Stereoviews

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Stereoviews

Postby mikehm » 24 May 2015 14:25

Dear All,

Familiar to many of us will be the stereoviews of scenes from South Africa published by Underwood & Underwood, such as this one on the Soldiers of the Queen website: Image.

I recently acquired a selection of them, and was surprised to find that nowhere on the WWW is there a comprehensive list of all the images published. I believe there may have been two sets, each of 72 pictures, the first set mounted on dark grey boards, the second on pale buff ones, as above. Does anyone know where I can find a complete list, or full sets from which I can compile one?

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Re: Stereoviews

Postby QSAMIKE » 24 May 2015 18:41

Good Afternoon Mike......

Take a look at this thread on the Anglo Boer War Forum.......

http://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/19-ep ... con-slides

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Re: Stereoviews

Postby mikehm » 25 May 2015 13:57

Many thanks for that, Mike. Fantastically useful. I shall now attempt to compare and contrast our two collections and see what may be seen. My initial comments are:

- I have seen both buff and grey sets numbered - indeed all but one of mine is.

- I have different numbers stamped on identical photographs to you - the South African Light Horse image, for example, your number 4, is my number 5!
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Re: Stereoviews

Postby mikehm » 25 May 2015 15:42

Dear Mike,

I have now analysed my collection, and compared it with yours. The following statements appear to be true:

    - U&U published at least 159 stereographs on this subject.
    - Prints of the same images appear stamped with different numbers, or no numbers, implying that they were used in several different sets, as well as being sold separately.
    - Identical images appear both on buff boards and dark grey boards.

Here is the conflated list, which, if nothing else, now identifies not only 159 images, but also tells us both which of these are missing from our collections - and the chances are good that there may be more.

Underwood & Underwood “The South African War” Stereographs

In my collection, not listed by QSAMike:
Buff Boards

Unnumbered, Occupation of Brandfort after evacuation forced by splendid detour by Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Infantry, S.A. (But see also below)

Number 1, Royal Marine Artillery leaving Portsmouth to embark at Plymouth for the front.

Number 12, 14th Hussars leaving Maitland Camp to join Buller in the thick of hard fighting – S. Africa.

Number 19, Baking bread in the Field Ovens, British Camp at Naauwpoort, S. Africa

Number 23, Methuen's gallant infantry storming a kopje at Gras Pan, South Africa.

Number 44, Ward in General Hospital No. 10 – formerly Grey's College – Bloemfontein, S. A.

Number 48, Taking the Heavy Naval Guns across the Vet River – Lord Roberts' advance on Pretoria, S. A. (But see also below).

Number 52, On the great march – Lord Roberts and Staff ascending the North Bank of the Zand River, S. A.

In my collection, not listed by QSAMike:
Grey Boards

Number 2, The Yorkshire Battalion disembarking at Cape Town, South Africa.

Number 5, 2798-Among the fighters for the Queen – at Naauwpoort before victorious march to Rensburg, S. Africa.

Number 13, British Scouts firing on a Boer Patrol (Jan 10th) near Colesberg, S. Africa.

Number 16, Afew days' forage for British War-horses arrives at De Aar, South Africa.

Number 31, Arrival of Gen. Cronje at Modder River, a prisoner of war, escorted by C.I.V. Mounted Infantry, South Africa.

Number 32, First train of refugees out of Kimberely after the siege (Feb 22nd), South Africa.

Number 36, Sighting one of the 4.7” Naval Guns on the Boer position at Schwartskop, S.A.

Number 37, Listening to the music in the Public Square, Bloemfontein, S. Africa.

Number 39, The gallant Guards Brigade marching on Brandfort – Boer War, S. A.

Number 40, Occupation of Brandfort after evacuation forced by splendid detour by Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Infantry, S.A. (But see also above)

Number 41, Interviewing a Boer Farmer at his home near Brandfort – during Lord Roberts' great march.

Number 42, Taking the Heavy Naval Guns across the Vet River – Lord Roberts' advance on Pretoria, S. A. (But see also above).

Number 44, Handiwork of the retreating Boer – destroyed railway bridge over the Vet River – Lord Roberts' campaign, S. A.

Number 45, Kit inspection of the R. P. R's on the morning of their gallant defence of Zand River, S. A.

Number 46, Lord Roberts' infantry crossing the Zand River – Balloon watching ahead for the Boers. S. A.

Number 47, Taking Artillery Horses to Water – Greta Marhc to Pretoria, Weigelegen, S. A.

