As well as people and landscapes, stereo-images were also used to capture fantastic views of the moon.
We’re home to over three million items of historical and cultural significance. Our world-class collection encompasses iconic objects and remarkable archives in the areas of photography, cinematography, television, sound and new media. Peek behind the scenes and discover some hidden treasures…
You might think of 3D as brand new technology—but the surprisingly modern-looking 3D viewers in our collection date back to the late 19th century.
Emily Rees discusses how private archives, like the C.O. Stanley Pye Collection, can offer invaluable insights into the history of media in Britain.
Large format Polaroid photographs—some more than 2m high and 1m wide—were made in an instant but offer a challenge when it comes to long-term preservation.
Wearable technology isn’t as new as you think. From 1880s portable cameras to the personal radio of the 1930s, see some intriguing examples from our collection.
Dance crazes have always sparked outrage and debate, as these images from our collection prove!
Sometimes, it’s difficult for a photograph to embody the essence of a historic object. How have techniques developed when it comes to recording ancient artefacts?