Early Visual Media
An absolutely fascinating website with many articles and images dealing with (among many other subjects) optical toys, phantasmagoria, Diableries stereoviews, 'spirit' photography and post-mortem photography.
The American Museum of Photography
A brilliant website featuring many themed exhibitions on various aspects of photography, all meticulously researched and illustrated with rare and highly interesting examples of the different genres.
A charming website devoted to keeping alive the memory of the theatrical performers of the past. As well as hundreds of rare photographs, there are also many biographies and contemporary reviews of the featured actors and actresses.
Jeffrey Kraus Photographic Antiques
A site selling 19th century stereoviews, CDVs, Cabinet Cards, etc., primarily of American origin, with an extensive selection of Civil War, California and NYC images. Also offers services as a photographic archive providing images
for film-makers, publishers, etc.
A website with an enormous stock of stereoviews, and an extremely useful links page to many other photography-related websites.
Soldiers of the Queen
An on-line museum of British military photographs.
Stereoviews and Fine 19th and 20th Century Photographs
of Great Britain.
A brilliant website showcasing a superb collection of nineteenth-century photographs featuring Hussar regiments in various countries.
An website devoted to French military photographs.
An ambitious, new website that aims to become the world's leading knowledge-base for the history of photography. A collaborative effort with contributions from dealers, galleries, collectors and institutions around the world.
The work of T. Enami
A truly beautiful website dedicated to the work of the Japanese photographer T. Enami, including full biographical details, an interesting analysis of his style, and many examples of his work in a variety of formats.
Art of the Photogravure
A comprehensive resource dedicated to the photogravure. Lavishly illustrated, this is one of the classiest websites around.
Two websites in one, both hosted by photo-historian Michel Megnin. One is dedicated to the work of Lehnert and Landrock, the other to the history of photography in Algeria during the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the carte-de-visite. See also his excellent new book La photo-carte en Algérie au XIXe siècle published in 2007.
The London Stereoscopic Company
A superb website dedicated to the stereoviews produced by the London Stereoscopic Company, with sections detailing the history of the company and the work of T.R. Williams, illustrated with many stereoviews from his 'Scenes in Our Village' series, as well as his series of views of the Crystal Palace. An invaluable source, and fascinating reading for anyone with even a passing interest in stereoviews.
J. Cosmas Vintage Photography
A website offering an eclectic collection of fine vintage photography.
Un regard sous les dessous du second empire
A beautifully presented website dedicated to the demi-mondaines of the Second Empire, with many rare and wonderful portraits of famous courtesans and actresses.
The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography
An online resource for picture editors, publishers, researchers, curators and authors.