Diableries Skeletons Eldorado To Hell Hold To Light Tissue Stereoview France
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Diableries Skeletons Eldorado To Hell Hold To Light Tissue Stereoview France:
HOLD TO LIGHT TISSUE 'DIABLERIES' STEREOVIEW with caption: "UN ELDORADO AUX ENFERS." At top of mount: "PROPRIETE B.K. PARIS." At bottom: "B.K. PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS." SIZE. Approximately 3 1/2 x 7 inches.CONDITION. Both sides have a few marks and spots. Left side has some soiling at bottom over caption. Mount has wear and soiling on front, soiling on back. APPEARANCE. Very good tones and excellent details. When under the light, colors are vibrant. "Les Diableries is the title of a series of stereoscopic photographs published in Paris during the 1860s. The photographs, commonly known as stereoviews, portray sculpted clay vignettes which depict scenes of daily life in Hell... The photographs were reverse colored by hand, then backed with a layer of tissue paper and sandwiched between two double window cardboard mattes. This format of stereoview is known as a 'tissue view' or 'hold-to-light view' and is similar to modern day slides or transparencies. For added effect, the eyes of the skeletons and various other creatures were pierced and dabbed with colored gelatin, causing their eyes to glow red." (Wikipedia)VISIT OUR WEBSITE by clicking on the ME icon and then clicking on ‘Greg French Early Photography Website.’