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.
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.'
We welcome back to the Blog, especially for Stereoscopy Day, photo historian Dr. Peter Blair. In this article he discusses a great passion of many 3-D photographers and collectors: going back to locations in Victorian stereoviews. He not only recreates the images over a century later, but he explores the understanding and appreciation of them.
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.
The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy have announced the first international Stereoscopy Day is to take place on June 21st 2022.
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!
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.
As a little way to celebrate the festive season I'm sharing some glass Verascope slides from the 1910s.
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 Classic Photo Magazine have recently launched their new online resource 'The Classic Platform' which features a number of fascinating photographic and stereoscopic history articles and papers which they can't fit into their twice-yearly magazine.