Views by L.S. & Co.



L.S. & Co. were a weird company. Their views were marketed in the U.S. by the Universal Stereoscopic View Co. and sometimes they appear in the U.K. by Albermarle or with no attribution at all. Nobody seems to know who they were, where they came from and where they went. They may have been Smellie and Co.  They seem to comprise about four models - the main one being an old gent with bushy beard and a merry twinkle in his eye. Much like Mrs Brown's Boys, I reckon the rest were probably family members.  They had few props and it is fun to spot the same ones used over again. Their views have been dotted around on this site but I have long planned to give them their own page, so here it is. The views are cheaply produced on thick card; at first glance they seem to be lithos but they are not. These would mostly seem to be collotypes (see article by David Horine in Stereo World, volume 42, No 6, where one of these views is illustrated).  Most are wacky and bizarre - see for yourself.
 
 
 


L.S. & Co. 'Dutch Courtship'.
Condition 5/6.
Order #4551.
Price $6.
 


'Aren't I like Miss Smith?' (That's the title not a comment).
Condition. Appallingly cut - part of the charm.
Order #4552.
Price $6.
 



'My first ride' and 'The result'.
Condition. Both 9/10.
Order #4553.
Price $18 the two.
 


'A frantic embrace'.
Condition 8.
Order #4554.
Price $6.
 


'Come out of that'.
Condition 9.
Order #4555.
Price $8.
 


'The Cockney Sportsman'.
Condition. White patch on left image is surface deposit.
Order #4556.
Price $4.
 


'Noble Sport'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #4557.
Price $6.
 


'Old clo'. This may seem a meaningless title until researched when I found this  interesting page.
Condition 8.
Order #4558.
Price $15.
 


'Batchelordam'.
Condition 9.
Order #4559.
Price $12.
 


'Jolly, I've won'.
Condition 8.
Order #4560.
Price $10.
 


'Be ye hurt sir?'.
Condition. Loss to left side of mount. Images 9.
Order #4561.
Price $10.
 


'The bashful lover'.
Condition 8.
Order #4562.
Price $8.
 


'A mouse'.
Condition 8.
Order #4563.
Price $8.
 
 


'St Dunstan and the Devil'.
Condition. Mounted after a liquid lunch again.
Order #4564.
Price $8.
 


'Ally Sloper Photographing'. Although Ally Sloper is now largely forgotten, he was an important early comic strip character. Please click here to read about him.
Condition. Slight stain on left image.
Order #4565.
Price $18.
 


'Parents object!'.
Condition 8.
Order #4566.
Price $8.
 


'Love on a tub'.
Condition 9.
Order #4567.
Price $8.
 


'Love in a tub'.
Condition 8.
Order #4568.
Price $8.
 


'Old Mother Hubbard'.
Condition. Some surface lines.
Order #4569.
Price $8.
 
 


'Boozey'.
Condition 9.
Order #4570.
Price $8.
 


'Queen Elizabeth and Raleigh'. Our bearded man has really pushed the boat out on costumes here. I guess he went to Moss Bros. Couldn't afford a decent backdrop however - this one is appalling.
Condition 9.
Order #4571.
Price $12.
 


'Mrs Suds taking exercise'.
Condition 8.
Order #4572.
Price $8.
 


'Mr Henpeck scrubs the floor'.
Condition 9.
Order #4573.
Price $8.
 


'Going in for all there's in it'. They loved this hat - it features in many views.
Condition 8.
Order #4574.
Price $8.
 


'Now for a pair of gloves'.
Condition 8.
Order #4575.
Price $8.
 


'Mr Smith going courting'.
Condition 8.
Order #4576.
Price $8.
 


This is a reaction to my comments titled 'The first cigar - the result'.
Condition 9.
Order #4577.
Price $8.
 


Untitled.
Condition. Odd slight stain.
Order #4578.
Price $6.
 


'Last in bed puts out the candle'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #4579.
Price $8.
 


'Life boat hero'. Another hilarious L.S. view with lousy backdrop.
Condition 6.
Order #4580.
Price $10.
 


'I reckoned on another glass'.
Condition 7.
Order #4581.
Price $6.
 


'Home Rule'.
Condition 7.
Order #4582.
Price $6.
 


'You did it on purpose Sir'. Definately L.S. & Co.
Condition. Staining on mount and slightly on right image.
Order #4583.
Price $6.
 


'King Canute and the waves'. One of my favorite views from the mad brains of L.S. & Co., featuring a coal scuttle hat, a riding hat, striped socks and painted-on waves with feet showing thru. Priceless - but yours for only $12.
Condition 8.
Order #4584.
Price $12.
 


'Burglars'.
Condition 9.
Order #4585.
Price $8.
 


'Mr and Mrs Caudle'.
Condition 9.
Order #4586.
Price $8.
 


'The gentle physician'.
Condition 9.
Order #4587.
Price $8.
 


