Derek Medhurst

Historical photography - some stereocards from the Sevenoaks area

Stereo photography started very soon after the initial development of photography in the first half of the 19th century. The sort of stereocards shown here were produced in their millions, and were used with viewers ranging form simple to ornate. The cards continued to be produced until about the end of the First World War. Stereo photography did not stop, though, and whilst perhaps not as popular as in Victorian and Edwardian times, it is still practised today.

Here are some stereo pictures produced by photographers in or around Sevenoaks, Kent. I have not enhanced the scans heavily, apart from a little increase in the contrast, so the quality fairly well matches the current state of the actual cards.

Clicking on the relevant picture will open a picture of the whole stereocard in a new window (and then click on the X at the top right of the new frame to close it and return here).