His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, with Mayor Howard of Portland on his left; photographed just prior to departure on board his fleet, at Portland, Maine, October 20, 1860 / by George Stacy, 143 Madison Street, New-York.
Stereograph shows the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) with Mayor Joseph Howard of Portland, Maine in a carriage in the street as a crowd watches, on October 20, 1860 in Portland, Maine.
"The first effect of looking at a good photograph through the stereoscope is a surprise such as no painting ever produced. The mind feels its way into the very depths of the picture. The scraggy branches of a tree in the foreground run out at us as if they would scratch our eyes out. The elbow of a figure stands forth as to make us almost uncomfortable." Oliver Wendell Holmes, an affordable stereo viewer inventor for the American market. Atlantic Monthly, June 1859.
The Diminished Class. Faces of Monarchies. Portraits of disappeared, replaced but survived class.