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Early New Zealand stereo. Information sought on photographer

Purchased yesterday from rural South Australia , a stereo view from a British Commonwealth neighbour, New Zealand.

Having quickly Googled with the information to hand, one of the subjects may well be Sophia Hinerangi…

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Added by Stephen Michael Barnett on October 6, 2019 at 5:00 — 8 Comments

Stereoscope viewer/Graphoscope variation

I received recently a purchase from an online auction site. It is in fair condition but has a very non-standard construction. See my photographs. Part of it seemed to be set up almost as Brewster style viewer with opaque screen and pop up mirror.

Any assistance with country of manufacture, date range for manufacturer, and manufacturer much…

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Added by Stephen Michael Barnett on August 25, 2019 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Images of people with stereoviewers

I have become interested in finding images of folk with stereo viewers . I had such an image in my collection for decades and have come across more recently on online sites. Attached is a cdv of a young lady standing along side a column with an album and a Brewster viewer. I sat down in an antique store last week and went through hundreds of cdv cards from…

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Added by Stephen Michael Barnett on November 24, 2018 at 4:00 — 5 Comments

1860s stereo images: Help to try to identify photographers

I returned to my one local antique store this week and traded some images I had for scores of English stereoviews. One is easy to identify  in terms of place as its written on the back in copperplate "Royal York Crescent, Clifton. Bristol." I wonder if this view attached could be by William Harvey Barton, who was active in the 1860s.

The other view I attached is of a…

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Added by Stephen Michael Barnett on November 1, 2018 at 4:30 — 3 Comments

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