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.
Nudes from the Weimar Republic: Guest Post by Stacey Doyle Ference
In the first full-on guest post on Brooklyn Stereography, I allowed my beautiful wife Stacey to write about some beautiful nudes by a nameless photographer.
Aus der Lebensgemeinschaft des Waldes – The German Forest in 3D
Of all of the Raumbild albums created by the Nazi regime, "Aus der Lebensgemeinschaft des Waldes" might well be the most innocuous. Come take a stroll through the German forest - in 3D!
The German Invasion of Poland in 3D: The 80th Anniversary of WW2
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, and thus, the Second World War. And of course, Heinrich Hoffman and Raumbild were there to capture it. While we can't celebrate this anniversary, we can study it - with 80 stereoviews split between two posts. This one focuses on "Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde Band I: Der Feldzug in Polen".
German A7V Tanks: The “Mephisto” and the “Elfriede”
The Germans were late to bring tanks to the Great War; while the Allies built over 5,000, the Germans built a mere 20. This essay examines the history of those 20 A7V-class tanks, and takes a closer, stereoscopic look at two of them.
Raumbild Paris 1937: A Tour of the Exposition – Pavilions and Fireworks
Probably the best repository for stereoscopic photography of the Exposition Internationale Paris 1937 is a book published late in the year - with stereoviews by notorious Nazi photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, and some text that just drips with propaganda. This post takes us a little further into the Exhibition, with 15 more views, and a contemplation on the nature of beautifully achieved propagandistic works.
One-shot #29: 1915 Capture of an Albatros B.II by Sgt Navarre and Lt Robert
On 1 April 1915, an MoS-3 piloted by Sergeant Jean Navarre took to the skies - where it encountered a German Albatros B.II. Some sharpshooting by the observer, Lieutenant Jean Robert, brought down the biplane - leading to the capture of the craft and its occupants, and the first victory for the MS 12 Escadrille, and medals for Navarre and Robert.
Mystery Box #1: Winter in Germany, mid-1930s
In an attempt to start sorting through some of the piles of random amateur glass stereoviews in my collection, I picked one at random. It appears to be a family at wintertime, somewhere in Germany, in the early- or mid-1930s.