In this year's Remembrance post, we remember the past by looking to the future - specifically, of the Jordan/Ference Collection, the world's largest publicly available archive of Great War stereography. See over 40 new images, and consider what they meant to the men who served.
Highlights from the Honorat Negatives (dans la région de VERDUN)
A preview of 10 highlights from the Honorat Collection, consisting of nearly 200 examples of amateur French stereography of the Great War.
Remembrance Day 2021: Colonials, Hospitals & Command by Cl. Gueidan
This year's Remembrance Day post focuses on the work of Cl. Gueidan, a stereographer who sold some of his non-stereo work to the Section photographique de l'armée. He had incredible access to High Command, but also focused on Marsouins (colonial marines), hospitals, and ruins, creating some incredible works in the process.
The Irving Theatre: VistaScreen’s rarest set shows London’s first strip joint
The rarest, and today generally most expensive, VistaScreen set ever produced features The Irving Theatre, located on Irving Street in the West End. Far from what you'd think of when you think "West End Theatre", however, the Irving was London's first proper strip club - and it looks fantastic.
Views from Various Trenches, Part II of II (Remembrance Day 2020)
The second half of my third Remembrance Day post, a day late but with more sleep, picks up where the last one left off and remembers combatants from five further countries.
Views from Various Trenches, Part I of II (Remembrance Day 2020)
The first half of my third Remembrance Day post explores my relationship with the man who inspired this blog - as well as showing some scenes worth remembering!
VistaScreen Halloween: Stereoviews from Betty Brimmer’s Puppet Theatre
Stanley Long set out to take some stereoviews of puppets for children to enjoy. Unfortunately he went to Betty Brimmer's Puppet Theatre, which is a thoroughly grotesque and ghastly place, full of misshapen ghouls, racist caricatures, and little girls who are soon to be bear food.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Wickenburg Massacre and White Perspective
T.H. O'Sullivan's portrayals of Indigenous peoples are indisputably amongst the most lauded. But are they also problematic? Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day, and I will utilize this opportunity to examine the white perspectives that have pervaded our culture - through the lens of one of the "great stereographers".
Why I Love Amateur Glass Stereoviews: 7 Great War Slides from France
Long-time readers of Brooklyn Stereography should be unsurprised that I love amateur glass stereoviews. In this article, I use a set of seven received earlier this week to highlight exactly why.
Mystery Box #2: Completely Random European Glass Stereoviews
After opening this box of previously un-looked-at European glass stereoviews, I had to take into account my small Brooklyn flat and make the hard choice to deaccession them from my archive and sell them. This is never a decision I come to lightly. But limited space is limited space.