Subseries S - Stereoscopic photographs

Stereoview showing the tower of Clifton Suspension Bridge and Hotwells Spa Coloured stereoview of the Avon Gorge showing the abandoned towers of Clifton Suspension Bridge Stereoview showing the abandoned Clifton tower of Clifton Suspension Bridge Stereoview showing male figure outside Hotwells Spa with the Clifton tower in the background View of colonnade at Hotwells with Leigh Woods tower and abutment in background Sedgfield's English Scenery stereoview of Clifton and Hotwells showing the incomplete Clifton Sus... Stereoview of the Avon River with figure lying on the river bank with the incomplete Clifton Susp... Stereoview of the Avon Gorge showing incomplete bridge in the distance Stereoview of the Avon Gorge showing scaffolding on the towers of Clifton Suspension Bridge with ... Stereoview of the construction of Clifton Suspension Bridge showing scaffolding and falsework for...
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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

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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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  • Box: Grey stereocard boxes 1-3