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  WHERE DID WE COME FROM?

In March 1952 -- when stereo photography was on everyone's mind -- the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind sponsored a "Snow Ball", an annual fund-raising event. A feature of the intermission was an invitational exhibition of 3-D photography. Well-known personalities including actor Harold Lloyd and the drugstore chain's Myrtle Walgreen were invited to exhibit. Many members of Jackson Park Camera Club's 3-D section also exhibited.

The "Snow Ball" became the foundation stone of the Chicago Stereo Camera Club. A group of stereographers under the guidance of Robert L. McIntyre, Camera Editor of the Chicago Tribune, organized the club with hosting the Chicago Lighthouse International Exhibition of Stereo Photography as one of its primary purposes. The club joined the Photographic Society of America with the result that shows had to be conformed to meet PSA's rigid exhibition standards. Workshop parties were held often and club members attended not only to participate but to support, serve and cheer those who were doing the work. At public presentations, ladies of the club wore gowns and the gentlemen dressed accordingly, a sign of the lofty position the club held in Chicago society.

Today, the Chicago Lighthouse International Exhibition of Stereo photography is one of the world's oldest annual exhibition of stereo photography and Chicago Stereo Camera Club is proud to be listed as the longest continuing contributor to the Chicago Lighthouse.

FLASH newsletter awards (The FLASH is not currently being published)

1995 PSA Honorable Mention

1996 PSA Creative Award

1997 PSA Honor Award

1999 PSA Creative Award 

 

 Stereo Slides

 Welcome

  History of Club

  Club Officers

  Lighthouse Exhibition

 Calendar

 Anaglyph Prints

Stereo Cards

  Stereo Information

Stereo Galleries

  E-Mail Us

 Links

  Stereo Samples

 Digital files