Icelandic Stereoscopes

Stereoscope photographic prints from Iceland

This collection from the Fiske Icelandic Collection, Cornell University Library, includes 213 stereoscopic printed images taken by the photographer Magnús Ólafsson (1862-1937) and his studio, Ljósmyndastofa Magnúsar Ólafssonar (Reykjavík). The images, largely landscapes, appear to date from before ca. 1918; a few bear caption dates of 1910 or 1911. (Þórunn Sigurðardóttir, Manuscript Material, Correspondence, and Graphic Material in the Fiske Icelandic Collection, Islandica 48 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994), 258.)