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Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques (EAS) was a publisher and seller of stereoviews in Paris. Little is known about the company. An undated catalogue shows the company’s location at 44, Avenue de Saint-Ouen, but an invoice from 1929 lists the address as 4, Rue Louis Besquel. The company was led by E. Despont and sold war stereoviews in the formats 45 x 107 mm and 6 x 13 cm. Remarkably, the company’s catalogue explicitly stated that they did not sell paper card stereoviews for the following reason:

Glass alone gives the transparency which is essential to a realistic viewing experience1.

Some stereoviews contain the abbreviation “EAS”. A wooden case with 100 slides in the 45 x 107 mm format, and the original invoice from 1929, contains only nine stereoviews with the abbreviation “EAS”. Many other slides in the case have a similar style but no abbreviation. The same case also contains stereoviews that are attributed to Brentano’s. Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques was probably a prominent publisher, but the size of their portfolio is unknown. More analysis of the stereoviews is needed to determine the scope and size of the publisher.


  1. Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques, Vues de Guerre. ↩︎