Category: History and Research

Léopold Harzé’s “Comedy in Sculpture” [1]

Léopold Harzé’s “Comedy in Sculpture” [1]

Photo Historian Denis Pellerin introduces 19th century Belgian sculptor Léopold Harzé and invites you to explore his work through the stereoscope.

“L’Emp’reur, sa femme, le p’tit Prince” : The Imperial Family of France, Photography and the Stereoscope. New Book Release.

“L’Emp’reur, sa femme, le p’tit Prince” : The Imperial Family of France, Photography and the Stereoscope. New Book Release.

The latest book I have written, “L’Emp’reur, sa femme, le p’tit Prince” : The Imperial Family of France, Photography and the Stereoscope, is about the special relationship that existed between Napoleon III, the Empress Eugénie, their son and photography, including stereoscopic photography. It will be released in May 2023 but can be pre-ordered at a discount.

Joan of Arc in the Stereoscope

Joan of Arc in the Stereoscope

Photo Historian Denis Pellerin shares his incredible research into the depiction of Joan of Arc and the events to commemorate her in the stereoscope. We wish you all a very happy New Year!

1960s Historic Greater Manchester in 3-D

1960s Historic Greater Manchester in 3-D

You're invited to step into Greater Manchester in the 1960s and be immersed in the history of the area, a lot of which is unrecognisable today.

John Hill, Amateur Stereo Photographer From Halifax

John Hill, Amateur Stereo Photographer From Halifax

Photo historian Denis Pellerin shares his research into a set of stereoviews by Yorkshire amateur stereo photographer John Hill. You can meet John's family and step into 1880s Britain, captured through his eyes in stereoscopic 3-D beauty!

‘The Nature Stereoscopic Club’: A Snapshot into a 1920s Circulating Postal Portfolio Group

‘The Nature Stereoscopic Club’: A Snapshot into a 1920s Circulating Postal Portfolio Group

I'm very lucky to have in my collection a set of stereocards from 1927 and 1928 from members of The Nature Stereoscopic Club. I've finally tracked down each of the contributors, and now you can rediscover them too.

A Stereoscopist In Perigord

A Stereoscopist In Perigord

Photo historian Denis Pellerin unveils his thorough research into a collection of 1860s French collodion stereo negatives, the photographer, and the photographic technique behind them.

‘To Be Read at Dusk: Dickens, Ghosts & the Supernatural’: London Exhibition with 3-D Viewer.

‘To Be Read at Dusk: Dickens, Ghosts & the Supernatural’: London Exhibition with 3-D Viewer.

The Charles Dickens Museum and The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy have collaborated, and a stereoscope with digitised Victorian 3-D images from Dr. May's collection is on show at the Museum's special exhibition 'To Be Read at Dusk: Dickens, Ghosts & the Supernatural.'

Stereoscopic Daguerreotypes

Stereoscopic Daguerreotypes

I thought I'd introduce you to stereoscopic daguerreotypes, one of the earliest forms of photography and stereoviews, and indeed, one of the most expensive and fragile too. You don't often come across them, but when you do, and you're lucky enough to see one of the beautifully tinted ones, you'll stop in your tracks in awe! They really are the jewels of stereoscopy.

Exclusive Free Online Publication: Henri Lefort: The Ultimate Entertainer

Exclusive Free Online Publication: Henri Lefort: The Ultimate Entertainer

As a grand finale to The Stereoscopy Blog's way of celebrating Stereoscopy Day, we'd like to offer you a free download of the never-before-published book by Denis Pellerin: 'Henri Lefort: The Ultimate Entertainer.'