Canton Township Carnegie Library

When the Canton Township Carnegie Library opened its doors in 1921, it was the last Carnegie-funded library in the United States. 

The library's opening-day collection included a set of three slipcased collections of stereocards and three stereo viewers. 

Boxed sets

Stereo viewer

These images have survived in remarkably good condition, and have been digitized to share with the world. 

 Dog helping medics search for wounded soldiers

The full effect of the stereo images does not come through without a viewer; therefore, anaglyph images of each stereo pair have been created for viewing onscreen with red/cyan 3D glasses.

 Dog helping medics search for wounded soldiers

Sometimes, what is old becomes new again.

Please be aware that the language contained in captions can reflect attitudes and prejudices prevalent at the time.