester, N.Y.
Stereoviews consist of two images created with a stereo camera, a type of camera with two or more lenses. This allows the camera to simulate human binocular vision, and therefore gives it the ability to capture three-dimensional images, a process known as stereo photography. The images are side by side, either on glass or paper pasted onto a sturdy card, stereoviews were meant to be observed through a special viewer, called a stereoscope, that created the effect of a three dimensional image.