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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

Whippets dash thro' mud-caked battlefields

Object Name

Stereocope Photograph

Maker

Realistic Travels Publishers (Primary maker)

Date Made

c.1914-18
c.1914-18

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

Stereocope Photograph showing a view of a tank crossing a muddy field, entitled 'Whippets dash thro' mud-caked battlefields and penetrate the German lines at Morcourt.' The Whippet tank was introduced in December 1917 as a lighter and more manageable armoured vehicle, designed by Sir William Tritton. Stereoscopes were a visual device in which the audience, by looking at presentations of the two images together, could see ‘depth’ akin to a ‘3D’ effect. Two main sources of WW1 stereoscopy are to be noted –Underwood and Girdwood. The former left the Western Front, after the Kaiser’s statement that he could not guarantee the safety of photographers.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.26

Copyright

National Museums NI