This white marble memorial is dedicated to Charlotte Canda (1828-1845), a young Victorian socialite who died tragically on the evening of her 17th birthday. Amazingly, Canda had been designing a monument for her recently deceased aunt. After her untimely death, her father adapted the design for Charlotte’s monument, and personalized it by adding her initials, a portrait statue, and various symbols of her interests during life. This stereoview card shows the main section of Charlotte’s grand monument.
Stereoviews feature two photographic images, taken at slightly different angles. When looked at through a special viewer, they converge to form one 3-dimensional image. Stereoview cards were an extremely popular form of photography and image-viewing in the 19th century. Click the image to expand.