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Standish House Stereoview

Double image of a saltbox house, Standish House, Duxbury, Mass. Stereoview of the Standish House, circa 1900
A.S. Burbank
Silver gelatin print on board
Gift of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society

Stereoviews, or stereoscopic images, were almost identical photographs, set side by side. When viewed through a stereoscope, the image appeared three-dimensional. They became a common souvenir item, like post cards, depicting popular scenes and locations.

While this stereoview claims to be of the “Myles Standish House,” it is in fact, the home built by Standish’s son, Alexander Standish. The misidentification of this house persisted until the latter half of the 20th century.

Back view of the steroview

Digging Duxbury

The quest for archaeological evidence of the Pilgrim past began with an 1833 dig, one of the earliest in U.S. history.

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Duxbury’s Pilgrim history, combined with the town’s natural beauty, initiated a tourist boom.

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

The tourism boom brought another enterprise, the creation and sale of Pilgrim-themed souvenirs.

Lasting Legacy

Duxbury's Lasting Legacy

Duxbury never forgot its Pilgrim origins. How could it? The names continue to generate interest today.
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