Thursday 21 March 2019
Victorian to present day Bristol in 3D
Looking at stereo photographs was a popular Victorian pastime. Millions of commercial stereo photographic cards of images from all over the world were produced. The Bristol Archive has a collection of ca. 270 stereo (3D) photographic cards relating to Bristol and its surroundings in the nineteenth century - chiefly in the 1860s and 70s. We have digitised these images and restored them photographically and stereoscopically to give a collection of 142 useful 3D pictures. Images of the town with sailing vessels up to Baldwin Street and St Mary Redcliffe without its spire show Bristol and Clifton related to the Victorian views, Bob has created some new 3D audio visual shows for the big screen, depicting the city past and present.