At least for me they do. These generate a sensation of being there like nothing I’ve ever experienced.
According to the New York Times, they were invented by Joshua Heineman, a San Francisco artist. I’ve collected them from all over the net, slowing some of the faster ones down that gave me a headache, and cropping some distracting backgrounds out.
You can now make your own with many more vintage stereoscope slides and a provided online tool at the New York Public Library.
Many more below the fold.
Grain market in Haifa, Palestine, 1903
Deadening silkworms by steam in Antioch, Syria (now Turkey), 1913
Harvest in China approx. 1900
The Public Domain Review
Lake Balaton, Hungary, 1917, from EarthlyMission.com (above and below)
ImgKid.com (above and below)
Late 19th century Japan, hand-colored, Trivials.com