Number 48, Royal Engineers building temporary Railway Bridge beside that destroyed by the retreating Boers, Rhenoster River, S. A.

Number 49, A halt for rest – the Guards Brigade on the march to Kroonstad, Boer War, S. A.

Number 51, Lord Roberts (3d to left), and escort of Imperial Yeomanry, entering Kroonstad, Boer War, S. A.

Number 52, History Recorders and History Makers, Correspondents'Cart awaiting Lord Roberts' entry to Kroonstadt – S. A.

Number 53, Lord Roberts (to left) and Lord Kitchener (white horse) reviewing the troops entering Kroonstadt, S. Africa.

Number 55, Handiwork of the retreating Boers – destroyed railway bridge between Kroonstadt and Pretoria, S. Africa.

Number 56, British heliographing from the Johannesburg Fort the news of the occupation – Boer War, S.A.

Number 58, Lord Roberts' Irresistibles on the way to Pretoria – the great campaign which welder closer Britannia's Empire.

Number 59, Following the Boers, the Black Watch resting ten miles east of Pretoria, S. A.

Number 61, Railway station of Oom Paulk's lost capital, June 5th, 1900, day of the British entry, S. A.

Number 62, Lord Roberts and Staff cheering the Queen – raising Union Jack on the occasion of occupying Pretoria, June 5th, S. A.

Number 63, Honors for Mafeking's heroic defender – Lord Roberts escorting Maj-Gen Baden-Powell to his headquarters, pretoria, S. A.

Number 64, Ex-President Kruger's Church – opposite his residence – Pretoria, S. A.
Number 65, Britain's Soldiers reviewed by Lord Ronberts in Public Square of the Boers' fallen capital, Pretoria, S. A., (June 5th, 1900) [Note, this stereo is stamped with e number 63, but annotated on the back with the number 65.)

Number 68, Maj.-Gen. French, the intrepid Cavalry leader, just after visiting the released prisoners, Pretoria, S. A.

Number 69, The 6th Regiment of New South Wales Imperial Bushmen – volley firing near Mafeking, S. A.

Number 70, Surprise Hill (distant right centre) where the British, by night surprise, destroyed “Silent Su”, a dangerous Boer gun, Ladysmith, S. A.

Numb er 71, Pom-pom Bridge and Boer headquarters Telegraph Station on the Tugela River, Natal, S. A.

Number 72, General Christian De Wet – the Boer leader -and his secretary.


Listed by QSAMike but with a different number from that in my collection:
Buff Boards
4. SOUTH AFRICAN LIGHT HORSE, COMING DOWN ADDERLY STREET, TO ENTRAIN FOR THE FRONT, CAPE TOWN. (My number 5)

8. MONTMORENCY'S SCOUTS FINDING BOER POSITION NEAR DORDRECHT, DEC. 29TH - SOUTH AFRICA (My number 13).

[UNNUMBERED] LORD ROBERTS HERO OF CANDAHAR AND SOUTH AFRICA , COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF BRITISH ARMIES (My number 71).


Listed by QSAMike but with a different number from that in my collection:
Grey Boards
49. FIRST AID TO A WOUNDED FUSILIER – HONEY NEST KLOOF BATTLE [FEB. 13TH] S. AFRICA (My unnumbered)

7. ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS RECEIVING WORD THEY ARE GOING TO THE FRONT, SOUTH AFRICA (My number 3.)

[UNNUMBERED] NEW ZEALAND MOUNTED RIFLES [ JAN 15 th. ] AFTER REPULSING BOER ATTACK AT BAYONETS' POINT, RENSBURG, S. AFRICA (My number 7).

[UNNUMBERED] ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY READY TO TAKE UP POSITION TO MEET BOER ATTACK SLINGERSFONTEIN, S. AFRICA (My number 8, prefixed with ?negative number 2839).

[UNNUMBERED] FILLING A SIGNALING LAMP WITH GAS, SLINGERSFONTEIN - BOER WAR. S.A. (My number 9).

[UNNUMBERED] BRITISH SIGNALS FROM HOSPITAL HILL TO NEW ZEALAND HILL DURING RECONNAISSANCE IN FORCE, FEB 11th. (My number 10).

