We have a new window display, 'Seeing Double', a small selection of some of Welch family stereographic photos, taken from the 1900s to the 1960s.
Stereoscopy is the technique of creating the illusion of depth in two-dimensional images, in effect creating “3d” images. One method of doing this involves stereographic cards, two slightly offset images of the same subject mounted together. When used with a stereoscope, the two images can be seen as a single three-dimensional image.
William Kemble Welch (often referred to as Kemble) was an avid stereographic photographer and a member of the Stereoscopic Society. Throughout his life he had been taking stereo photos of his travels, experiences and his attempts to perfect his craft. His family, wife Ruby, daughter Annie (Nan) and son Graham also featured frequently in his work.