Stereocard photograph collection, approximately 1860-1945  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Stereocard photograph collection
Dates
approximately 1860-1945 (inclusive)
approximately 1860-1890 (bulk)
Quantity
241 stereocards (2 boxes)
Collection Number
PH0058
Summary
Stereocards from various publishers depicting scenes from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. Also included are story stereocards and some of artworks.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Selections from the collection can be viewed on the Libraries' Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator is required to view original photographs. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Stereoscopic imaging is a technique that creates the illusion of depth using two 2-D images placed side by side; one in front of the left eye and one in front of the right eye of the viewer. Both offset 2-D images are then combined in the brain to give the perception of 3-D depth. Three strategies have been used to produce this effect: the viewer wears eyeglasses to combine separate images from two offset sources, the viewer wears eyeglasses to filter offset images from a single source separated to each eye, or the light source splits the images directionally into the viewer's eyes without glasses.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Stereocards by various publishers depicting scenes from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View selections from the collection in digital format .

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Preferred Citation

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

French Tissue StereocardsReturn to Top

French tissue stereocard techniques were developed by J.L. Tardieu in 1853. Tissue stereocards consist of a print on translucent paper mounted on a card cut to frame the print and often with a tissue added . The image could be tinted and the tint visible when lit from behind as a transparency. The tissue format of stereocards were available commercially by 1855. The largest amount of tissue stereocards were produced between 1858 and 1875. Many tissue stereocard producers are still unidentified. Many are marked only by initials such as these which are marked B.K. Photos and J.M.

Container(s) Description Dates
B.K. (Block) Photos Stereocards
Box item
1 FTB1
Portrait of a woman named Marie
Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTB2
Sculpture of Eve, Milan, Italy
Between 1862 and 1865
J.M. Stereocards
Box item
1 FTJ1- FTJ3 Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTJ4- FTJ7
Views of Switzerland
Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTJ8 Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTJ9- FTJ11
Views of Germany
Between 1862 and 1865
Unidentified
Box item
1 FTU1 Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTU2
Violinist with children in folk dress
Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTU3 Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTU4 Between 1862 and 1865
1 FTU5 Between 1862 and 1865

J.H. Abbott, ChicagoReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Abbott1 1871
1 Abbott2 1871

America IllustratedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
New York
Box item
1 AmIl1 Between 1880 and 1900
1 AmIl2 Between 1880 and 1900
1 AmIl3 Between 1880 and 1900
1 AmIl4 Between 1880 and 1900
Coney Island
Box item
1 AmIl5 Between 1881 and 1900
1 AmIl6 Between 1880 and 1900

American SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Colorado
Box item
1 AmSe1 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe2 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe3 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe4 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe5 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe6 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe7 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe8 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe9 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe10 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe11 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe12 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe13 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe14 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe15 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe16 Between 1883 and 1884
1 AmSe17 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe18 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe19 Between 1878 and 1884
1 AmSe20 Between 1881 and 1884
1 AmSe21 Between 1881 and 1884
1 AmSe22 Between 1878 and 1884

E. & H.T. Anthony, New YorkReturn to Top

E. & H.T. Anthony & Company was the largest manufacturer of photography supplies in the latter part of the nineteenth century, operating a photo publishing division as well. The company remained in a position of prominence from its incorporation in 1862 to 1902, when it was absorbed into the Scovill and Adams Company following the deaths of the Anthony brothers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Anthony1
Full moon (Anthony 5435)
Between 1860 and 1880?
1 Anthony2 Between 1860 and 1880?
1 Anthony3
Mrs. Jenny Van Zant, Opera Singer (Anthony 2946)
1875?
1 Anthony4
Mlle. Ronconi. Opera Singer (Anthony 5458)
Between 1860 and 1880?
1 Anthony5 Between 1860 and 1880?
1 Anthony6
Basket of fruit on a table from the popular series (Anthony 5933)
Between 1860 and 1880?

Leander Baker, Boston, MassachusettsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Baker1 1870?