22. LOOKING OVER THE 12th BRIGADE CAMP AND SIGNAL HILL, SLINGERSFONTEIN, BRITISH CAMPAIGN, S.A. (My number 11).

24. “WHEN THE CANON'S ROAR IS STILL” - SLEEPING BY THEIR ARMS, [DEC. 30TH] COLESBERG,S.A. (My number 12, prefixed by ?negative number 2810).

[UNNUMBERED} THE MILITARY CAMP AT DE AAR AS IT APPEARED BEFORE ROBERT'S ADVANCE TO KIMBERLEY- S.AFRICA (My number 15).

44. THE SPLENDID ORANGE RIVER BRIDGE [FROM NORTH BANK] – GUARDED AND PRESERVED BY THE BRITISH (My number 17).

[UNNUMBERED] AUSTRALIAN MOUNTED RIFLES JUST BEFORE THE TAKING OF BELMONT [DEC 31st ] SOUTH AFRICA (My number 21).

[UNNUMBERED] ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS LINING THE TRENCHES ON A BOER ALARM, HONEY NEST KLOOF, S.A. (My number 23 – I also have an unnumbered duplicate of this.).

56. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM HOME, TO THE TROOPS WITH METHUEN AT MODDER RIVER SOUTH AFRICA (My number 25).

[UNNUMBERED] GETTING TRANSPORT WAGON UP THE NORTH BANK OF THE MODDER [ FEB 13 th.] S.AFRICA (My number 26).

57. PUTTING A SHELL INTO A SIEGE TRAIN GUN AT THE MODDER RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA (My number 27).

60. CAPE GARRISON ARTILLERY MAKING IT HOT FOR THE BOERS ACROSS MODDER RIVER, S. AFRICA (My number 28).

[UNNUMBERED] LORD ROBERTS ADVANCES ON PRETORIA – INFANTRY FORDING THE VET RIVER S.A. (My number 43, prefixed with ?negative number 3017).


Not in my collection:

1. RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF THE BELOVED QUEEN – THE ARRIVAL OF A TRANSPORT IN SOUTH AFRICA

2. MARINES OF H.M.S. "NIOBE" CHEERING NEWS FROM THE FRONT, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

3. CAPE TOWN AND ITS HARBOUR- THE METROPOLIS AND SEAPORT OF SOUTH AFRICA
5. A MOMENT FROM THE CARES OF STATE – HIS EXCELLENCY SIR ALFRED MILNER, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

6. THE UNITED STATES, GERMAN, FRENCH, AUSTRIAN AND ITALIAN ATTACHES, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

9. HE SAD ROLL CALL AFTER SOME OF THE BRITISH WERE CUT OFF AT DORDRECHT [ DEC. 30th.]

10. THE LAST DROP - A SCENE ON THE BATTLEFIELD AT DORDRECHT, SOUTH AFRICA, DEC. 30 th.

11. NAAUWPORT, ADVANCE BASE OF FRENCHE'S AND KELLY-KENNY'S TROOPS, S.A.

12. THE YORKSHIRES BREAKFASTING IN CAMP AT NAAUWPOORT, S. AFRICA- THEIR GALLANTRY ON JANUARY 28 th, LAUDED BY FRENCH

13. COL. PORTER'S MEN READT TO MEET BOER CAVALRY CHARGE ON NAAUWPOORT, DEC. 31ST, S.A.

14. A HEAVENLY MOMENT FOR "TOMMY" - WASHING THE TERRIBLE AFRICAN DUST AWAY, GLOUCESTER CAMP, NAAUWPOORT, S.A.

15. GOATS GRAZING ON THE BARREN VELDT NEAR NAAUWPORT, CAPE COLONY, SOUTH AFRICA.

16. NEW ZEALAND HILL DEFENDERS AND DISTANT HILLS HELD BY WORCESTERS [ JAN 9th ] SLINGERSFONTEIN, S.A.

17. YORKSHIRE SIGNALLING FROM NEW ZEALAND HILL [SO BRAVELY HELD AFTER THEIR COMMANDERS HAD FALLEN, JAN. 14TH] TO RENSBURG, S.A.

18. BOER FARM AND NEW ZEALAND HILL , S.A. - BOERS MADE DESPERATE NIGHT ATTACK TO TAKE THESE HEIGHTS, JAN. 14TH

19. RENSBURG CAMP [BRITISH] AFTER FLYING COLUMN RETURNED FROM WITHIN A FEW MILES OF NORVALS PONT, S.A

20. THE WILTSHIRES ENTRAINING AT RENSBURG TO JOIN GENERAL FRENCH IN THE MARCH TO NORVALS PONT, S.A.

21. LEAVING RENSBURG S. AFRICA, - THE SIXTH DRAGOONS [LANCERS] OFF TO JOIN ROBERT'S ARMY

23. HALT ! WHO GOES THERE ! A PICKET AT THE FIRST ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT - NIGHTFALL AT SLINGERSFONTEIN, S.A.

