Category: History and Research

Get Ahead, Get a Hat

Get Ahead, Get a Hat

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.

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.

New London Stereoscopic Company Book ‘Stereoscopy: The Dawn of 3-D’ to launch on the 10th November 2021.

New London Stereoscopic Company Book ‘Stereoscopy: The Dawn of 3-D’ to launch on the 10th November 2021.

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.

Oldest Family Photograph of Stonehenge, Found in the Collection of Dr. Brian May, to go on Public Display…in 3-D!

Oldest Family Photograph of Stonehenge, Found in the Collection of Dr. Brian May, to go on Public Display…in 3-D!

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.

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.

Exploring the Alps in 3D with a Jules Richard Verascope Camera

Exploring the Alps in 3D with a Jules Richard Verascope Camera

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.

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.

What is Stereoscopy and Why is it Important to Photography Today?

What is Stereoscopy and Why is it Important to Photography Today?

The article 'What is Stereoscopy and Why is it Important to Photography Today?' is now available.

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).