• The Galleries open to sets of individual images.
  • Each collection has a brief description of the site or event, followed by descriptions of each individual image
  • Images representing the present day are in color
  • Images representing historic events are in sepia tone, characteristic of the recording of the day

For most viewing pleasure, see the Note on Viewing Images

Vintage Images

Vintage Visuals specializes in views that capture the old-time flavor of early photography. Pictures of those days included many of the people and activities of the time.
Living History
(non-Civil War events like Cowboys, Victorian Teas, etc)
Living History
Civil War Reenactment
(modern day reenactments of Civil War events)
Civil War Reenactments

For most viewing pleasure, see the Note on Viewing Images

Cinema Images

Vintage Visuals participates in cinematic adventures. Views include the story line, scenes behind the scenes, and sometimes the cuts and cut-ups.
Bloody Dawn
Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863
Bloody Dawn
Touched By Fire
John Brown and Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Touched by Fire

For most viewing pleasure, see the Note on Viewing Images

Civil War Battlefield Images

Vintage Visuals records the modern day views of sites made hallowed by our forefathers in the fight for human liberty, a united country, and the brotherhood of man.
Battlefield Views
How they look today
Civil War Battlefields

For most viewing pleasure, see the Note on Viewing Images

Modern Images

The early picturists provided views of scenery, structures, and events. Th0se old stereo photos let the viewer explore different places and to participate in new and exciting happenings. Vintage Visuals continues this tradition.
scenic views
museums, zoos, etc
State Fair, threshing days, etc
Greensburg Tornado

For most viewing pleasure, see the Note on Viewing Images

People Images

People have been the subject of many, many stereo views. What they do and how they appear remains of interest today.

For most viewing pleasure, see the Note on Viewing Images

Miscellaneous Images

Some images just defy easy categorization.
Stereo Technology
Stereo Technology

For most viewing pleasure, see the Note on Viewing Images

A Note on Viewing Images

The views presented here are shown as single images or in parallel view stereo format. All future images will be presented as stereo views. The single image photographs already here will be converted to stereo as this site is updated.

Enjoying the stereo views is easy! The left half is intended to be seen by the left eye and the right half is intended to be seen by the right eye. When each eye sees the correct image, the scene is rendered in stereo.

You may ask "how is this done? There are two answers; free fusion and lorgnette.


This is when you train your eyes to have awareness at distance and attention close-up. Start by looking out a window and put your awareness on a distant object. Now hold your hands out in front of you with the fingertips touching. What you will see is the magic frankfurter!

finger sausage
Wiggle your fingers and watch the little sausage dance!

Notice how this feels? You have your awareness at the distance but you are paying attention to the frankfurter. This is how it feels to do free fusion on parallel view stereo. Try this by holding your hands in front of the monitor (right at the surface of the screen lined up with the view you would like to see in stereo.). Now look over the top of the monitor at something in the distance. As you slide your attention from the distance down to your fingers (keeping your awareness of the distance!) the view right behind your fingers should show up in stereo. This will take some practice and it will feel strange as your eyes retrain themselves. Once your eyes and brain understand what you are asking them to do, it gets easier and easier until you no longer will need a stereoscope to see these views.


If you like having toys on your desk, use a stereo view lorgnette.


This simple little piece of plastic is constructed so that each eye will see a separate image. The lenses help you focus on the image on the screen. You don't need any particular training to use a lorgnette but it will take just a little bit of fiddling for you to hold the lorgnette correctly (right up to your eyes) and find the right distance from the screen (about a foot).

lorgnette viewing

Don't have a lorgnette?
You can order one here!!

Of course you could also just buy a copy of the slide and look at it with a Vintage Visuals stereoscope at your leisure!
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