25. REMINGTON'S SCOUTS – AN EXPEDITION TO LOCATE THE ENEMY, COLESBERG, JAN. 3RD

26. GALLANT STORMING OF A BOER KOPJE BY THE SUFFOLKS, AT COLESBERG, S.A. DEC. 31ST – PRAISED BY GEN. FRENCH

27. WORCHESTERS SKIRMISHING WITH BOERS NEAR COLESBERG ON FEB. 12TH THE BOERS DROVE THEM BACK

28. HER MAJESTY'S HEROES MARCHING INTO COLESBERG S.A. AFTER THE BOERS' DEFEAT DEC. 31ST.

29. THE ENGLISH DRUMMER BOY'S LETTER – WRITING HOME TO MOTHER AFTER THE VICTORY AT COLESBERG S. AFRICA

30. AMBULANCE WAGONS RECEVING WOUNDED FROM THE FRONT, FOR THE WYNBERG HOSPITAL, CAPE TOWN, S.A.

31. FIRST ROYAL IRISHMEN MAKING THEMSELVES AT HOME ON TOP OF A KOPJE AFTERWARDS PRISONERS IN PRETORIA, S.A.

32. THE FEARLESS GLOUCESTERS LEADING THE ATTACK ON A KOPJE HELD BY BOERS [FEB. 3RD] NORVALS PONT, S.A.

33. AT KHAKI MUD TA\NNERY, DE AAR, S.A. - SOLDIERS USED MUD TO RENDER THEIR CLOTHES LESS CONSPICUOUS

34. TONS UPON TONS OF OATS FOR TOMMY'S FAITHFUL FRIENDS AT DE AAR, S. AFRICA

35. THE WARWICHSHIRES AT DE AAR'S SOUTH AFRICA

36. HALT OF LONDON IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS - FIRST VIEW OF THE VELDT - ORANGE RIVER, S. AFRICA

37. LONDON IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS SHED TEARS OVER THEIR WORK – PEELING ONIONS – AT ORANGE RIVER, SOUTH A.

38. IN THE ORANGE RIVER TRENCHES HOLDING BACK THE BOERS – SOUTH AFRICA

39. WILTSHIRE BOYS STEALING ON THE ENEMY AT ORANGE RIVER, BUT BOERS CAPTURE THEM LATER AT RENSBURG S.A.

40. A SOUTH AFRICAN DUST DEVIL PLAYING HAVOC IN CAMP, ORANGE RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA

41. TENDERLY THEY LIFTED HIM – ORANGE RIVER HOSPITAL, S. AFRICA
42. THE LAST MESSAGE HOME – A SCENE AT THE ORANGE RIVER HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA

43. SURGEONS AND SISTERS OF THE ORANGE RIVER HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA

45. TESTING A NEW BRITISH SIEGE TRAIN GUN AT ORANGE RIVER, S. AFRICA

46. THE DYING BUGLER'S LAST CALL – A BATTLE FIELD INCIDENT, GRAS PAN, S. AFRICA

47. CAMP ALARM AT HONEY NEST KLOOF [BATTERY REPULSED BOER ATTACK FEB 12, SOUTH AFRICA]

48. ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS FIGHTING FROM BEHIND THE REDOUBT AT HONEY NEST KLOOF [ FEB. 16TH] S. AFRICA

50. BRITISH FIELD TELEGRAPHER SENDING NEWS OF VICTORY AT KLIP DRIFT [ FEB 12th ] - SOUTH AFRICA

51. THE AUSTRALIANS AFTER THEIR EXPERIENCE OF THE VICTORY AT

52. THE BATTLEFIELD OF BELMONT, WHERE HUNDREDS OF BOERS AND BRITISH WHO FELL ON NOV. 23 – S. AFRICA

53. GETTING READY TO FORD THE MODDER – KIT INSPECTION, FEB. 19., S. AFRICA

54. PACKING UP AT THE MODDER TO JOIN ROBERTS – THESE MOUNTED INFANTRY HELPED TO CORNER CRONJE.

55. TOMMY'S FRIEND IS NOT FORGOTTEN – TAKING RATIONS FOR THE HORSES – MODDER RIVER, S. AFRICA

58. UTILIZING A LITTLE OF THE BURNING SUN OF SOUTH AFRICA

59. TOMMY MUST HAVE HIS ROAST BEEF DESPITE THE HEAT - MODDER RIVER, CHRISTMAS DAY, S.A.
61. AMBULANCE AND BRITISH FIELD TELEGRAPH STATION AT THE MODDER RIVER [LOOKING WEST] S. AFRICA

