Stereographs

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Stereographs

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A stereograph is composed of two pictures mounted next to each other, viewed with a set of lenses known as a stereoscope. Taken around 7cm apart, roughly corresponding to the spacing of the eyes, the left picture represents what the left eye would see, and likewise for the right, so when observing the pictures through a stereoscopic viewer, the pair of photographs converge into a single three-dimensional image.

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The English Drummer Boy's Letter - Writing home to Mother after the Victory at Colesberg, S. Africa.
A stereoscopic image of a British soldier writing home to his mother after the British captured Colesberg on February 28th 1900. One of a boxed set of stereoscope photographs produced for sale to the general public by a professional firm of…

Market Place and Nelson's Monument, Montreal, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of a busy market place with Nelson's Monument in the distance. The monument was erected in 1809.

Indian Mother and Papoose, Morley, Alberta, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of an Indian Mother sitting with her papoose (child) looking over right shoulder.

The great Illecillewaet  Glacier of the Selkirks, Glacier, British Columbia, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of the great Illecillewaet Glacier of the Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia, Canada.
Trees in the foreground.

The Hoodoos Monuments, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of the Hoodoos Monuments, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
A man leans against the Hoodoo to the left of image, mountains in the distance across the valley.
A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney or earth pyramid) is a tall,…

Col. Porters Men ready to meet Boer Cavalry Charge on Nauuwpoort (Dec 13th), South Africa.
A stereoscopic image of lines of British troops, with bayonets fixed, await a Boer attack at Naauwpoort, 13th December, 1899. One of a boxed set of stereoscope photographs which was produced for sale to the general public by a professional firm of…

Vacation Pastimes in the Thousand Islands overlooking Eel Bay, St. Lawrence River.
A stereoscopic image of one man and two women on the hillside overlooking Eel Bay, Saint Lawrence River, Canada

T.R.H the Duke and Duchess of York, shooting the Rapids and Timber Slide, Ottawa, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of crowds on both sides of the river and the bridge in the near distance watch the Duke and Duchess of York, shooting the Rapids and Timber Slide, Ottawa, Canada.

Responding to the Call of a Beloved Queen - Arrival of a British Transport, South Africa.
A stereoscopic image of the deck of vessel showing a large number of troops in uniform but in a relaxed state.

Lord Roberts and Staff cheering the Queen - raising Union Jack on occupation of Pretoria, June 5th, S.A.
A stereoscopic image of Lord Roberts and Staff cheering the Queen - raising Union Jack on occupation of Pretoria, June 5th, S.A.

Of the 38,000 troops who had left Bloemfontein on 3 May 1900, only 26,000 entered Pretoria with Lord Roberts. Some had…

When the Cannon's roar is still - sleeping by their arms (Dec. 30th) before Colesberg, South Africa.
A stereoscopic image of Troops sleeping in rows with firearms at feet, watched over by guards.

At the Base of Mt. Stephen, Field, British Columbia, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of a man with walking stick stands at the Base of Mt. Stephen, Field, British Columbia, Canada.

In a field Hospital on the Tugela River.
A stereoscopic image of a nurse helping a patient to drink, with a bandage to head, in a field hospital, his uniform in the foreground and another patient in the background

In the beautiful grounds of the Frontenac Hotel, Round Island, Thousand Islands.
A stereoscopic image of four women in the gardens of the Frontenac Hotel, which can be seen in the background.

Louise Valley and Mt. Victoria, Laggan, Alberta, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of a man with a firearm kneeling on a rock at a the riverside, trees and mountains in the distance.

A young Chief and family.
A stereoscopic image of a young Chief standing to the right of his family sitting on the ground.

The Gap, Lake Superior, Port Caldwell, Ontario, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of two women in the foreground and a couple in the middle distance, posing for the camera on a hillside looking over Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada.

In the Orange River Trenches holding back the Boers - South Africa.
A stereoscopic image of British troops in a trench with firearms at the ready.
The Second Boer War (1899-1902) was the first war to be covered comprehensively by both film and still photography. This was the result of improved technology in both…

Methuen's gallant infantry storming a Kopje Pan, South Africa.
A stereoscopic image of British troops storming a Kopje at Gras Pan, South Africa.
A Kopje is a small hill in a generally flat landscape.

A Mountain Hamlet, Rocky Mountains, British Columbia, Canada.
A stereoscopic image of buildings in a hamlet in the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia, Canada.
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