Scope and Contents
Collection of hundreds of photographic stereo cards and tens of stereo viewers, representing the varied appearances and applications of stereo photography in the Netherlands and abroad. Remarkable is a stereo camera with some hand-made prototypes of the Dutch camera manufacturer L.E.W. van Albada (1868-1955).
- Creation: 1850’s – 1920’s
Conditions Governing Use
The photography collection is kept in a vault with special climate control. Because of the acclimatization process photographs will have to be requested 24 hours in advance of a visit to the Reading Room. Other regulations that apply during the use of these materials can be found on the website of Leiden University Library.
Biographical / Historical
The collection has various origins.
100 s of photographic stereo cards and tens of stereo viewers
Language of Materials
Abstract in Dutch
Collectie met honderden stereofoto’s en tientallen stereokijkers en -kasten die de gevarieerde verschijningsvormen en toepassingen van stereofotografie in Nederland en buitenland laten zien.
Abstract in English
Collection of hundreds of photographic stereo cards and tens of stereo viewers, representing the varied appearances and applications of stereo photography in the Netherlands and abroad.
The collection is sorted on the basis of accession number (ascending).
Leiden University Library, Special Collections
Other Finding Aids
The collection is being made accessible through the Catalogue (tab Special Collections). However, the largest part of the collection is not catalogued yet.
Incidental future additions can be expected.
- Ferwerda, J. The World of 3-D: a practical guide to stereo photography, Borger 1982.
The material can be requested in the Catalogue (tab Special Collections) and can be consulted in the Special Collections Reading Room. Please note that most of the material has to be requested for viewing at least 24 hours in advance (see also Restrictions on use).
The collection has various (series of) accession numbers and is put together on the basis of medium and size in one cupboard with drawers with stereo cards only. The collection is not yet digitized nor catalogued.
- Collection guide of the stereo photography collection (1850’s – 1920’s)
- Collectie stereofotografie
- Maartje van den Heuvel, 2018
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- Language of description note
- Beschrijving is in het Engels.
- 4 February 2020: latest update