62. REMOVING WOUNDED FROM THE WAGONS AT THE FIELD HOSPITAL, MODDER RIVER, S. AFRICA

63. THE BURIAL PLACE, AT MODDER RIVER, OF THE HIGHLANDERS WHO FELL AT MAAGERSFONTEIN, S. AFRICA

64. GENERAL CRONJE'S 4000 BOERS AFTER THEIR SURRENDER FEB, 27TH PAARDEBERG, S.AFRICA

65. CRONJE'S MEN BEING ENTRAINED AT MODDER RIVER FOR CAPE TOWN [MARCH 1] S.AFRICA

66. BIVOUAC OF GEN. HAMILTON'S MOUNTED INFANTRY AT THE MODDER AFTER A HARD FIGHT, S. AFRICA

67. HURRIEDLY REPAIRING MODDER RIVER BRIDGE TO PASS A TRAIN WITH SUPPLIES INTO KIMBERLY [FEB. 21ST], S. AFRICA

68. THE 38TH BATTERY AT THE MODDER RIVERBEFORE TAKING PART IN ROBERTS VICTORIOUS ADVANCE – S. AFRICA

69. TRANSPORTS LOADED WITH EVERYTHING FOR TOMMY'S HAVERSACKS, AT MODDER RIVER, S.A.

70. DRAUGHT BULLOCKS JUST CAPTURED BY MOUNTED INFANTRY FROM A BOER LAAGER ON THE MODDER [FEB 13th] SOUTH AFRICA

71. GORDON SIGNALERS AT ELSIN RECEIVING THE WORD “RELIEVED” BY HELIOGRAPH FROM KIMBERLY [FEB. 20TH], SOUTH A.

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OTHER UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD PUBLISHERS
NOT NUMBERED OR IN SETS

GEN. FRENCH AND STAFF EXAMINING BOER LAAGER AT RENSBURG, S.A, ..JUST AFTER BOERS' RETREAT DEC. 30th.

THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS GET A SHORT REST AFTER A HARD MARCH , NAAUWPOORT, S.AFRICA

ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS - A BRISTLING BRITISH FRONT- BOER WAR SOUTH AFRICA



ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S HEROES WHO FELL AT THE FRONT - WYNBERG HOSPITAL, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

NEW SOUTH WALES MOUNTED RIFLES IN SKIRMISH DRILL, GREEN POINT, CAPE TOWN, S.A.

TELEPHONISTS AND TELEGRAPHERS GETTING AND SENDING NEWS FROM THE BRITISH SIEGE TRAIN AT ORANGE RIVER, S.A.

THE CAPE GARRISON ARTILLERY STANDING TO THE GUNS COMMANDING THE ORANGE RIVER BRIDGE, S.A.

WAGON HORSE PICKET AT DE AAR, S, AFRICA - FIFTY PERCENT OF THESE ANIMALS DIED IN SIX WEEKS

TRANSPORT WAGONS READY FOR FRENCH'S MOVEMENT NORTH, DE AAR, SOUTH AFRICA

THE BOER PRISONERS [ CRONJE'S MEN ] RESTING ON THE ROAD FROM PAARDEBERG TO MODDER RIVER, S. AFRICA

CRONJE'S MEN AT MODDER RIVER WAITING TO BE ASSIGNED TO TENTS IN THE PRISON CAMP, S.A.

CORRESPONDENTS SCRUTINIZING A HUT IN THE BOER LAAGER AT KLIP DRIFT, S.A.

GEN POLE-CAREW COMMANDING 11th DIVISION, WATCHING TROOPS AND TRANSPORTS CROSSING VET RIVER, S.A.

AN AVENUE IN GENERAL HOSPITAL NO. 9. BLOEMFONTEIN, S.A.

OFFICE OF EX PRESIDENT STEYN, IN THE PRESIDENCY - THE DESK USED AFTERWARDS BY LORD ROBERTS, BLOEMFONTEIN, S.A.

