Service des Ventes de l’U.N.C. (SDV)


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Company profile

The Service des Ventes de l’U.N.C was the seller service of the French veteran organisation Union Nationale des Combattants (UNC). The service sold stereoviews that were manufactured by La Stéréoscopie Universelle (LSU).

War stereoview portfolio

SDV sold glass stereoviews in the 45x107mm and 6x13cm formats.

Estimated amount of war stereoviews

c.1000 titles[1]

Stereoview characteristics

Each SDV view has a unique 3- or 4-digit number, usually applied by hand. The stereoviews were sold in series of ten. Each series was dedicated to a battlefield, location or campaign. Some slides were available in both 45x107mm and 6x13cm format, others only in the 45x107mm format. Several slides have both an LSU number and/or abbreviation and an SDV number, confirming the relationship between the two companies.

Pont de Poperinghe
The slide has LSU number 3031 and SDV number 17
45x107mm glass stereoview published by Service des Ventes de l’U.N.C

Known Stereographers

None identified

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Known artefacts

In the Great War in 3D archive:

  • Vues Stéréoscopiques de guerre, Service des Ventes de l’U.N.C catalog

References

  1. Vues Stéréoscopiques de guerre, Service des Ventes de l’U.N.C catalog