19 October 2019

The Photographer of Fort Tavannes

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: LSU / SPA / Verdun / WWI
The Photographer of Fort Tavannes - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

Most French stereoviews with images of the First World War contain a short description of the image. In best case, it describes the place, subject and a year. However, most descriptions are brief and sometimes even incorrect. This makes it difficult to find out more about the story behind the image.

5 October 2019

Stereoviews for dear little Robert

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Paris-Stéréo / WWI
Stereoviews for dear little Robert - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

I'm collecting glass stereoviews only but recently I couldn’t resist purchasing a box of paper views with images from the First World War. It’s a collection of 12 images in 8,5x17 format, produced by Paris-Stéréo.

29 September 2019

Photo-Plait sells LSU

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: LSU / Photo-Plait / WWI
Photo-Plait sells LSU - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

I found a catalog from 1918 by Photo-Plait from Paris. This photography store sold stereoviews of the First World War. To my surprise, the numbers in the catalogue correspond to the numbers on the slides of La Stéréoscopie Universelle. It establishes the link between producer and seller.

14 September 2019

A Haunting Image by SDV

Category: Stereoscopes / Stereoviews   Tags: LSU / Mattey / SDV / WWI
A Haunting Image by SDV - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

I've extended my collection with an interesting set of 50 glass 45x107 stereoviews and a simple stereoscope. The stereoviews are published by the Service des Ventes de l'U.N.C. (SDV).

11 August 2019

Fort de Troyon

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: WWI
Fort de Troyon - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

When searching for stereoviews to extend my collection, I always pay special attention to images of sites I’ve visited while working on my photo projects. I was delighted to found a slide of Fort de Troyon. It brings back good memories of my visit to this fort in 2015.

28 July 2019

Vues de Guerre

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: WWI
Vues de Guerre - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

The majority of French stereoviews from the First World War are not rare. They were produced in large numbers and are offered on many online auction sites. Much less is known about the photographers, manufacturers and sellers. That's why simple documents can sometimes reveal valuable information.

21 July 2019

La Stéréoscopie Universelle

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: LSU / SDV / WWI
La Stéréoscopie Universelle - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

I’m collecting glass stereoviews since 2018. It started with the purchase of individual slides with images of the Battle of Verdun. My collection started to grow with the acquisition of a lot with 144 stereoviews in 6x13 format. All slides are from the same manufacturer: La Stéréoscopie Universelle, abbreviated LSU.

19 July 2019

Saving Paris

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Jules Richard / WWI
Saving Paris - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy

I've added 23 glass stereoviews to my collection of images from the First World War. This time no trenches, soldiers or destruction. These images show the monuments of Paris, covered by sandbags to protect them against enemy fire.