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4 August 2020

La Photo Pour Tous

Category: History   Tags: Photo-Plait
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I recently found a collection of French photo magazines from the 1920s and 1930s on eBay. I thought it would be fun to see how people experienced photography at the time. The collection contains two editions of La Photo Pour Tous. This magazine was published by Henri Plait of Photo-Plait.

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28 July 2020

The Boudoir Series of Jean Agélou

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My first encounter with boudoir photos from the early 20th century was a coincidence. My purchase of a Taxiphote stereoscope included 74 glass stereoviews from Jules Richard's Atrium collection. I started reading about the history of erotic photography during La Belle Époque and discovered the photographs of Jean Agélou.

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21 July 2020

Ernemann Magazin Stereoscope

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Ernemann
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The Ernemann Magazin is multi-view stereoscope with storage cabinet for viewing 45x107mm glass stereoviews. This acquisition is extra special for me because it contains the nameplate of a Dutch photography store.

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15 July 2020

Letters from Jules Richard

Category: History   Tags: Jules Richard
Letters from Jules Richard - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

A collection of 17 letters with correspondence between Jules Richard's company and a retailer. They provide an interesting insight into the trade of stereoscopy devices at the beginning of the 20th century.

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8 July 2020

Métascope Unis France

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Mattey / Unis France
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A Métascope multi-view table stereoscope for viewing 45x107mm glass stereoviews by Unis France, one of the trademarks of Mattey from Paris.

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2 July 2020

Jean Agélou Erotic Stereo Photos

Jean Agélou Erotic Stereo Photos - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Jean Agélou was a French photographer who is known for his erotic photographs. His French Postcards were very popular in the early 20th century, but he also created stereo photos.

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28 June 2020

Stéréocycle by Bazin & Leroy

Category: Stereo cameras   Tags: Lucien Leroy
Stéréocycle by Bazin & Leroy - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Since my acquisition of a Stéréo-Panoramique and a catalog from 1913, I have a special interest in the cameras and stereoscopes of Lucien Leroy. I really wanted a Stéréocycle and this week I found a nice model, complete with bag and 24 plate holders.

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