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.
Today, Zeiss lenses are known for their high optical quality. The company has a long history and at the beginning of the 20th century it also produced stereoscopes. I recently added a rare Carl Zeiss Jena stereoscope to my collection
Ernemann was a renowned German manufacturer of photographic and film cameras from Dresden. During the company's lifecycle it produced a wide range of high-end cameras and accessories.
Two Zeiss Ikon hand-held stereoscopes for the 45x107 and 6x13 formats. The magnifying lenses of these stereo viewers offer a wonderful viewing experience. These are the workhorses I use to view my stereoview collection.
The Carte de Visite, abbreviated CdV, was a type of small photograph which was patented in 1854 by the French photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri. It was usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph that was mounted on a thicker paper card. The size of the photo was usually around 6 x 9cm and they could be produced inexpensively.
The Heag series of folding cameras were produced between 1900 and 1926 by Ernemann from Dresden. The abbreviation Heag stands for Heinrich Ernemann Actien Gesellschaft.
I found 21 glass plate negatives with stereo images of the First World War. The slides provide an interesting insight into the mobilisation of the French army during the first weeks of the conflict.