Subseries S - Stereoscopic photographs

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GB 3493 AA/1/S


Stereoscopic photographs


  • c.1850 - 1970 (Creation)

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209 stereoscopic photographs mounted on card and one wooden Holmes stereoscope viewer

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Stereoscopic photographs collected by Adrian Andrews and primarily of Clifton Suspension Bridge, including images of its construction and photographs of bridges from around the world including: Hungerford Bridge; Menai Bridge; Brooklyn Bridge, New York; Niagara Falls Bridge; Bangor Suspension Bridge; Chester Suspension Bridge; Schuylkill Suspension Bridge, Philadelphia; rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede, County Antrim, Ireland; Waterloo Bridge over the River Conway; Balloch Bridge, Pont de Saitn-Andre-de-Cubzac, Bordeaux; Britannia Tubular Bridge and the suspension bridge at Fribourg, Switzerland.

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As far as possible the stereoscopes have been arranged by geographical location and then chronologically.

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      Stereoscopic photographs consist of two near identical photographs mounted side-by-side usually onto card. The cards can be placed into a hand-held viewer which combines the two separate images into one three-dimensional image. A stereoscopic viewer can be provided under supervision to view the original items as intended. Gloves must be worn when handling.

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