Sunday, June 14, 2015
VERY large scan of an 1878 stereograph of St. Vincent and Pembina, taken from Minnesota side of the Red River of the North.
Note the two railroad tracks merging into one, going along the the high bank of the Red River of the North. This is on what is the far west side of town, as the river curves north. There is no slope or erosion as there is now, let alone river woods all up and down the banks as we're used to, today. And take a close look at Pembina in the background - Click on the image to open, then click on it again to maximize it, to see as much detail as possible.
This is the earliest known photograph of our St. Vincent and Pembina that I am aware of. I am hoping to print this in the size of a stereograph and view it in one of my stereoscopes, in hopes that seeing it in 3-D might bring further clarity to the details...