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