21 March 2020

A very decorative Stereoscope

Category: Stereoscopes
A very decorative Stereoscope - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

A table top stereoscope for glass and paper stereoviews in the 8,2x17cm format. It's beautifully decorated with a mother of pearl inlay of floral and butterfly motifs.

6 March 2020

Gott strafe England

The story behind the stereoview

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Autochrome / WWI
Gott strafe England - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

This stereoview shows a group of German prisoners of war guarded by French soldiers on horses. They're walking past a house with the text Gott strafe England! 1914/15. The photo was taken in the village of Bucy-le-Long in Northern France.

24 February 2020

Autochromes from The Great War

The First World War in Color

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Autochrome / WWI
Autochromes from The Great War - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The vast majority of images from the First World War are black and white photos, but original images in color exist. They were made by using the autochrome process developed by the French Lumière brothers.

14 February 2020

Erotic Photos from La Belle Époque

Jules Richard's Atrium Collection

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Jules Richard
Erotic Photos from La Belle Époque - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Erotic photography is almost as old as photography itself. Stereoscopic images of nude females were made by photographers like Auguste Belloc and Félix-Jacques Moulin in the 1850s. Erotic images became widely available in the beginning of the 20th century.

25 January 2020

The Great War by Louis Provot

The Great War by Louis Provot - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

A rare wooden box with a hundred 45x107 glass stereoviews with images of the First World War and a basic handheld stereoscope.

21 January 2020

Multiphote Stereoscope 45x107

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Lucien Bize
Multiphote Stereoscope 45x107 - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Multiphote is a small table stereoscope based on a Bize and Claparède patent. It's simple in design with a very clever mechanism.

15 January 2020

The Verdun Battlefield ∽ Past to Present

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: LSU / SDV / Verdun / WWI

My photo project about the First World War started in Verdun in 2009. Nine years later I started collecting stereoviews of the war. This created a nice interaction between these two passions. I’m now searching for stereoviews with images of locations that I've photographed during my photo project, but I also started taking new photos of locations that I recognised from stereoviews.

6 January 2020

Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Autochrome / Planox
Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

My collection contains a Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique table stereoscope for viewing 6x13 glass stereoviews. Special about this stereoscope is that it uses a magnetic pickup mechanism to load the stereoviews.

22 December 2019

Jules Richard

The success story of French stereoscopy

Jules Richard - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Jules Richard was a French industrialist who had a great influence on the popularity of stereo photography at the beginning of the 20th century. He introduced two new image formats and launched a wide range of stereo cameras, stereoscopes and accessories in various price ranges.

15 December 2019

Photographers of the French Army

The story of La Section Photographique de l’Armée

Category: Stereoviews   Tags: Autochrome / LSU / SPA / WWI
Photographers of the French Army - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The First World War was the first major conflict where photography played an important role. Germany recognised its potential and used photographs for propaganda from 1914. The images were used to influence the public opinion in neutral countries. France realized that it could not stay behind and decided to set up its own photography unit to oppose German propaganda.