A developed negative of a simple path through a long-since-abandoned portion of No Man's Land causes me to question the meaning of such imagery.
Dr. Fasser's collection came with a twine-bound set of 8 slides marked "Rheims", a common alternate spelling of Reims. But given what's on the slides, he couldn't have made them all himself - so we must examine the evidence to try to suss out whether Fasser ever did photograph Reims.
A Realistic Travels card featuring the legendary Sopwith Camels might not be so... realistic... but it's goshdarn cool, considering what these birds could do!
One of the items in Andrew O. Fasser's collection of stereo slides is a box, which originally held Verascope Richard 6x13 diapositives, simply marked "Belgium". Inside are 16 slides of Great War devastation; the best 8 are examined.
Today, on the centenary of the Great War's effective end with the 11 a.m. Armistice, I present 100 stereographic (and 2D) photographs from a soldier's-eye point of view. Lest we forget.
An extremely brief Great War post about some German soldiers throwing in the towel, as a result of some unforeseen issues revolving around my internet connection doing the same.
In which Wilfred Owen's poem is paired with and analyzed beside one of the images from the A. O. Fasser Collection.
The Tranchée des Baïonnettes - where 21 men of the 137th Infantry's 3 Company were supposedly buried alive, with only their bayonets poking out above the earth - was photographed after it was excavated during the planning phases of the 1920 monument built on the site.
An examination of how one can take a century-old Great War negative in rough shape and recover as much detail as possible to provide a salvageable archival digital positive.
An American surgeon left for France in October 1915, returning six months later with stories, knowledge, a sense of horror - and about 500 Great War stereoviews, taken by him with a camera he bought while there and quickly learned to use quite well.