BIVOUAC OF GEN. HAMILTON'S MOUNTED INFANTRY AT THE MODDER AFTER A HARD FIGHT, SOUTH AFRICA

CITY OF LONDON IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS JUST ARRIVED AT ORANGE RIVER. SOUTH AFRICA

RAILWAYS PIONEERS' CAMP AT THE ORANGE RIVER [ REPAIRING KIMBERLEY LINE ] S.AFRICA

MAJOR REMINGTON AND HIS SCOUTS - THE BRITISH ROUGH RIDERS OF SOUTH AFRICA

WALL ON NEW ZEALAND HILL WHERE CAPTAIN MADDOX REPULSED BOERS' DEADLY NIGHT ATTACK JAN 11th. S.AFRICA

THE INNISKILLING DRAGOONS [ WITH GENERAL FRENCH'S DIVISION ] PASSING ARUNDEL TO MODDER RIVER [ DEC 26th. ] S.A.

CAMP AT SLINGERSFONTEIN, S.A. - MANY FIGHTS OCCURRED ON THE DISTANT HILLS

HER MAJESTY'S HEROES MARCHING INTO COLESBERG, S.A. AFTER BOERS' RETREAT . DEC 31st.

A SHELL BEING HOISTED [ JAN 3 rd, ] TO TOP OF COLES KOP BEFORE COLESBERG, S.A.

THE 9th DIVISION ON THE MARCH TO BLOEMFONTEIN - A FEW MINUTES REST - LORD ROBERTS' CAMPAIGN

GEN KELLY-KENNY'S INFANTRY CREEPING ON THE BOERS AT DREFONTEIN - ON THE MARCH TO BLOMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA

INCIDENTS OF THE GREAT MARCH TO BLOEMFONTEIN - COMFORTING A DYING FAITHFUL FRIEND - BOER WAR , S.A.

CAMP OF THE 6th. DIVISION ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BLOEMFONTEIN

HALL WHERE THE HISTORICAL CONFERENCE BETWEEN SIR ALFRED MILNER AND PRESIDENT KRUGER WAS HELD. S.A.

GENERAL KRONJE'S 400 BOERS AFTER THEIR SURRENDER FEB, 27 th. PAARDEBERG, S.A.

GENERAL KRONJE'S PRINCIPAL COMMANDANTS - SURRENDERED TO LORD ROBERTS, FEB 27th. S.S.

AUSTRALIAN MOUNTED RIFLES AFTER SKIRMISH AT MODDER RIVER [JAN 12 th. ], S.A.

GENERAL CHRISTIAN DE WET - THE BOER HERO

THE OCCUPATION OF PRETORIA JUNE 5TH. - TROOPS PASSING BEFORE LORD ROBERTS.

TRAINING ONE OF H,M,S, "MONARCH'S 4.7 GUNS ON PRETORIA FORTS, JUNE 4TH.

IN A FIELD HOSPITAL ON THE TUGELA RIVER

EDINBURGH CASTLE – GORDON HIGHLANDERS BEFORE LEAVING FOR WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA
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Re: Stereoviews

Postby QSAMIKE » 26 May 2015 04:14

Good Evening Mike.........

Thanks for your list and work....... I am sure there are many more out there.......

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Re: Stereoviews

Postby Maureene » 26 May 2015 09:05

By coincidence I was looking at some stereo views of Indian scenes recently, taken about 1903.

It appears that the ones I were looking at were reissued, in the same way a book is reprinted in the late 1920s/early 1930s. I found a number had been digitised, mainly by American Universities, but also by the British Library, so perhaps some of the Boer War ones may be available online.

Here is a link to one of the Indian scenes which is something extremely unusual. (Nothing to do with the Boer War) This series was issued in conjunction with a book which described the scenes. A whole Bullock skin is carefully prepared by taking all the carcass out through one of the hind legs. The skin can then be blown up through the opening and used as a flotation device for crossing a river. The stereoscopic view is called: "Inflating bullock-skin boats - for crossing the swift Himalayan River Sutlej, N. India"
You can see one of the men carrying an inflated one on his back.
Click on the icon "Interactive zoomable image" to enlarge, and then the image can be enlarged further.
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex ... 35000.html

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Re: Stereoviews

Postby mikehm » 11 Jun 2015 14:59

Dear Mike and all,

I have just bought another large quantity of Underwood & Underwood stereoviews, including no fewer than 31 previously unrecorded examples from the Boer War series, raising the total number of known images in that series to 190. List follows shortly.

