About this artwork

This stereoscopic view shows the streets of Chicago in 1890. It is by Benjamin West Kilburn, who along with his brother established Kilburn Brothers - a photography firm that specialised in producing stereoscopic cards. Here we can see the bustle of everyday life on a Chicago street which would come to life when viewed through a stereoscopic viewer. Three years later, Benjamin was back in Chicago after gaining the exclusive rights to sell stereoscopic views of the Columbian Exposition.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    In Streets of Chicago, Ill., U.S.A
  • date created:
    1890
  • materials:
    Stereoscopic albumen
  • measurements:
    7.70 x 7.50 (each image); 8.70 x 17.70 cm (overall)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell, 1985
  • accession number:
    PGP R 1226.12
  • gallery:
Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Tell us what you think.

B. W. Kilburn

B. W. Kilburn