- c.1850 - 1970 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
209 stereoscopic photographs mounted on card
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
As far as possible the stereoscopes have been arranged by geographical location and then chronologically.
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Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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.