Tag: History and Research

‘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.'

In the Footsteps of Victorian Stereo-Photographers

In the Footsteps of Victorian Stereo-Photographers

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.

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.

Stereoscopy Day: An International Celebration of Stereoscopic 3D, June 21st

Stereoscopy Day: An International Celebration of Stereoscopic 3D, June 21st

The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy have announced the first international Stereoscopy Day is to take place on June 21st 2022.

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.

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.

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.