André Ruiter Stereoscopy

Cabinet Card ~ Boy with Stereoscope

January 20, 2021
Cabinet Card ~ Boy with Stereoscope - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
In my hunt for photos of "people with a stereoscope" I've added a new item to my collection. It's an American Cabinet Card from c. 1880 with an image of a little boy and a stereoscope.
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More ICA artwork by Theo Matejko

November 25, 2020
More ICA artwork by Theo Matejko - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
I have added some new items to my collection of ICA artwork, including the most beautiful design that Theo Matejko has made for ICA.
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A. Mattey Stereoscopes

November 17, 2020
A. Mattey Stereoscopes - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Stéréoscopes A. Mattey was one of the largest manufacturers of stereoscopes. Little is known about the company. A catalog, invoice and cheque reveal something about its history.
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ICA Postcards by Theo Matejko

October 28, 2020
ICA Postcards by Theo Matejko - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
When I started my stereoscopy collection, I was mainly looking for stereoviews, stereoscopes and cameras. Gradually I became more and more interested in stereoscopy history and I started looking for promotional material from the manufacturers. These catalogs, letters, advertisements and other items are often beautifully designed and very collectable.
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Nude Magazines from La Belle Époque

September 23, 2020
Nude Magazines from La Belle Époque - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Nude photography was widespread in France in the beginning of the 20th century. Postcards and stereoviews of nude models were readily available. The government tolerated these images as long as they were not obscene and did not disturb public order.
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