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Clifton suspension bridge early stereo views of Brunel’s masterpieces

During the 1850s and 1860s, the craze for stereo photography was at its height, and this period coincided with the completion of the construction of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, ahead of its opening on 8 December 1864. Work had started on the bridge back in 1831, but was abandoned for 11 years between 1842 and 1853 when funds ran out. Sadly Brunel himself died in 1859 before the bridge could be completed.

The progress of the construction of the bridge, like other Brunel projects such as the SS Great Eastern, was documented in glorious 3-D by a number of different working photographers who were enthusiastic advocates of stereo photography. These cards bring this incredible work to life as no mono photographs ever could and are available at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, as well as here, directly from the LSC shop. 

Size: 90 mm x 180 mm
Presented in a plastic wallet with complimentary Steam Punk OWL designed by Brian May. £10.00


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