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Re: Stereoviews

Postby mikehm » 11 Jun 2015 15:49

Here are the newly discovered stereoviews:

Buff Boards
Number 40, Eventide – when the smoke of battle has cleared away – Dreifontein, S. Africa.
Number 43, Statue of the late President Brand, in front of the Government House, Bloemfontein, S. A.
Number 58, Transvaal country, south of Johannesburg, looking east from the reservoir, South Africa
Number 59, The Government House, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Number 65, Interior of Upper “Raad” (legislative assembly) – Ex-President Kruger's portrait in centre. Pretoria, South Africa.
Number 67, Church Street, looking west toward the public square, Pretoria, S. A.
Number 69, “Mud Hall” Prison where the British Officer prisoners were kept by the Boers, Pretoria, S. A.

Dark Grey Boards
Number 38, The Warwicks skirmishing with Boers near Weppener, east of Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Number 41, Reading of the fall of Pretoria, convalescent soldiers, General Hospital No. 10, Bloemfontein, S. A.
Number 42, Medical Staff and Nurses of General Hospital No. 9, Bloemfontein, S. Africa.
Number 43, Some native Grooms of the cavalry remounts, Bloemfontein, S. Africa.
Number 44, Difficulties of the arch on Pretoria - Royal Engineers making a roadway on the steep Velch River banks, S. A.
Number 48, The greatest living British Soldier - Lord Roberts planning the advance on Pretoria - Rett Spruit, S. A.
Number 49, Prince Albert's Horse resting on the march to Kroonstad, Boer War, S. A.
Number 53, Royal Engineers repairing a Railway destroyed by the Boers, Kroonstad, South Africa.
Number 53, Convoy of the 11th Division "outspanned" on the march to Kroonstad, Boer War, S.A.
Number 54, Balloon Corps Transport with Lord Roberts' Army - advance on Johannesburg, S. A.
Number 56, Listening to the Fife and Drums in Government Square, Johannesburg, S. A.
Number 56, Lord Roberts' Army advancing toward Johannesburg - 84th Battery and Balloon Corps, S. A.
Number 57, Supplies for Lord Roberts' victorious Army on the way to Pretoria, S. Africa.
Number 58, British Mounted Infantry feeling for the enemy, morning of June 4th, 1900, nine miles south of Pretoria, South Africa.
Number 59, The Boer Position in front of Pretoria (looking east), South Africa.
Number 60, The (4.7) guns from the Warships, firing on the Pretoria Forts, Boer War, S. A.
Number 61, Following the Boers - the Black Guard resting ten miles east of Pretoria, S. A.
Number 61, Lord Roberts' Army at Pretoria, June 5th, 1900 - waiting orders to enter the city, S. A.
Number 62, Artillery Park of the 85th Battery, just outside Pretoria, S. Africa
Number 64, Interior of "Mud Hall" the last prison occupied by the British Officers at Pretoria, S. A.
Number 68, Ex-President Kruger's Home at Pretoria, South Africa.
Number 69, Boer Types - waiting examination for passes to go home - Public Square, Pretoria, S. A.
Number 70, New South Wales Lancers bringing Boer prisoners into Pretoria, S. A.
Number 71, British prisoners released by the Boers, marching into Pretoria after its capture, to be rearmed, S. Africa.

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Postby mikehm » 10 Sep 2015 14:56

After the acquisition of another job-lot of these, I can add a further 18 views to the tally, bringing the running total up to 208. I have given up recording the numbers that are sometimes printed or inked-in, as they are apparently completely random.

Here are the titles of the newly discovered stereo views, all mounted on buff boards:

