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Preserving Pocahontas

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Cattle are grazing on Crooked Fork (of Old Field Fork) of Elk River near Slaty Fork. The stereogram was created around 1915 by local photographer Harvey Bright. A stereogram is a pair of two-dimensional panels mounted side-by-side. The left picture represents what the left eye would see, and likewise for the right picture. When the stereogram is observed through a special viewer known as a stereoscope, the pair of panels merges together. What you see is a single three-dimensional photograph. The first stereoscope was patented in 1838 and Oliver Wendell Holmes developed a later version. These stereo viewers were one of America’s most popular forms of entertainment during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photo courtesy of Ruth Friel and Ellen Doyle, ID. PHP001501

Correction on last week’s picture – World War II Selectees 12/29/42 ID: PHP000950. Back row, far left: Elmer Wymer (not James Marvin Wimer as listed.) Thanks to Ruth Taylor for correcting the record.

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email info@poca Prints of photographs from the archives are available.

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