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.
One hundred years ago today, Wilfred Owen, a Lieutenant in the 2nd Manchesters - and an as-yet unknown poet - fell to German guns in the crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal in the Second Battle of the Sambre. Here's a brief account of the final three years of his life, with 3D photographs that show the gritty reality of the Great War.
The first in a daily series on the Great War that will continue through the end of November, to honor the memories of those who fought and those who died.
A frank discussion of the notable German stereoscopic company primarily active during the Nazi era, and how its images will be presented on this blog.
In which we examine the first 11 slides in the Puthon Collection, meet some of our cast of characters, and see the beauty of the regions around Chamonix and Salvan through the lens of an inexperienced stereo photographer.
An overview of the Puthon Collection, which inspired the creation of this blog.
An overview of, and introduction to, "Brooklyn Stereography", its crackpot author, the subjects to be covered, and so on and so forth.