In this year's Remembrance post, we remember the past by looking to the future - specifically, of the Jordan/Ference Collection, the world's largest publicly available archive of Great War stereography. See over 40 new images, and consider what they meant to the men who served.
Views from Various Trenches, Part II of II (Remembrance Day 2020)
The second half of my third Remembrance Day post, a day late but with more sleep, picks up where the last one left off and remembers combatants from five further countries.
Views from Various Trenches, Part I of II (Remembrance Day 2020)
The first half of my third Remembrance Day post explores my relationship with the man who inspired this blog - as well as showing some scenes worth remembering!
Happy Anniversary: My Top 10 Great War Stereoviews from Brentano’s
Exactly one year ago today I made my first post on Brooklyn Stereography. Today, I'm going to repay the kindness you've all shown with images of: A bomb blast, a wounded man, a plane crash, a ripped-up corpse, a hastily constructed cemetery, and some very weary Hairies. Happy anniversary from Brooklyn Stereography!
One-shot #33 – Fixing up a Nieuport 10 Sesquiplane by A.O. Fasser
Doctor A. O. Fasser took this 3D photo of two men fixing up a tire on a Nieuport 10, most likely in the spring of 1916. Here we take a look at the sesquiplane, before taking a look at the importance of negatives - both in general, and relative to the Fasser Collection.
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.
The Second Battle of Verdun: Scorched Earth Around Esnes-en-Argonne 1917
A month-long French offensive known as the Second Battle of Verdun is the subject of this 10-slide series put out by the SDV division of LSU. Featuring scenes from the recaptured regions surrounding Esnes, the series really portrays the devastation caused by 4 million shells impacting a region localized around a few miles of space.
One-shot #31: La Stéréoscopie Universelle (LSU)’s SDV division really steps in it…
Bad puns aside, LSU really screwed the pooch on a 45x107mm glass plate stereoview - not only did they print the image horizontally reversed, but they managed to rotate the right-hand frame of the stereo pair by 180º. In this post, we explore the printing process that must have been employed by LSU in making an extremely goofy glass plate.
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.
One-shot #28: Camouflaged English batteries (LSU no. 9198)
Sometimes, whilst one is sorting through a newly acquired collection, a new slide or card proves just captivating - and one winds up just admiring it through their favorite stereoscope for minutes on end. This was one from my latest acquisition which had this effect on me.