André Ruiter Stereoscopy

Stereo photography and the French army

August 29, 2021
Stereo photography and the French army - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
This 9,5 x 14 cm gelatin silver print is showing two soldiers of the French army in a photo developing workshop. There's a stereoscope on the table.
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Douaumont Cadavre Boche

June 23, 2021
Douaumont Cadavre Boche - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
During and after the First World War, huge numbers of stereoviews were published in France. The technical and artistic quality is often mediocre, but sometimes an image stands out and touches me.
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The War Stereoviews of Paul Piotin

March 31, 2021
The War Stereoviews of Paul Piotin - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
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.
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The Paul Piotin Collection

March 24, 2021
The Paul Piotin Collection - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
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.
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Éditions S.T.L. and The Great War

December 16, 2020
Éditions S.T.L. and The Great War - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
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.
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