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.
The glass stereoviews of Ferrier & Soulier were of a high technical and artistic level. They were very popular in the 1850s and 1860s and were admired as the finest produced.
A hand tinted stereo daguerreotype of a woman. Daguerreotype was the first publicly available photography process and marked the beginning of the photography era.
Éditions S.T.L. was one of the most prolific producers of glass and paper stereoviews with images of the First World War but not much is known about the company.