3D in the 19th century
Stereoscopics, the three-dimensional depiction of two-dimensional images, captivated viewers across the globe in the 19th century. And the phenomenon helped to cement Switzerland’s status as a highly desirable tourist destination.
Global mass medium
Stereomania. Switzerland in 3D
23.07.2021 17.10.2021 / National Museum Zurich
The exhibition presents stereoscopic photographs of Switzerland from the period between 1860 and 1910. Thanks to the stereoscopic process, international publishing houses were able to popularise a touristic image that found its way into parlours and living rooms around the world. Spectacular mountain peaks, idyllic lakes and glamorous tourist hotspots could be explored in 3D. The circulation of these images helped make the country a top destination for tourists. The exhibition also features background information on the stereoscopics industry.