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Ian Ference
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Writer and photographer for The Kingston Lounge
Writer and photographer for The Kingston Lounge

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In 1935, neither the phrase nor the concept of "politically correct" was in existence. Nowhere is this more evident than in this set of 14 stereoviews from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - in this case, the Greatest Freak Show on Tru Vue 3D.
Series: Circus and Sideshow, 1935
Series: Circus and Sideshow, 1935
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In which we look at 11 slides from the second box of the Puthon Collection, get into some more rugged mountaineering, sit at a picnic table with a telescope looking over Mont Blanc, and more!
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Two glass plate negatives from the 1937 Exposition Internationale in Paris, taken from roughly the same position, give a window into the history of the Expo, as well as some of the underlying tensions that were coming to a boil in advance of the Second…
Exposition Internationale Paris 1937
Exposition Internationale Paris 1937
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4 "digital prints" from negatives of life in the camp of the 36th Artillery Regiment stationed in Saint Airy Forest at Verdun in January 1918 show snowbound soldiers near one's shelter - as well as a peek into the shelter itself!
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After the shoulder strap broke on a dress during a usually-innocent dance routine, Gypsy Rose Lee was propelled into the world of burlesque - where she became one of its most legendary performers. Here she is in wonderful 3D!
Burlesque Series: Gypsy Rose Lee
Burlesque Series: Gypsy Rose Lee
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In this post, I explain the methodology I came up with for making high-quality digital reproductions of Tru Vue stereographic film rolls without cutting the film up or damaging the emulsion in any way.
DIY: Digitizing Tru Vue at Home
DIY: Digitizing Tru Vue at Home
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The name of this post is "Three men standing and talking" followed by ellipses. I'll leave it in your capable hands to figure out what the theme of this post just might be.
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Since someone recently told me that it was "impossible" to properly digitize Tru Vue 3D photographic reels, I went ahead and digitized #809, "Petrified Forest and Painted Desert" - and they actually turned out pretty great! Here are all 14 images as…
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First used by man in the Paleolithic era, the interconnected Wookey Hole Caves stretch far into the earth, through vast, flooded chambers created by the underground River Axe. Used as a Doctor Who shooting location in "Revenge of the Cybermen",
Series: Wookey Hole Caves
Series: Wookey Hole Caves
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Excerpt from rear of card: "This man has a clown dog. Clown dogs are very smart. They are trained to do many tricks. Most clown dogs like to be with the circus even though they do have to work hard."
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