André Ruiter Stereoscopy

Prise de Courcelles 1918

September 30, 2020
Prise de Courcelles 1918 - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Prise de Courcelles is a triptych of 45x107mm glass stereoviews published by Brentano's from Paris. It shows the horrors of The Great War.
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Brentano's Great War

August 19, 2020
Brentano's Great War - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
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.
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Glass plate negatives from The Great War

May 22, 2020
Glass plate negatives from The Great War - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
I found 21 glass plate negatives with stereo images of the First World War. The slides provide an interesting insight into the mobilisation of the French army during the first weeks of the conflict.
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Ypres in Ruins

April 8, 2020
Ypres in Ruins - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Belgium was occupied by the German army during the First World War. Only a small part of southwest Flanders remained Belgian territory and was defended by the Allied armies. The city of Ypres was close to the frontline and was surrounded by German troops. The city remained in Allied hands during the war, but the Ypres Sailant became the scene of four major battles.
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Gott strafe England

March 6, 2020
Gott strafe England - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
This stereoview shows a group of German prisoners of war guarded by French soldiers on horses. They're walking past a house with the text Gott strafe England! 1914/15. The photo was taken in the village of Bucy-le-Long in Northern France.
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