Christmas Sledging in the 1910s

Christmas Sledging in the 1910s

As a little way to celebrate the festive season I’m sharing some glass Verascope slides from the 1910s.

I have two boxes of these English amateur slides and they’re not in the best condition, but I really love that they’ve taken stereo images of their family and friends through the seasons. They nearly always look like they’re having fun too! There is some information in the box lids and these are apparently from between 1913-1916, so if this is accurate, I was surprised how they still found so much joy in difficult times. There are other slides showing the same men, and in several of the photos they are wearing military uniforms; a photo of them enjoying cups of tea and smiling is one of my favourites. I haven’t yet found who the families are, but I’ll keep digging.

I’ve digitally cleaned, aligned and framed these, but I will include an original so you can see a before version.

There’s no better way to spend a Christmas Eve than cleaning dots and scratches on photos <.< (mulled wine helps though).


I hope you enjoy these.

The Stereoscopy Blog wishes you and yours a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas.

Best wishes,

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