Stereoskopet ger en tredimensionell upplevelse av bildens motiv, se Wikipedialänk nedan.
Fotografierna och stereoskopet inropades på auktion i Hamburgsund 1950 av Inga Levin.
Fotografierna är tillverkade av vänersborgaren Gustav Adolf Johnson, f. 1864 som emigrerade till USA. Han försörjde sig där inom mångahanda verksamheter,, bl.a. tillverkning av stereografiska fotografier vilket framgår av den biografiska texten nedan. De svenska motiven hämtade han på resor i Sverige, "In 1901 he traveled from one end of Sweden to the other, over every railroad, in the meanwhile collecting 3,500 pictures of all the interesting places, public buildings and scenery. This collection was prepared as stereoscopic views and
was the largest collection of that class of views from Sweden."
Texten hämtad ur the USGenWeb Archives, Internet 2014: http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/clearfield/bios/johnson-gust-a.txt
GUST ADOLPH JOHNSON, a representative business man of Winburne, Pa., a
practical printer, a photographer and a manufacturer of soft drinks, was born
November 24, 1864, at Wenersborg, in Sweden, and is a son of John Erickson (son
of John) and Sophia Johnson (Erickson) or Johanson, according to the Swedish
methods of naming.
The father of Mr. Johnson was born in Sweden in 1818 and was a farmer in his
own land prior to coming to America with his wife in 1887, his death occurring
in Cooper township, Clearfield county, in 1897. His wife was born in Sweden in
1825 and died in 1903. They had thirteen children born to them and the
survivors are: Erick, who lives at Winburne; Matilda, who is the wife of Lars
Danielson, of Lanse, Pa.; Carl, who resides at Sugar Grove, Warren county, Pa.;
Emma, who is the wife of Andrew Leafgren, a grain dealer and mill owner at
Winburne; and Gust Adolph. The first of the family to come to America was Mrs.
Danielson, who located at McIntire, Lycoming county, Pa. Erick followed and
still later Gust and Carl came also and all settled at McIntire, in 1882. In
1887 Gust A. Johnson returned to Sweden and in the following October came back
to Pennsylvania, bringing with him his beloved parents and sister Emma.
When Mr. Johnson first reached the United States he found that there was no
opening for him except at the hardest kind of labor, but he was strong, willing
and industrious and from the latter part of 1882 until May, 1883, he worked on
the construction of the Pine Creek Railroad, and then went to Landrus, in Tioga
county, and secured employment in a shingle mill and saw-mill and later worked
again at railroad construction, this time on the Beech Creek Railroad. In 1884
he went to New York City and from there to Boston and other points. While in
New York he was offered a position in a grocery store but the wages promised
were too small for him to consider the proposition. He then accepted a position
on a three-masted schooner running between New York and Boston, in the capacity
of an able bodied seaman. The duties required of him in this capacity had not
been previously explained to him and he very quickly came to the conclusion that
life on the sea was not the carer for which Nature had intended him. He was so
gratified to reach Boston in safety that he was even willing to demand no wages
for the trip.
After this experience, which, as Mr. Johnson relates it, is full of interest
and humor, he found work in Boston and at East Long Meadow, Mass. In the fall
of 1884 he came to Peale, Clearfield county, where coal mines had been opened
and he secured employment and worked as a miner until the spring of 1885, when
he went to the Allport mines, then back to Peale and again to Allport and later
worked in a slope mine at Munson. In 1886 he came to Winburne and built one of
the first three houses, Peter A. Strand and Nels Olson (both of whom are now
deceased), having built the others. The first mine was opened in December,
1886, by the Somerville Company, and he was one of the first half-dozen men
employed then. He continued mining until 1888. Mr. Johnson then started a job
printing office and also the manufacturing of rubber stamps, which he continues.
From 1895 until 1902, Mr. Johnson was also in the milling business. In 1901 he
traveled from one end of Sweden to the other, over every railroad, in the
meanwhile collecting 3,500 pictures of all the interesting places, public
buildings and scenery. This collection was prepared as stereoscopic views and
was the largest collection of that class of views from Sweden. For the past
five years he has been a manufacturer of soft drinks, which he wholesales in the
surrounding towns. He has sustained two serious fire losses, one in July and
another in December, 1910, when his plant at Philipsburg was burned. He has
been a resident of Clearfield county for twenty-seven years and of Winburne for
twenty-six of these. He was naturalized at Clearfield in 1888 and no native-
born American can show better citizenship. He is interested vitally in all
public questions and as a Republican exerts considerable political influence and
has served as precinct chairman for his local party organization. He was reared
in the Lutheran faith.
Mr. Johnson was married to Miss Anna Nelson, in 1891, at which time she was a
resident of Chicago, Ill., her parents having died when she was a child. Mr.
and Mrs. Johnson have five children: Walter, Ruth, Edith, Francis and Theodore.
Litteratur: Swoope, Roland D. Jr.,: Twentieth Century History of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania,and Representative Citizens.
Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1911, sid. 814 - 816.
- Givare till museet Andersson, Barbro
- Produktion 1901 (efter)
- Tillverkare Johnson, Gustav Adolph
- Tillverkningsort USA (US)
- Identifier UM027506
- Part of collection S14UM Kulturhistoriska samlingen
- Owner of collection Bohusläns museum
- Institution Bohusläns museum
- DIMU-CODE 021025687691
- UUID 2578382C-707F-4DE5-BF42-972E4C20EA2B