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Friday 100 years since some women voted, did you know that?

1 week today, join us for a drink to celebrate 100 years since a significant number of women voted in a general election :

Started by Four Corners

0 Dec 7, 2018

"Group of Women with stereoscope " a Dutch painting with Brewster stereo viewer .

Many of you know that I collect stereographica, and I was delighted last night whilst watching a lecture (…/the-1…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Dec 6, 2018

Likely manufacturer of French tabletop stereoscope viewer

Recent online purchase has been , as described by the seller "A lovely quality and great looking antique French table top stereoscope viewe…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Dec 4, 2018


This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’. I have three variant images from the same series by the…

Started by michael g. jacob

7 Dec 3, 2018
Reply by Carlo Ottaviano Casana

More views of the stereo world

First of all an apology to Michael Pritchard and others, this discussion should really have been here rather than the Blog, so I am continu…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

2 Nov 27, 2018
Reply by Stephen Michael Barnett

Stanhope Collectors Club in the UK?

Mark Osterman at Eastman Museum was recently asking "Trying to get in touch with the Stanhope Collectors Club in the UK. Can't seem to find…

Started by James Morley

2 Nov 26, 2018
Reply by david g burder

More early British stereos

Three more purchased  today from a country antique market. One is an image that i would date as as 1850's to possibly 1860's of the PeaHen…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

4 Nov 20, 2018
Reply by Stephen Michael Barnett

Brewster type stereo viewer from Paris

Latest viewer acquisition is coming from Spain but was sold originally and perhaps made by the same company Oliver & Goulancourt the la…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Nov 19, 2018

Final mystery of the day is a Payne Jennings view (or is it?)

The final is a view by Payne Jennings with a label on the back that in pencil appears top read Custom House , Dublin yet label sayeth "Arti…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Nov 17, 2018

“Original Lafayette specimen archive copy”

Recently, I purchased a photo with the following description: “His Excellency Mr Quo Tai Chi - Chinese Ambassador in London 1930's - large…

Started by Ray Zhu

3 Nov 15, 2018
Reply by Ray Zhu


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