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Help needed identifying early military stereoviews and salt print of Crimea
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Started this discussion. Last reply by P Johnson Nov 2.

William England Catalogue of Swiss Views
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Blair Feb 22, 2011.

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P Johnson replied to Peter Blair's discussion Help needed identifying early military stereoviews and salt print of Crimea
"Nationalarchives.gov.uk.  Might be helpful"
Nov 2
P Johnson replied to Peter Blair's discussion Help needed identifying early military stereoviews and salt print of Crimea
"Imperial war museum would they be any help?"
Nov 2
Peter Blair posted a discussion

Help needed identifying early military stereoviews and salt print of Crimea

I have several interesting stereoviews in my collection for which there is no or little description and I would be very pleased to get help identifying the regiment, place, photographer etc1. Fine early military portrait from late 1850s, tartan cap and trews. Annotated "Kenny" on verso.See More
Oct 21
Michael Pritchard replied to Peter Blair's discussion JR James Gallery of Celebrities - are there any identifiable in this interesting group photo?
"There is information on J R James on the PhotoLondon website: https://www.photolondon.org.uk/#/details?id=4197"
Jun 22
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JR James Gallery of Celebrities - are there any identifiable in this interesting group photo?

I have a 15x8cm group photo taken by JR James Photographic Gallery of Celebrities, Liverpool Road, near the Angel Islington. It mentions several articles 1859-1862 so could date from 1862 or slightly later.Can anyone identify any celebrities?See More
Jun 22
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The Scotsman: photography books of the year

I am very proud that my latest book Scotland in 3D - A Victorian Virtual Reality Tour was selected by The Scotsman, Scotland's leading newspaper, as one of their photographic books of the year. They commented that the book magically brought the Victorians closer to life. The book is currently on sale for £3 off in January at…See More
Jan 22
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Scotland's Coasts and Waters in 3D at Barony Centre

February 22, 2020 to March 21, 2020
In conjunction with the arts and crafts exhibition Making Waves, Dr Peter Blair will exhibit a selection of antique 3D images from his extensive collection of Scottish stereoscopy. The exhibition celebrates Visit Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters and will highlight fishing, harbours, ship-building, islands, lochs, rivers and tourism. One key focus will be on Glaswegians love of taking paddle steamers from the Broomielaw down the Clyde, "doon the watter", to the resorts on the Firth of…See More
Jan 20
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Oct 30, 2019
Peter Blair commented on Peter Blair's event 'Scotland in 3D - A Victorian Virtual Reality Tour'
"What a great privilege to be able to talk about Rosslyn Chapel and take people on a 3D tour of Scotland in the wonderful surroundings of Rosslyn Chapel itself."
Oct 15, 2019
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Scotland in 3D - A Victorian Virtual Reality Tour at Rosslyn Chapel

October 9, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
In conjunction with Midlothian Science Festival, Peter Blair will be giving a 3D presentation in the wonderful chapel of Rosslyn.Free event, booking necessary see link below.https://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/scotland-in-3d/See More
Sep 25, 2019
Gerlind-Anicia Lorch commented on Peter Blair's event 'Scotland in 3D - A Victorian Virtual Reality Tour'
"I'm looking forward to your talk, Peter! "
May 23, 2019
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Scotland in 3D - A Victorian Virtual Reality Tour at Kensington Central Library

June 10, 2019 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Author and collector, Dr Peter Blair, will introduce us to stereoscopy and take us on a 3D tour of Scotland, visiting the key Victorian hotspots, using antique 3D images from his collection. See More
May 21, 2019

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I have published the following books which may be of interest:

Chamonix Mont Blanc in 3D 

a high quality coffee table style photo book with over 200 antique stereoviews of the alps and a fold-out Loreo viewer

£20 + postage - order from peter3dblair@gmail.com

Views of Switzerland by William England

a print-on-demand "catalogue raisonnee" of England's Alpine Club views including over 500 of his views reproduced half scale, with analysis of the series and discussion of his relationship with the Alpine Club 

order via www.lulu.com

Stereoviews of George Washington Wilson

a print-on-demand "catalogue raisonnee" of Wilson's stereoviews with over 1000 reproduced half scale, with analysis on how to identify his early views

order via www.lulu.com

Peter Blair's Blog

The Scotsman: photography books of the year

I am very proud that my latest book Scotland in 3D - A Victorian Virtual Reality Tour was selected by The Scotsman, Scotland's leading newspaper, as one of their photographic books of the year. They commented that the book magically brought the Victorians closer to life. The book is currently on sale for £3 off in January at…

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Posted on January 21, 2020 at 15:00

Book launch: Scotland in 3D / St Andrews, Thursday 4th October, 7pm

In conjunction with the St Andrews Photographic Festival and to celebrate 170 years since Brewster developed his stereoscope, Peter Blair will launch his new book "Scotland in 3D - a Victorian Virtual Reality Tour" ISBN 9781527225527 at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews on Thurs 4th October at 7pm.

Peter will introduce us to stereoscopy and take us on a tour of Scotland…

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Posted on September 24, 2018 at 12:00

Publication: Scotland in 3D Kickstarter project

Please have a look at my Kickstarter campaign to help fund the publication of a new book on stereoscopy - Scotland in 3D

Your support would be greatly appreciated!…

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Posted on September 7, 2018 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Scottish stereoscopy

for all those interested in stereoscopy - please note my new website www.scotlan3d.com - it includes a list of all Scottish stereo-photographers known to me - any additional information gladly received thanks

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 14:29

New book - Chamonix Mont Blanc in 3D

This unique book contains over 200 side-by-side stereoscopic views dating from the 1850s to today. These photographs, by Tairraz, Savioz, Couttet, Bisson, Braun, England and others, transport the viewer into the Alps during the golden age of alpinism. Famous fellow travellers such as de Saussure,…

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Posted on November 1, 2014 at 15:30

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At 3:29 on September 21, 2009, Muriel Morris said…
Dear Peter,
I would be pleased to share information about the alpine club photos and others--not that I know a whole lot.
Muriel
At 19:36 on June 28, 2009, Gerlind-Anicia Lorch said…
Hi Peter, Many thanks for the information on the Alpine Club series! Good to know you have so many views in your collection. Best regards, Gerlind
 
 
 

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