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.
A wooden box with fifty glass stereoviews and descriptions provides an interesting insight into Dutch colonial history in the former colony of Dutch East Indies.
Miss Fernande was Jean Agélou's favorite model. She was probably the first pin-up in history and her photos were cherished by the soldiers in the trenches of the First World War. Today, her photos are still loved by collectors of erotic photographs.
Prise de Courcelles is a triptych of 45x107mm glass stereoviews published by Brentano's from Paris. It shows the horrors of The Great War.
The Brentano’s bookshop in Paris was a major producer of glass stereoviews with images of the war in 45 x 107mm and 6 x 13cm format. Most of what we know about their role as producer of stereoviews is through the research of the Boyd/Jordan collection.
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.