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Posted 3 years ago


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These I'm still finding info on but what I do know is these are mid 19th century french stereoviews from the 1850s or 60s. They are called " Les Metamorphoses Du Jour". They were produced after the Grandville Lithos and are pretty rare from what I can tell. Curious if anyone has an exact idea on value or exact time period.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    'Photos stéréo' is the French term ...§coll_2_174&resolicone=HR&largicone=600&affichrestr=0&serie=OK&chserie=61&index=0


  2. whitman75 whitman75, 3 years ago
    Thanks Vetraio I also came across that site and stereoview in which they also have information but nothing on actual value other than to describe them as remarkable.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Not a series I am familiar with.

    I would think 1860- 70s time period based on yellow, flat mount.

  4. whitman75 whitman75, 3 years ago
    They were produced from 1850-70 so my guess is the 1860s has anyone seen one sell at auction or privately?
  5. whitman75 whitman75, 3 years ago
    There’s a 1850’s French series of remarkable stereoviews, in which human characteristics are represented in animal facial features. These views were made after a series of 70 lithographs, made in 1829 and 1829, and called Les Métamorphoses du Jour (Daily Metamorphoses). The artistic genius behind those lithos was Jean Ignace Isodore Gérard (1803-1847). He was a French caricaturist, generally known by the pseudonym of J. J. Grandville.
    The lithos are very witty. And ingenious. And ironical. And critical. They are highly effective in giving the message of who we are... And strikingly, the stereoviews of the rebuilt plaster scenes reinforce all that even more! Just look for yourself!
  6. whitman75 whitman75, 3 years ago
    Past quote from stereoview heaven describing these.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    I would date them 1860s at the earliest.


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