Animals – Vintage Stereoviews

The Greatest of Birds, the Ostrich, Matariyeh, Egypt, 1897

Young African Lioness (Felis leo) curiously watching some unusual occurrence outside the cage, 1902

Famous »man-eater« at Calcutta – devoured 200 men, women and children before capture – India, 1903

»And the palm tree nodded to the mirror in the jungle«, Ormond, Florida

»It is a thoroughly characteristic glimpse of inland Florida that you get beside this sleepy bend in the creek. Never a breath of winter cold is felt here – all the year round the air is luxuriously soft and balmy; all the year round these big, waving fans of green foliage stand alongside the still waters. Alligators like these scaly fellows used to be the chief land-owners and in habitants hereabouts, but they are less common nowadays, since the fashionable world took to coveting their handsome, scaly hides. Squirrels, opossums, raccoons and foxes still enjoy life in this land of their forefathers, and various kinds of snakes think they have proprietorship rights here. Years ago, a bird-lover who would wait and watch from a quiet vantage-point like this might see wading about the muddy banks some of the most beautiful of our large native birds, the flamingo, the egret and their near relations, but now they are to be found only far in towards the trackless, bewildering middle of the great swamps where few sportsmen and fewer tourists penetrate.

It is difficult to realize that all this part of Florida has been slowly built up from under the sea by  accumulated masses of coral formation. For ages on ages, the sea-creatures, one generation after another, took from the sea water the elements needed to make their shapeless, stony skeletons. Age after age, new coral creatures built their own living houses atop of the deserted remains of their predecessors. When the accumulated mass reached up through the level waters, it was a sort of rock-island; then winds and waves, wearing off fragments and breaking them up into fine sand, prepared this new rock to serve as food for stray seeds, and so the land began to grow green. There is no end to the tales of old times which this bit of Florida tells to the scientist.«

»From Notes of Travel, No. 15, copyright, 1905, by Underwood & Underwood.«

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Some Lively Alligators, Lake Worth, Florida, U.S.A.  1900

Elephant carrying a half-ton Kitul Palm log (used for his own fodder), Ceylon, 1903

Man-eating Alligators of India eager for another meal – three scaly monsters in captivity, 1903

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

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