Éditions S.T.L. was located in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris. The company published photos, postcards and stereoviews, including erotic stereoviews. The company had a long history because after the Second World War it was still in business and published eight sets with postcards about the liberation of Paris. The sets were bilingual, in French and English, so they could be sold as souvenirs to allied soldiers.
The stereoviews of the First World War were available in the glass formats 45x107mm and 6x13cm, as well as paper stereocards. Both the glass slides and stereocards contain a number, a description and often the abbreviation S.T.L.
The glass stereoviews of the company are more rare than the slides of the other major publishers like Brentano's and La Stéréoscopie Universelle. In my collection of 800 slides, only 9 are published by Éditions S.T.L. On eBay I found a set of 98 images with many images from this publisher, including two original cardboard boxes. A welcome addition to my collection.
Éditions S.T.L. stereoviewsThe cardboard box contains the text: Exact printing in size and relief of the subjects represented and also a warning:
Never put your fingers on the gelatin side of the positives on glass: they will leave indelible marks there. To avoid this inconvenience, always take the views by the edge. Preferably store them in boxes.