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21 October 2020

Verant Stereoscope by Carl Zeiss Jena

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Zeiss
Verant Stereoscope by Carl Zeiss Jena - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Verant is a stereoscope that supports multiple stereoview formats up to a size of 9 x 15cm. The stereoscope has a solid metal construction and is manufactured by Carl Zeiss from Jena.

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14 October 2020

Miss Fernande Stereoviews

Miss Fernande Stereoviews - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Miss Fernande was Jean Agélou's favorite model. She was probably the first pin-up in history and her photos were cherished by the soldiers in the trenches of the First World War. Today, her photos are still loved by collectors of erotic photographs.

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7 October 2020

Heag IV Stereo Camera by Ernemann

Category: Stereo cameras   Tags: Ernemann
Heag IV Stereo Camera by Ernemann - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Heag IV is a large folding plate stereo camera developed by Heinrich Ernemann from Dresden. The camera supports 9 x 18cm glass plate negatives as well as filmpacks.

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30 September 2020

Prise de Courcelles 1918

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Brentano's / WWI
Prise de Courcelles 1918 - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Prise de Courcelles is a triptych of 45x107mm glass stereoviews published by Brentano's from Paris. It shows the horrors of The Great War.

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23 September 2020

Nude Magazines from La Belle Époque

Category: History   Tags: Erotic Photography / Jean Agélou
Nude Magazines from La Belle Époque - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Nude photography was widespread in France in the beginning of the 20th century. Postcards and stereoviews of nude models were readily available. The government tolerated these images as long as they were not obscene and did not disturb public order.

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16 September 2020

Gaumont Stéréodrome

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Gaumont
Gaumont Stéréodrome - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Gaumont Stéréodrome is a well designed and robust stereoscope for 6x13cm glass stereoviews, manufactured by the Societé des Etablissements Gaumont from Paris.

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9 September 2020

The Posographe by Kaufmann

Category: History
The Posographe by Kaufmann - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Today, even the simplest digital camera has a light meter that is advanced enough to calculate good exposure times for most light conditions. How different this was at the beginning of the 20th century. Photographers had to set their exposure based on their own experience, exposure tables or a best guess. Auguste-Robert Kaufmann designed the Posographe to improve this process.

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