LSC Book of the Month “The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery”


What led to this “poor man’s” tragic demise?

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The full story will be revealed to you on indulging in The London Stereoscopic Company’s Book of the Month special offer.

Intrigued? Check it out here:

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Not part of this Special offer but a Stereo Card Set for “The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery” is available separately HERE or as Free Downloads when you buy the Book.

You can read more about the book at


“It’s about a hugely successful body of work, dismissed for 150 years by the Art world as “The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery”. Early Victorian stereo cards were – and often still are – generally dismissed by art critics as the poor relative of two-dimensional photography and paintings. This is the first attempt we know of to document how this happened, and to unearth the real roots of the relationship between paintings and stereo cards. We also discover some other sources of inspiration for stereo cards in the pages of Punch magazine and other Victorian media…” [From Preface: “The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery”]