- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Long before social media provided a way to post new photos, there were stereographs - documentary-like images that created the illusion of depth.

On Friday, an Arkansas student’s exhibit that focuses on the state’s stereographic images will open in the Arkansas Made Gallery of the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Public history graduate student Hattie Felton of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the curator of the exhibit, called “Capturing Early Arkansas in Depth.” Felton says the exhibit provides insight into 19th-century Arkansas and serves as a great historical tour through the state.

Unlike traditional studio photographers, stereo photographers took their cameras outdoors to capture life as it was happening. Felton - who graduates this month - says the spontaneous photography imparted a documentary quality to many of the images.

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