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Introducing the Howarth-Loomes Collection

Watch as photo historian Denis Pellerin introduces stereographic images from the Howarth-Loomes Collection in a video with Dr. Alison Morrison-Low.

Before we explore the science of stereoscopy, let’s find out a bit more about the collection of images that we will be looking at.

In this video, photo historian and stereograph expert Denis Pellerin introduces the Howarth-Loomes Collection while in conversation with Dr. Alison Morrison-Low, Principal Curator of Science and Technology, at the National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh, on 21 October 2015.

Most of the images we will explore in this course are from the Howarth-Loomes collection.

The late Bernard Howarth-Loomes and his wife Alma put together a magnificent and enormous collection that consists of about 18,000 items, all relating to Victorian photography. Of this, almost 12,000 are stereocards. After his death in 2002, his collection came to National Museums Scotland, where it is generously promised as a bequest in due course by his widow.

We will hear more from Denis Pellerin and Dr. Alison Morrison-Low later in this course. You can explore more stereo images from National Museums Scotland on Pinterest.

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