Stereoscopic photography is based on human vision. Each eye sees an image, even if it just has a different parallax due to the separation of 65 mm between them. The brain blends the two images to create a three-dimensional.
If we get one or more cameras with two images of the same object with a separation like human vision and using special viewers let each eye see the corresponding image, our brain will create a three-dimensional image.

Who was Charles Wheatstone in 1838, he built a viewfinder with which could be seen embossed geometric designs: the stereoscope. In 1849, David Brewster created the first stereoscopic camera, with which he won the first three-dimensional pictures.
In Seville, in the twenties of the last century, this method became very popular among a group of bourgeois Seville. Among them, Francisco Navarro, one of the most famous physicians of the day. His passion led him to photograph the American Exhibition Sevilla or land that saw the Zeppelin. In his own photographs acquired he joined the French photographers: among the latter stands naked collection (called his “artistic” collection). The support of the photographs is always the gelatin and silver bromide on glass.

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Seville early twentieth

Seville photos often show a vanished city. Thus we see a campaign that is not yet open to the street (above left) Image or missing bridge Alfonso XIII (top center) and the gateway (top right).

The early twentieth Guadalquivir

It stresses the curious view of the river with the Golden Tower and numerous submarines moored at the dock (above left).

They can be seen as the port activity was linked to the historic docks next to the Torre del Oro and in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In the top right picture an image appears with the arrival of Alfonso XIII in 1929.

The Feria

The Feria lived moments of great splendor with the Exhibition of 1929. The same Queen Victoria (center above) participated in it. There are numerous differences with the show today are not limited to then get up in the meadow. So the presence of storied cars or decoration of the booths. It is surprising modernity of the cover.

Easter week

Generally they correspond to guilds of the capital, although there are also some towns in the province (top right) .The urban transformation as seen in photos on the Fifth Anguish (below left) by the square Magdalena: the entire village surrounding the passage, unfortunately, has disappeared.

Iberoamericana Exhibition of 1929

I Exhibition was held from May 1929 to June 1930 and involved 23 Latin American countries plus Portugal and the United States. Aníbal González was the main architect of the complex of buildings that were erected. In the Plaza de America and Plaza of Spain, exhibited the best example of his style.

The Zeppelin and Jesus del Gran Poder

The Zeppelin arrived in Seville on 15 occasions. The first one in 1929. The last days before the start of the Civil War, July 10, 1936. The March 24, 1929, the airmen and they depegaron Jimenez Churches Tablada with the intention of breaking the world record distance. The weather conditions made it the second best time and record flight across the Atlantic.


Collection collects a series of prints from a visit to the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929.


This set of pictures of female nudes are designated with the heading “artistic board” in the collection. Much of it is supposed that were acquired in France. In the style of most of them historicist model of cinema films of the time insunúa, the models appearing in elaborate scenes.


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