Éditions S.T.L.

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Company profile

Éditions S.T.L. was a trademark of Lavelle et Cie[1]. The company was founded in the beginning of the 20th century and located at Rue du Parc 37 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris[2].

War stereoview portfolio

Éditions S.T.L. manufactured paper card stereoviews and glass stereoviews in the 45x107mm and 6x13cm formats.

Estimated amount of war stereoviews

c.2000 titles

Stereoview characteristics

Many stereoviews have the abbreviation “S.T.L.”. The stereoviews are in general of high quality with good contrast, tonality and stereo depth effect. It seems that Éditions S.T.L. favoured quality over quantity[3].

45x107mm glass stereoview published by Éditions S.T.L.
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45x107mm glass stereoview published by Éditions S.T.L.

Known Stereographers

None identified

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  1. S.T.L., L’Indicateur de l’industrie photographique, 1926, p.452
  2. Lavelle, Le Photographe, 5 April 1925, p.136
  3. Ference, Ian. Glass slide manufacturers, The Western Front Association, 2021, p.39
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