3D Show of Ghetto Opens in Warsaw
The 48 stereoscopic pictures shown at Warsaw's Fotoplastikon are images of people walking or begging in the streets, street vendors, German troops and the Jewish cemetery. Most of them were taken between 1940, when the ghetto was set up, and 1945, when almost nothing remained of Warsaw's (Poland) Jewish district.
Some of the images are very poignant, like one of a boy searching for lice in his clothes. Ambassador Zvi Rav-Ner said the photos are proof of the immense suffering of the Jews in the ghetto and a warning against nationalist violence.
Stereoscopic Memorabilia Auction in Melbourne
Black Saturday bush fires burnt a lot of real estate across Narbethong, Victoria, Australia with a rarely seen ferocity but managed somehow to leave Geoffrey Walker's unique collection of vintage curios intact. Geoffrey Walker, who died with his parents in the fire was gathering historical photographs, books and coins, as well as a number of stereoscopic 3D postcards of Australian and foreign scenes that were popular around the turn of the 20th century. The collection is estimated over 10,000 AUS$.
The collection will be auctioned in Melbourne today Thursday April 18, 2013.
"Creature from the Black Lagoon" re-released in Full 3D
"Creature from the Black Lagoon" ("L'étrange créature du lac noir" in French) by Jack Arnold was released in 1954 in black and white stereoscopic 3D polarized format, then re-released in an inferior red/cyan anaglyph format in 1981 in cinemas and on VHS tape.
A digitally restored version of the original 1954 version is now re-re-released in full digital stereoscopic 3D thanks to Carlotta Film. It is visible from November 7, 2012 in selected movie theatres in France (79 minutes).
Before and After Restoration
92,000$ for the Left View of a Stereoscopic Pair, Really?
Jason LeBlanc arrived at the Saco River Auction Co. (Biddeforrd, ME, USA) on Wednesday February 6, 2013 to buy a baseball card for his sick 4-year-old son.
He ended paying $92,000 for an 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics card, maybe one of the very first baseball cards in the world... This 1865 card of the Brooklyn Atlantics baseball team was found by a picker in Baileyville. It appears that the collector's item is not truly a one-of-a-kind treasure as a very similar card is in the Library of Congress. Each card is printed from a different negative, but the two images could be viewed together through a stereoscopic viewer, creating the illusion of three-dimensional depth from two two-dimensional images. Any chance to reunite them for a good stereoscopic 3D view?
The great War in 3D, a Work in Progress
Phil Brown (a.k.a. 3DPhil) is a freelance stereographer from Wolverhampton, UK with a lot of ongoing stereoscopic 3D projects. One of his more personal ones is the restoration of a huge (400+) collection of 'stereograph cards' about the 1914-1918 World War.
Painfully restored one by one after high-resolution digital scan, the images are then pan-and-scan animated and assembled in a documentary that will last 45 minutes when completed. "The great War in 3D" movie should be released -if everythinkg goes according to plan- for the 100th WW1 anniversary in 2014.