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.
Strasburg, PA: Went for the trains. Came back with stereoviews & a scythe.
My wife and I took an extended trip to Strasburg to ride behind the 611 - the last remaining Norfolk and Western J-Class locomotive. Then we spent three days antiquing in the Lancaster County area. To see some of my finds, read on...
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".
Danzig: A Nazi Puppet State Becomes Part of the Greater German Reich
The Free City of Danzig was created at the end of the Great War by the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. This was intended to be a slap in the face to Germany - and two decades later, 80 years ago to the day, Germany fired the first shots here to jumpstart the Second World War.
The Blue Grotto Aquarium at Eastbourne Redoubt
Benjamin White bought a Napoleonic-era coastal fort in 1957. Instead of turning it into a museum, his vision was a huge model village - and the bizarre Blue Grotto Aquarium. And who was on the scene to capture two weird attractions in one old fort? Why, Stanley Long of VistaScreen, of course!
Raumbild Paris 1937: Introduction, ten images, and English text
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 a first look at this Raumbild album, and the context and subtext surrounding it.