'Did Doctor bring baby in this?'.
Condition 9.
Order #4588.
Price $8.
 


'A nap hand'.
Condition 9.
Order #4589.
Price $10.
 


'Married but happy'.
Condition 9.
Order #4590.
Price $10.
 


This is from a series called 'Naughty Norman goes to the Photographers. This one is 'Naughty Norman in the reception room'.
Condition. Mold marks on mount.
Order #4591.
Price $8.
 


'Mrs out, trying on her rings'.
Condition 8.
Order #4592.
Price $8.
 


'Master's left his cigarette case'.
Condition 8.
Order #4593.
Price $8.
 
 


'Master intrudes'. L. & S. version. Ugly master trying to get his evil way while handsome soldier, having just had his evil way,  peeps out. Maid doesn't really look worth all the bother but she might be a wild little devil under the calico.
Condition 8.
Order #4594.
Price $8.
 


'My brother Ma'am'. A likely story !
Condition 9.
Order #4595.
Price $8.
 


Untitled. Not sure what this guy is doing round the back of the lady - and not sure I want to.
Condition 9.
Order #4596.
Price $8.
 


'Love Laughs at Locksmiths'.
Condition 9.
Order #4597.
Price $10.
 


'He was such a nice man'. Reused monk's habit (see above). I think the mask appears more than once as well.
Condition 9.
Order #4598.
Price $10.
 


'Delights of Matrimony'.
Condition 9.
Order #4599.
Price $10.
 
 

L.S. entered the risqué (smut) market. If any of this turns you on - get help - fast!


'In the early morning'. I shudder to think what she looked like late at night. Minus point - ugliest woman this side of the Rockies. Plus point - left nipple visible - sorry, my wife says it is the right nipple - I am in a weird marriage.
Condition 9.
Order #4600.
Price $12.
 


'Oh, it is hot'.
Condition 7.
Order #4601.
Price $8.
 


'Hosiery going up'.  Presumably there is also a 'Hosiery going down'; I shall eagerly search for it but might keep it to brighten my (impending) old age.
Condition. Some lifting of the images where the glue hasn't taken.
Order #4602.
Price $8.


'In der Hangermatte'. Translates as 'In the Hangermatte'. If it had one 't' then it would be a useful little device for storing your clothes in a caravan - but it hasn't.. Steev emails to say that it is probably 'Hangematte' which means 'hammock'. Seems a much more sensible solution to me!
Condition. Surface wrinkles from bad mounting.
Order #4603.
Price $8.
 


'How nice'.
Condition 7.
Order #4604.
Price $6.
 


'Hallow E'en part, boxing match, England's advantage'. US flag sash makes up for lack of exposed flesh. John Farrow owned this one - wonder if he's still writhing in the fires of Hell.
Condition 7.
Order #4605.
Price $8.
 


'Good Bye'.
Condition 8.
Order #4606.
Price $8.
 


'The shady breeze'.
Condition 8.
Order #4607.
Price $8.
 


'The fenser' (sic).
Condition 7.
Order #4608.
Price $8.
 


'Young truly'.
Condition 7/8.
Order #4609.
Price $8.
 


'Kate O'Connor in Rose Fantastic'. '.
Condition 10.
Order #4610.
Price $12.
 


'Gracie Ryan in her pet dance'.
Condition 9.
Order #4611.
Price $10.
 


'Last touch'.
Condition 9.
Order #4612.
Price $10.
 


'The Ballet Dancer'. Anybody less like a ballet dancer is difficult to imagine.
Condition 8.
Order #4613.
Price $10.
 


'Butterfly Skirt Dance'.
Condition 9.
Order #4614.
Price $10.
 


'A glimpse through the curtain'.  It's that woman again.
Condition. Slight split in right image.
Order #4615.
Price $6.
 


'A Troublesome Shoelace'. Here she is again - with her mother.
Condition. Long line on right image (production fault).
Order #4616.
Price $8.
 


'Petulent Lady and the Petal'.
Condition 9.
Order #4617.
Price $10.
 


'Undone Again'.
Condition 9.
Order #4618.
Price $10.
 


'2128. Young hopeful and the Law'.
Condition 8.
Order #4619.
Price $10.
 


'2147. A cold in the head'.
Condition 8.
Order #12320.
Price $8.
 


'6404. The Covetous Parson, No 1'. Probably referring back to A Priest to the Temple,  published in 1652.
Condition 9.
Order #12307.
Price $10.
 


'6406. The Covetous Parson, No 3'. Clearly felt a need to use the cooking pot again for no particular reason.
Condition 8.
Order #12308.
Price $10.
 


'1658. Good Morning!'.
Condition 6 (slight stains).
Order #12303.
Price $6.
 


'2121. Who sups with the Devil needs a long spoon'.
Condition. Mounted after a liquid lunch.
Order #12304.
Price $6.
 

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