19 October 2019

The Photographer of Fort Tavannes

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: LSU / SPA / Stereoviews / Verdun / WWI
The Photographer of Fort Tavannes - André Ruiter Photography

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.

29 September 2019

Photo-Plait sells L.S.U.

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: LSU / Photo-Plait / Stereoviews / WWI
Photo-Plait sells L.S.U. - André Ruiter Photography

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: Stereoscopy   Tags: LSU / SDV / Stereoscope / Stereoviews / WWI
A Haunting Image by SDV - André Ruiter Photography

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).

21 July 2019

La Stéréoscopie Universelle

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: LSU / SDV / Stereoviews / WWI
La Stéréoscopie Universelle - André Ruiter Photography

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.

28 May 2019

Stereoscopy, how it all started

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: LSU / Stereoviews / Verdun
Stereoscopy,  how it all started - André Ruiter Photography

This month I looked for the first time through the lenses of my Zeiss Ikon 628/8 stereoscope. I viewed an image of the Battle of Verdun and the visual experience and 3D effect made a big impression on me. A new passion was born.