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Ten Packets of Stereoscopic Photographs (Gelatine Prints Mounted on Card) of Birds and Birds' Nests, by A. Burdet, c.1914

Inventory Number: 92612
Object Type:
Persons: Adolphe Burdet (Photographer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1973-22/4
Brief Description: Ten printed envelopes, each meant to contain 12 stereoscopic photographs of birds and birds" nests, 6 of them entitled "Les Oiseaux dans la Nature" and 4 "New Series of Song Birds ... by Prof. A. Burdet. of Holland".  In actuality, six of the ten envelopes contain 12 photographs; the "Oiseaux de Mer" contains 9 and also has the leaflet for the "Songbirds - Series D" photographs, the "Oiseaux de Proie" contains 11 photographs, the "Songbirds - Series D" contains 18, and the "Songbirds - Series A" contains 10. Each also contains a printed descriptive leaflet, those to the French series giving the dates of taking, generally 1908-13, also mentioning 1914; the leaflet for "Songbirds - Series D" was found in the "Oiseaux de Mer" envelope. The photographs are very good black and white gelatine prints mounted on thin card. Adolphe Burdet (1860-1940) was a Swiss-born Dutch bird photographer, starting in the 1900s with stereoscopic photographs and pioneering moving film from 1914. Originally with a group of much older stereoscopic photographs now catalogued individually.
Provenance: Presented by Professor O. R. Gurney in 1973. They belonged to his father, the zoologist Robert Gurney (1879-1950).
Collection Group: Gurney Photographs
Material(s): Gelatine Photographic Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
50 172 96 mm


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