Monday, June 20, 2011

Seeing Double 3 Ways: Antique Views on San Francisco's Ferry Depot

We see many stereoscopic view cards in our travels, but this one caught our eye. It is so simple, such a basic background, the thought was: "An ideal background for Collage!" It's a turn of the century look without any clutter or fuss. And it's a tinted plate, meaning more fun in general!
I myself already have plans for this image. :)
For more information on the fascinating history of this remarkable structure, you can go HERE. It has survived more than one major earthquake!
Imagine the potential for art use here, though. Add people, mix, stir, and find yourself a brand new collage!
We think the possibilities may be endless.
Anyhow, here it is, and we hope you'll enjoy both our Original and Brightened versions, along with our Steampunk color way version.
Please do not repackage any or all of these images for sale! Let's keep free things free!
Happy Creativity!
Rose


Stereoscopic View of Old Time San Francisico

Brightened Look
Downloadable Version HERE



Original Tone
Downloadable Version HERE



Steampunk Colorway
Downloadable Version HERE




Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use




6 comments:

Ann said...

IMAGIN MY SURPRISE WHEN I FOUND ONE OF THESE VIEWERS ALONG WITH QUITE A FEW CARDS WHEN i WAS GOING THROUGH MY PARENTS HOME AFTER BOTH WERE GONE! I NEVER KNEW THEY HAD ONE. WE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH IT..IT NOW PUT AWAY SAFELY FROM LITTLE GRANDCHILDREN HANDS!!!
THIS IS A FABULOUS IMAGE..AND SOOOO MANY WAYS TO USE IT!!! iDEAS ARE POPPING THROUGH MY HEAD !!!
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
XOXO

Plush Possum Studio said...

Somehow, I knew you'd really dig this one!
:)
Yay! I was right!

whymsicalmusings said...

Do you know how many smiles you bring when you leave a comment on my posts....tons and tons!
Thank you for this fabulous photo and I so enjoyed the history lesson also:)
Xxxx
Becky

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi Becky! It's fun having you around! You are sweet to share that you like my comments. We're pretty fond of yours around here now, too! ;)
We love history, provenence (got that word from Antiques Roadshow lol), and new ideas about old stuff.
I'd no idea there even was a building like the one shown which has made it through all those major earthquakes!
Gotta love Wikipedia!
;)

artistamyjo said...

Wow ! This is just awesome and so many ideas come to mind.
Thank you for posting this one. Love it!
Hugs, Amy

Plush Possum Studio said...

Amy: I'm so glad you see this as being so versatile an image. We love it for that very reason.
Color's fun, but I gotta tellya--I'm loving the steampunky one the best of the 3!
:)

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