The Somerset Remembers project was recently given a collection of stereoscopic photographs from a lady whose father was in the 1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry.
These fascinating images entitled ‘The Battle Field Series’ were produced by the Weston- Super-Mare company George Nightingale & Co. The pictures depict various scenes of the immediate post-war landscape in France and Belgium. They often feature people interacting or observing their surroundings. On the reverse of each postcard is a brief description of the location or a more explanatory piece of text.
It has been suggested by the author of The Great War in 3D, that the George Nightingale & Co. may have been set up to provide employment to ex-servicemen due to the timing and nature of the photographs. It is also noted on the reverse of each picture that the ‘Photos are finished and printed entirely by Ex-servicemen at Reflex Studios, Parkstone’ in Dorset.
Further information about the use of stereoscopic images can be found here: