Stereo Views of New England, an illustrated lecture by Maine State Museum Director Bernard Fishman, will be presented Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. in Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery, 11 Church St.

Stereoviews took the world by storm and were the most popular form of photography from the 1860s through the 1920s. In his talk, Fishman will provide 3-D glasses and projects historic 3-D stereoview images of Maine and New England. The audience experiences the images as they were originally meant to be seen.

“It will bring you to closer to history than you’ve ever been before,” Fishman said.

People, landscapes, work at home and in industry, entertainments, communities, maritime and agricultural scenes will be among those featured in this first such public show ever given in Maine. The talk is part of “Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s first major exhibition of historic photography.

Tickets are $8, $5 for museum members, and may be purchased online at or by calling 548-0334 or -2529.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or