These images were produced by the Rose Stereograph Company, which operated between c1920 and 1954. They are a set of two postcards.
The Rose Stereograph Company produced many such postcards of Melbourne, beaches, the Grampians.
As a teenager, George Rose worked in his father's shoe store in a Melbourne suburb while he studied photography. He started his photographic career around 1880 at the age of 19, producing three-dimensional images. He called his business 'The Rose Stereograph Company'. He toured the world with his 3-D camera, producing stereographs for the home and overseas markets. During his career, he is said to have taken about 9,000 stereographs in at least 38 countries as well as Australia.
|German procession, Federation Celebrations, Melbourne Australia 1901. George Rose. Museum Victoria Image MM06889|
|Farewell of the AIF, Collins St Melbourne. Rose Stereograph Co.|
One thing that sets Rose stereographs apart from those of any other manufacturer is the integration of the captions with both halves of the stereo images. Placing captions on the negatives eliminated the need for a separate step in production. The captions tended to be lengthy since Rose did put any explanatory text on the reverse of the cards.
Besides the main office in Melbourne, Rose Great War stereo-views listed offices in Sydney, New South Wales; Wellington, New Zealand; and London. George's son Herbert, a noted artist in his own right, helped in the business until his untimely death at the age of 47 in 1936. As stereo-views declined in popularity, Rose switched to production of postcards and decorative cards. The company stopped manufacturing stereo-views in the 1920s, and George Rose died in 1942. Rose Stereograph Company kept the original name and remains in business today as a manufacturer of postcards and tourist memorabilia in Glen Waverly, a suburb of Melbourne.
This information has been sourced from the following websites - http://greatwarin3d.org/Rose.htm and http://www.ronblum.com.au/
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