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Andrew Hurst commented on Gilly Read FRPS's blog post Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley
"From Barnsley Archives @BNArchive Wilson and Bullock opened a store in May 1864 and Gordon Terrace was just off Sackville Street in Barnsley  town centre."
May 26, 2021
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The Stereoscopic Society - VIRTUAL Annual Convention 2021 at Online

May 7, 2021 at 7pm to May 9, 2021 at 9pm
Everyone with an interest in 3D is invited to join us online for The Stereoscopic Society Annual Convention 7th - 9th May 2021. Society members have been coming together since 1927 to share with each other their fascination and knowledge of stereoscopy. This year due to the Pandemic we are meeting online and invite everyone to join us.Interesting historical 3D talks on early Stereophotographers in Australia and Sydney in 3D and a fascinating talk about the very British 3D collectable…See More
May 2, 2021
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Collecting Stereos: Highlights from Dr. Brian May's collection - Coventry at Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6AG

October 5, 2019 from 2:30pm to 5pm
Collecting Stereos: Highlights from Dr. Brian May's collection : There are as many ways of collecting photographs as there are collectors. Some collect only big names from the photographic world, others go for specific processes, and a lot more for particular and sometimes very specialised subject matters. Dr. Brian May's extensive collection would appeal to any of the above individuals as it is all inclusive and offers enough material for dozens of books and articles. Discover a few of those…See More
Sep 29, 2019

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Archive: The Rough-Stuff Fellowship archive book

A little modern than most posts but quite unusual images worth seeing and a good story of what can be done with an archive of almost 60 year old fascinating images. A Kickstarter project for a book based on the archive photographs of the Rough Stuff Fellowship - the worlds oldest off road cycling club. I usually see their stall at the cycling rally in York,…


Posted on January 21, 2019 at 20:00

Event: The 19th Century Craze for Stereoscopic Photography / 26 February

Stereoscopic photography rapidly became a worldwide craze after the Great Exhibition of 1851. Cheap viewers and mass-produced stereographs brought startlingly vivid images within reach of a mass audience, making this the form in which most people first encountered photography – a fact largely ignored in conventional photographic history. 

Like the commercial…


Posted on February 8, 2018 at 3:00

125th Anniversary of The Stereoscopic Society

Happy New Year. 2018 is the 125th Anniversary of The Stereoscopic Society. Founded in 1893 to promote 3D Photography it continues to support all aspects of 3D Imaging, with regular monthly meetings in London and Coventry. 

Here is possibly the earliest group photograph from one of the…


Posted on January 1, 2018 at 20:00

Online course: Stereoscopy: An Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography

This Stereoscopy course is to be run again from today 13th November, for two weeks taking about 3 hours each week and can be done at a time…


Posted on November 13, 2017 at 14:00

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