Identifiable stereoview manufacturers existed for the primary
Western Front combatants. These galleries contain scans of
representative cards/slides from each of them. For those companies
which provided unique image numbers (as opposed to just stamped
set-sequence numbers), identification of each image is
straightforward. For those lacking image numbers but stamped with
sequence numbers, the images are arranged by set in set-sequence
order. Others did not include either image or set numbers so these
images are loosely grouped by theater of the war or image type (e.g.
A number of galleries are from private sources. These
were generally taken by officers using their own personal 3D
cameras. Images in these galleries are available only on this
The links on this page point to thumbnail directories. Click on
an image in these galleries to pull up the full-size version. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. In the meantime you will
be taken to directory listings containing folders and image
Amateur (Private) Views
Loose Amateur Stereoviews - This folder contains individual private views, as well as tiny (smaller than 4) sets of slides that don't warrant consideration as cohesive collections. In all cases, it is impossible to identify the photographer. In the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify the date, location, theatre of combat, and so on, although in some cases uniforms, artillery, armor, and other contextual clues can help narrow it down. While the lack of information can be frustrating, some of these views are quite remarkable. In the future, a spreadsheet will be added as well as a page examining the slides, in order to track any information that we - or our contributors - can ascertain from the images themselves.
Previously mentioned private views that were never scanned:
- Furnes Field Hospital, Belgium, 1914 - This set is currently unavailable; it will be added if and when it becomes available again.
- German Army Camp in Wishnew, Eastern Front, 1915-16 - This set is currently unavailable; it will be added if and when it becomes available again.
- Belgian Army Operations in Deutsch Ostafrika, 1916 - This set is currently unavailable; it will be added if and when it becomes available again.