Tag: History

Faces from the Past

Faces from the Past

The Stereoscopy Blog is excited to bring you our first of many posts by photo historian, life-long stereoscopy enthusiast and Director of Dr. Brian May's London Stereoscopic Company, Denis Pellerin. In this post he describes his most recent purchase of a stereoview of two sisters, his research into it and the story about them. It gives an insight into how he thoroughly researches each image for his excellent talks, articles and books.

Roger Fenton’s 1850’s British Museum Stereoviews

Roger Fenton’s 1850’s British Museum Stereoviews

The British Museum announced yesterday that it will finally be reopening on the 27th August 2020 after its longest peacetime closure since opening its doors in 1759 (pre-booking is necessary to visit, please see the BM's website for details). To celebrate I thought I'd write a post about the stereographs of the British Museum taken by Roger Fenton in the 1850s.

1960s Stereo-Camera Slides Part 1

1960s Stereo-Camera Slides Part 1

These 1960s stereoviews are from a box of about 30 stereo realist slides which someone didn't know what to do with (when you're a stereoscopy nut with quite a niche interest these things have a habit of finding their way to you!). We're going to explore them!

1910s 3-D Wedding Party

1910s 3-D Wedding Party

These stereoviews were in a set of 15 which were originally made in France in the 1910s. The mounts show they were taken by a photographer with a studio in Paris and the clothing style shows French military uniforms as well as French fashion typical of the era. We're going to examine them and see what information we can find.