Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques

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Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques was a publisher and seller of stereoviews from Paris. Little is known about the company. An undated catalog shows the location Avenue de Saint-Ouen 44[1], an invoice from 1929 lists the address Rue Louis Besquel 4[2].

Catalog Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques

The company sold stereoviews of war scenes in the formats 45x107mm and 6x13cm. It’s remarkable that the catalog explicitly states that it does not sell paper card stereoviews, because “glass alone gives the transparency which is essential to a realistic viewing experience”[1].

Berry-au-Bac - 1ere ligne -
45x107mm glass stereoview by Artistiques Stéréoscopiques
Berry-au-Bac – 1ere ligne
45x107mm glass stereoview published by EAS

The stereoviews contain the abbreviation “EAS”. A wooden case with a hundred 45x107mm slides with the original invoice from 1929 contains only nine stereoviews with this abbreviation[2], the rest of the slides are categorised as Brentano’s. It suggests that Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques was a minor publisher that expanded its collection with purchased slides from another publisher or wholesaler, possibly from Stéréo-Éditions F. Meiller.

Vue de Verdun -
45x107mm glass stereoview by Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques
Vue de Verdun
45x107mm glass stereoview published by EAS

References

  1. Vues de Guerre, Éditions Artistiques Stéréoscopiques
  2. Wooden case with a hundred 45 x 107mm glass stereoviews with images of the First World War, a Unis France stereoscope and its original invoice from 7 February 1929, Collection André Ruiter (item no. 190)
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