28 July 2019

Vues de Guerre

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: Stereoviews / WWI
Vues de Guerre - André Ruiter Photography

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: 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.

19 July 2019

Saving Paris

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: Jules Richard / Stereoviews / WWI
Saving Paris - André Ruiter Photography

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.

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.