Section 3: Early Travel in the White Mountains

April 7th, 2016 by Amanda

By 1855, Mount Washington was part of the experience female tourists could expect. Access to the trails was easier and it was possible to climb the mountain and return to the base in one day. Or, as many people did, hikers could stay the night at increasingly well-appointed Summit or Tip-Top Houses.

Stereoscopic views were immensely popular in the nineteenth century. The card with two pictures, taken a few inches apart, produces a three-dimensional picture when seen through a stereoviewer. They were found in many houses – allowing people to bring the outside and the White Mountains into their homes.