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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Stereoscopic Views

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The Concord Room houses over two-hundred stereoscopic photographs and three stereoscopes!

What takes the image from a flat, 2D depiction to a 3D image is the unique design of the stereoscope. The stereoscopic photograph has two nearly identical side-by-side images; the stereoscope presents these images simultaneously, one to each eye.

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Library Concord History
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Transportation History

Transportation History

The Concord Room is home to a broad collection on transportation history. It is home to materials on Abbot-Downing Company, Concord Coach, streetcars, railroads, and more!

Lewis Downing started his own wagon business in Concord in 1813; in 1826 Downing joined forces with J. Stephens Abbot and started building stagecoaches. The company declared bankruptcy in 1909 after a long period of slow sales; in 1911 it was bought at au...

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Library Concord History