    “I pray God to protect you and bring you back.” - Queen's Farewell to Household Cavalry, Windsor, England.
    General Sir H. Evelyn Wood, V.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G.; Adjutant General to the Forces, London, England.
    British Artillery Practice – Firing a Maxim.
    Cutlass Drill on H. M. S. “Niobe”. Cape Town, South Africa.
    Howitzer – same as now being used in the Transvaal War.
    Busy Scenes on the Wharf, Cape Town, South Africa.
    His Excellency Sir Alfred Milner and Staff, Cape Town, South Africa.
    First Roll Call in South Africa, Yorkshire Battalion, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Hurried Preparations for the front – taking equipage at Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Preparation for War – to uphold British Rights – Cape Town, South Africa.
    Some of Methuen's infantry firing on retreating Boers from the Boer Stronghold at Belmont, South Africa.
    Fording the Modder with Army Supplies after passage was forced by French, Feb. 13th, South Africa.
    They wish Mrs. “Thomas Atkins” was there just now – the Warwicks doing their own washing, De Aar, S.A.
    Gen. Kelly-Kenny and his Staff, just before pursuit of Cronje was begun, South Africa.
    “Ten Minutes for Refreshments” - Kelly-Kenny's troops, running down Cronje have hardly time to eat or drink.
    Major Russell and Sister Rose receiving wounded on hospital train at Orange River, South Africa.
    The Worcesters leading the attack on a Kopje held by the Boers, Norval's Pont, S.A.
    Spion Kop , where the most desperate battle of the war was fought, from Boer trenches on Krantz Kloof, S. A.
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Re: Stereoviews

Postby QSAMIKE » 10 Sep 2015 17:53

Hi Mike.....

I just obtained a large number of Glass Latern Slides both in Black and White and colour......

Some are the same pictures as on the Stereoviews......

Have a slide projector now only have to find a photography shop that can possibly make some prints from them......

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Re: Stereoviews

Postby mikehm » 11 Sep 2015 07:43

Interesting! I suppose U&U milked the negatives for all they could get, in every conceivable format.

As far as reproduction is concerned, would it not be better to go straight to digital copies?
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Postby QSAMIKE » 11 Sep 2015 14:58

Hi Mike.....

I tried that and it just did not work out very well......

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Re: Stereoviews

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Shame!
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Postby mikehm » 07 Jan 2016 17:48

And another two dozen images to add to the list! We are now up to 232 views. The majority of these are taken from a list of those in the collection of ABW Forum member djb:

The Town Hall, struck by a Boer shell during the siege, Ladysmith, South Africa.

Indian stretcher bearers, bring in the wounded at Colenso.

Where the fallen heroes lie – graves of Royal Inniskillings and Dublin Fusiliers, foot of Hart's Hill, Colenso, S.A.

South slope of Spion Kop – the bloodiest battle-ground of the war, South Africa.

The Tugela Falls, from Hart's Hill, Natal.

Louis Botha, Ex-Commandant-General, Transvaal Boer Forces, South Africa

The Worcesters charging a Kopje and facing death near Norval's Pont, South Africa.[This shows the same soldiers in the same scene a few seconds before the one entitled “The Gloucesters charging a Kopje and facing death near Norval's Pont, South Africa.”]

The Gloucesters charging a Kopje and facing death near Norval's Pont, South Africa. [This shows the same soldiers in the same scene a few seconds after the one entitled “The Worcesters charging a Kopje and facing death near Norval's Pont, South Africa.”]

How Tommy's friends go to the front, South Africa.

Miss Cronje

Cronje's chief commandants after surrender at Paardeberg

Difficult marching for the sturdy Colonials

One of Lord Roberts' ammunition columnss en route to relieve Kimberley, S.A.

Camp of 6th Division on outskirts of Bloemfontein S.A.

NCOs leaving Johannesburg for the front

General De La Rey staff near Colesberg

Camp at Slingerfontein, Colesberg

10th Hussars after repulsing attack by Boers 4 Jan 1900 Colesberg SA

From one of Gun pits looking southwest over the tents to Ladysmith SA

West of Boer entrenchments on Krantz Kloof to Spion Kop showing connecting Boer trench across

SA Light Horse coming down Adderley Street to entrain for the front Cape Town

Early morning Inspection on the veldt SA

General De la Rey

Spacious dining hall of general hospital No 1 at dinner Bloemfontein


The more of these I manage to add to my own collection, the more seem to turn up elsewhere!

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Postby mikehm » 09 Jan 2016 12:27

Another handful from this morning's postbag to add to the list, bringing the running total up to 235:

    On the fighting line with the Queen's bravest. Modder River, South Africa.

    Bringing Artillery up the steep banks of the Velch River – Balloon Corps approaching – Boer War, S.A.

    Royal Munster Fusiliers fighting from behind the redoubt at Honey Nest Kloof (Feb 16) S. Africa.

Also, it should be noted that the image previous catalogued as "Taking the Heavy Naval Guns across the VET River – Lord Roberts' advance on Pretoria, S. A." was also published as “Taking the Heavy Naval Guns across the VELCH River – Lord Roberts' advance on Pretoria, S. A.”.

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