“Window Call.”

Image: William Grundy/London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images

These images of rural life in Victorian England were shot by William Morris Grundy, and acquired after his death by the London Stereoscopic Company.

Born in Birmingham in 1806, Grundy took up photography in 1855 and made dozens of stereoscopic photos, primarily posed genre scenes of rustic pursuits such as hunting, fishing, and farming.

After his death in 1859, Grundy’s idyllic photos were used as illustrations for a book, Sunshine in the Country: A Book of Rural Poetry.

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“Gamekeepers.”

Image: William Grundy/London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images

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