Author: Denis Pellerin

Henry Brothers: Masters of their Trade (Part Two)

Henry Brothers: Masters of their Trade (Part Two)

Photo Historian Denis Pellerin returns to follow up a previous Blog post after discovering more images by the same photographer in Dury, France. This time, Denis actually takes us to northern France and brings the history of the village to the modern-day inhabitants, making new discoveries with their help.

Easter Monday Egg-Rolling at Preston

Easter Monday Egg-Rolling at Preston

An Easter-themed post as Denis Pellerin researches an unusual stereoview of a very British tradition: 'Egg Rolling at Preston'. You can still join in today, if you're so inclined!

Julien Damoy, Provision Merchant and Publisher of Stereoscopic Postcards

Julien Damoy, Provision Merchant and Publisher of Stereoscopic Postcards

We welcome back to the Stereoscopy Blog photo historian Denis Pellerin. In this post he devotes his incredible and thorough research to French provision merchant and publisher of stereoscopic postcards Julien Damoy. Despite his stereoscopic postcards being well known, very little was previously understood about the publisher himself. Denis has once again dug deep in his research (and spent a fortune on postcards!) to rediscover Damoy.

Henry Brooks, Salisbury Photographer

Henry Brooks, Salisbury Photographer

A recent unearthing of one of the earliest images of a family visiting Stonehenge, in stereoscopic 3-D, has lead to the rediscovery of an eminent family of photographers and artists from Salisbury. We explore the history of Henry Brooks, his photographic studio and his family.

Henry Brothers: Masters of their Trade (Part One)

Henry Brothers: Masters of their Trade (Part One)

Photo historian Denis Pellerin blows us away yet again with his amazing research into seven French stereoscopic collodion glass negatives. He uncovers the stories of the nineteenth Century firm in the images and the photographer who took them.

Mr. Spencer’s Red-Letter Day

Mr. Spencer’s Red-Letter Day

Everyone experiences, at least once in their professional life, some memorable occasion, some momentous event that changes, helps or furthers their career. For the amateur stereo photographer Mr. Spencer in our story, this red-letter day took place on May 10th 1897.

The Rugged Path

The Rugged Path

This short post will be about another image of the “genre” kind which was turned into a stereo card. The publishers were the Gaudin brothers to whom I am very partial since they were the subject of the very first book devoted to the history of photography I wrote (in French).

The Strange Case of Monsieur Albert Boucher, Brighton Photographer

The Strange Case of Monsieur Albert Boucher, Brighton Photographer

Photo historian Denis Pellerin has researched and uncovered the strange story of Brighton photographer 'Monsieur Albert Boucher'. Beautifully Illustrated with stereoviews from 'the photographer himself', read on to discover the unusual truth behind a photographer's name.

In the Bitter Cold

In the Bitter Cold

Photo historian Denis Pellerin writes about his recent discovery of an original drawing from which a beautiful Victorian stereoview took inspiration. He researches the life of the artist, describes the meaning of the image and the heart-wrenching poem and stories it helped to create. A must-read article for fans of the book 'The Poor Man's Picture Gallery'.

A Picnic by the Side of the Road.

A Picnic by the Side of the Road.

Photo Historian Denis Pellerin shares with us a selection of beautiful French early 1900s stereoviews of people picnicking by the side of the road. He takes us on a journey through time, wine and stunning vehicles!