Miraculously, the Chicago Avenue Pumping Station survived the great fire of 1875 due to a German immigrant fireman. Happily, local stereographic photo outfit Lovejoy & Foster produced a fantastic, painterly view of the great steam-powered pumping station within 4 years later.
In which we look at 11 slides from the second box of the Puthon Collection, get into some more rugged mountaineering, sit at a picnic table with a telescope looking over Mont Blanc, and more!
A port or other fortified waterfront in Belgium, photographed by A. O. Fasser, is the subject of today's Month of Remembrance post - along with some brief discussion on maritime combat during the Great War.
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.
I recently acquired 9 new Great War glass stereoviews from a very generous eBay seller - and present them with captions here.
In a stack of random amateur stereoviews that accompanied a recent Great War purchase on eBay, I was delighted to find this photo that reminded me of some of Diane Arbus's early portraits.
An examination of a 3D image of the moon that predates the moon landing by almost a century - and explore its technique and the people and companies involved.
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, and introduction to, "Brooklyn Stereography", its crackpot author, the subjects to be covered, and so on and so forth.