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Century-old town photographs in the Estonian History Museum photography collection 3D.
The new exhibition of photographs and postcards at the Estonian History Museum invites you to enter century-old Estonian townscapes as they once were, untouched by the world wars, and to visit the beauty spots of Estonia’s largest cities and summer resorts. Alongside the anaglyph photos, made especially for this exhibition, are original picture postcards depicting seven Estonian towns – Tallinn, Tartu, Narva, Pärnu, Viljandi, Haapsalu and Kuressaare.
The enlarged 3D town views have been digitized from glass negatives made in the early 20th century, mostly by the photographer Jaan Kristin (1863–1919). From 1905 to 1914 he photographed Estonia’s largest cities and summer resorts. The quality and detail in the old two dimensional glass negatives, originally made for producing small postcards, is astounding and by enlarging the scenes and adding depth it was possible to create a time travel experience.
Bring your whole family to see this 3D photography exhibition.