A new box of slides from Brentano's - stamped "Verdun" on the front - gives me the opportunity to make some side-by-side comparisons of both duplicate and same-subject images from my collection.
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.
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.