Please Note: This image library is a legacy feature of Great War in 3D that has been made redundant by the Image Gallery. There are some images that have not yet been redigitized to Image Gallery standards and can only be found here; for as long as this is the case, this page will remain online. However, new scans will only be added to the Image Gallery, and we urge you to look there first. Everything in the Image Gallery is right-click downloadable and can be used under the same conditions as any other image from Great War in 3D.
Identifiable stereoview manufacturers existed for the primary Western Front combatants. These galleries contain scans of representative cards/slides from each of them. For those companies which provided unique image numbers (as opposed to just stamped set-sequence numbers), identification of each image is straightforward. For those lacking image numbers but stamped with sequence numbers, the images are arranged by set in set-sequence order. Others did not include either image or set numbers so these images are loosely grouped by theater of the war or image type (e.g. “Aviation).
A number of galleries are from private sources. These were generally taken by officers using their own personal 3D cameras. Images in these galleries are available only on this site.
The links on this page point to thumbnail directories. Click on an image in these galleries to pull up the full-size version. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. In the meantime you will be taken to directory listings containing folders and image files.
- Keystone View Co. Primary American publisher
- Underwood & Underwood The cards with image numbers preceding the title
- Pan-Chro Scope Lithographs from U&U image negatives
- W. E. Troutman Minor publisher who used sub-standard French source material
- Fisherview Minor publisher using non-standard format glass slides
- Presko Binocular Co. Minor publisher based in Chicago
- Realistic Travels Primary British publisher
- Underwood & Underwood “War of the Nations” cards
- George Nightingale & Co. Post-war views benefiting veterans
- Editions S.T.L.
- La Stereoscopie Universelle (LSU)
- SDV de l’UNC
- Brentano’s/Over There Group
- Verascope Richard
- Lévy Fils & Cie. Both real photo and lithographic
Amateur (Private) Views
Loose Amateur Stereoviews – This folder contains individual private views, as well as tiny (smaller than 4) sets of slides that don’t warrant consideration as cohesive collections. In all cases, it is impossible to identify the photographer. In the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify the date, location, theatre of combat, and so on, although in some cases uniforms, artillery, armor, and other contextual clues can help narrow it down. While the lack of information can be frustrating, some of these views are quite remarkable. In the future, a spreadsheet will be added as well as a page examining the slides, in order to track any information that we – or our contributors – can ascertain from the images themselves.
- André’s “Ypres in Ruins” set – A series of eight 6x13cm glass diapositives of exceptional quality, showing the ruins of Ypres. This series is discussed on André Ruiter’s stereoscopy blog.
- Soissons Ruins Tourism – A set of 10 45x107mm glass diapositives, from an unknown photographer (likely the companion of the woman pictured), featuring a woman touring the ruins of Soissons and Longpont after the end of the war. Some brief discourse on this series is available in a post on Brooklyn Stereography.
- Ambulance Convoys 1915/1916 – A set of 7 stereoviews, presumably taken by a medical officer attached to the ambulance corps pictured.The slides are divided into two distinct groupings, as discussed in a post on Brooklyn Stereography.
- Reims in Ruins, 23 March 1919 – This set of 12 stereoviews, from an unknown photographer, details the ruins of Reims in March 1919. The slides appear to have been hand-printed from stereo pairs, as is made very clear by the reversal on Slide #4. A departure from most Reims sets of the “ruins tourism” era in post-war France, the Cathedral is only the focal point of two of twelve slides. Some significant alteration had to be made to a few damaged slides; this was done with a mind to matching the tonality to the non-damaged slides in the set. While many are barely-stereo, they are significant in the bredth of topics around Reims, as well as the precise date – which can be used to help date other Cathedral and general Reims views.
- Furnes Field Hospital, Belgium, 1914 – This set is currently unavailable; it will be added if and when it becomes available again.
- German Army Camp in Wishnew, Eastern Front, 1915-16 – This set is currently unavailable; it will be added if and when it becomes available again.
- Belgian Army Operations in Deutsch Ostafrika, 1916 – This set is currently unavailable; it will be added if and when it becomes available again.