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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,…


Added by Andrew Hurst on January 21, 2019 at 20:00 — No Comments

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…


Added by Andrew Hurst on February 8, 2018 at 3:00 — No Comments

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…


Added by Andrew Hurst on January 1, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

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…


Added by Andrew Hurst on November 13, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

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