I'm very fortunate to welcome to the Stereoscopy Blog photo historian, independent lecturer, author and collector of wonderful stereoscopic images, Dr. Peter Blair. In his first post, he will introduce you to the world of sales and advertising in stereoscopy, through an incredible set of unusual Verascope slides in his collection.
Category: History and Research
As a little way to celebrate the festive season I'm sharing some glass Verascope slides from the 1910s.
The London Stereoscopic Company have announced the launch of their latest book 'Stereoscopy: The Dawn of 3-D' will take place online on the 10th November 2021.
The oldest image of a family visiting Stonehenge has been discovered in the collection of Dr. Brian May...and it's in stereoscopic 3-D! The image will go on display, along with others, in a specially-made stereoscopic cabinet, on loan to Stonehenge from Dr. Brian May.
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.
I thought it'd be nice to share my small collection of glass positives taken in the Alps in the early 1900s, with a Jules Richard Verascope camera.
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.
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 article 'What is Stereoscopy and Why is it Important to Photography Today?' is now available.
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).