Naughty but Nice -  Victorian Lady Undressed in Stereoscopic Views

Antique Photograph

 

 

Stereoscopic, or 3D photography, was popular from the 1850s to the 1930s.  In the late 19th century stereoviews, or stereograph cards, had a wide and varied subject matter. Themes ranged from scientific to picturesque, from historical to humorous, and from risqué to refined.  Displayed are images from a collection of stereograph cards by photographer William Rau that depict a "naughty" but humorous side of the late Victorian era.

 

 

Antique Photograph: THE MANICURE
Antique Photograph:  THE MANICURE
Presko Binocular Co., Copyrighted 1900,  by William H. Rau
 
Antique Photograph: A Dainty Toilet
Antique Photograph:  A Dainty Toilet
Berry, Kelly & Chadwick, Copyrighted 1900, by William H. Rau
 
Antique Photograph: PICTURESQUE LOVELINESS
Antique Photograph:  PICTURESQUE LOVELINESS
Berry, Kelly & Chadwick, Copyrighted 1897, by William H. Rau
 
Antique Photograph: SLIPPERS. "AFTER THE OPERA"
Antique Photograph:  SLIPPERS. "AFTER THE OPERA"
Berry, Kelly & Chadwick, Copyrighted 1900, by William H. Rau
 
Antique Photograph: DROPPING THE SKIRT. "AFTER THE OPERA"
Antique Photograph:  DROPPING THE SKIRT. "AFTER THE OPERA"
Berry, Kelly & Chadwick, Copyrighted 1900, by William H. Rau
 
Antique Photograph: BALLET GIRLS HAVING A GOOD TIME
Antique Photograph:  BALLET GIRLS HAVING A GOOD TIME
E. W. Kelly Publishers, Copyrighted 1900, by William H. Rau