Artifact of the Month

What is it?

As black and white photography advanced in the latter 1800’s, creative photographers developed a STEREOSCOPE.

This device created the illusion of three dimensions and solidity by placing two photos of the same object taken at slightly different angles then placed side-by-side on heavy paper. This stereoscope is on display in the Museum’s Belle Reve Room.

St. Clair artifact

What is it? -- Your turn

This artifact (stone, approximately 12 inches square by 2 inches thick) is on display in the Museum’s Captain’s Bedroom. Identify the artifact, then e-mail your answer to We will identify the artifact in October. If you include your name in the e-mail, we will name those who guessed correctly.
St. Clair artifact