Francis Frith was an English photographer who became famous for his photographs of Egypt and the Holy Land that he took on three trips. His photographs were also published as a collection of 8,5 x 17 cm glass stereoviews.
The Minimus is the smallest and simplest multiple viewer stereoscope, designed and manufactured by Lucien Bize.
A unique book stereoscope, designed to view stereoscopic images that are printed or mounted in a book. It's made by Smith, Beck & Beck from London.
A collection of stereoviews created by Paul Piotin between 1914 and 1916. The images show the mobilization and life at the front. Paul will eventually die during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.
A while ago my attention was caught by a post on Facebook sharing a number of glass stereoviews from the First World War. They were taken by a photographer who died during the infamous Battle of Verdun. I was touched by the images and decided to contact the person who posted the images.
The village of Vauquois in France was the site of violent mine warfare during the First World War. The village was completely destroyed and many huge mine craters still remain today.
The First World War was the first major conflict in which aerial photography played an important role. I recently acquired a collection of ten stereoviews with images taken by the French Air Force of the Western Front.