George BarkerReturn to Top

George Barker (1844-1894) was born in Ontario, Canada, and first traveled to Niagara Falls in 1862. There, he found a job working for photographer Platt D. Babbitt. Barker opened his own studio in Niagara Falls and became well-know for his sterographic prints of the falls.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Barker1 Between 1862 and 1894

Alfred S. Campbell, Elizabeth, New JerseyReturn to Top

Alfred S. Campbell was an important American stereograph company based in Elizabeth, N.J. from 1893 to 1904.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Campbell1
 Ship Kearsarge, U.S.N. (Campbell 158)
Printed on verso: This gives us a picture of the Kearsarge, which sailed into eternal fame when it sent to the bottom of the sea the famous Confederate cruiser Alabama, off Cherbourg, on the coast of France, 1863. In 1895 it struck on the Roncodor Reefs, Mosquito Coast, in Central America, and became a total loss, but its glorious deeds will ever live in the hearts and history of the American people.
1896

James Cremer's Stereoscopic EmporiumReturn to Top

James Cremer (1821-1893) opened a portrait studio in Philadelphia in 1860, where he also sold stereoviews. By 1872 he was the largest publisher of stereoviews in the city, and among the largest in the country.In 1882 he sold the stereoview business to John Wanamaker & Co. and retired to Brooklyn, New York.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Cremer1-Cremer5 Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer6 Between 1860 and 1882
Centennial Exposition
The International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine of 1876, more commonly called the Centennial Exposition, was the first World's Fair to be held in the United States of America. The Exposition was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The fair enjoyed wide acclaim and attracted nearly ten million visitors during its period of operation.
Box item
1 Cremer7-Cremer11 1876
1 Cremer12 1876
1 Cremer13 1876
1 Cremer14 1876
1 Cremer15 1876
1 Cremer16 1876
1 Cremer17 1876
1 Cremer18 1876
1 Cremer19 1876
Box item
1 Cremer20 1876?
1 Cremer21 Between 1860 and 1882
Statues
Box item
1 Cremer22 1868
1 Cremer23 1868
1 Cremer24 1868
1 Cremer25 1868?
1 Cremer26 1868?
1 Cremer27 1868?
1 Cremer28 Between 1870 and 1882?
1 Cremer29 1868?
Box item
1 Cremer30 Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer31 Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer32-Cremer33 Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer34 Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer35 Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer36 Between 1860 and 1882
Story photos
Box item
1 Cremer37
 A standing man and seated woman facing one another
Printed on verso: "Convenience of Married Life".
Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer38 Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer39
 A woman standing over shattered plates
Labeled in the bottom right as Embarrassment
Between 1860 and 1882
1 Cremer40
 A seated woman leaning on a table, looking at a spectral hourglass
Printed on verso: "One by one, the Sands are flowing".
Between 1860 and 1882

European and American Series StereocardsReturn to Top

The European and American views were produced from pirated images in the 1870s-1880s. They used photographs from various photographers including E. & H. T. Anthony, Alfred S. Campbell and John Soule.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 EA1
Mammoth Hot Springs
Between 1870 and 1889
1 EA2
Interior of art museum, Central Park, NY
Between 1870 and 1889
1 EA3
Wisconsin River scene
Between 1870 and 1889
1 EA4
Battleship being launched with surrounding boats
Between 1870 and 1889
1 EA5
Eagle standing on rocks
Between 1870 and 1889
1 EA6
Entrance to Chinese Home[Men standing outside the entrance to a house]
Between 1870 and 1889
1 EA7
United States Navy ship New York
Between 1870 and 1889
1 EA8
At Home in Japan[Two women in Japanese kimonos]
Between 1870 and 1889

R.R. GatesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Gates1 Between 1868 and 1917

Gurnsey's Rocky Mountain ViewsReturn to Top

Byron H. Gurnsey operated a photography studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from 1872 until his death in 1880.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Gurnsey 1
View of Colorado Springs from the cupola of the Public School Building
Between 1872 and 1880

Thomas Houseworth & Co., San Francisco, CAReturn to Top

Thomas Houseworth was a notable California photographer. He took over Lawrence & Houseworth in 1867.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Houseworth1 Between 1867 and 1873
1 Houseworth2
North Dome, Yosemite Valley
Between 1867 and 1873
1 Houseworth3- Houseworth4 Between 1867 and 1873

W.H. Illingworth, St. Paul, MinnesotaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Illingworth1 Between 1867 and 1880

T.W. Ingersoll Stereocards, St. Paul, MinnesotaReturn to Top

T.W. Ingersoll was based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He released series of stereographs of Yellowstone Park containing around 300 views and hundreds more views from the West.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Ingersoll1
Gardner River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (Ingersoll 1113)
Between 1880 and 1885?
1 Ingersoll2 Between 1880 and 1885?
1 Ingersoll3
Tower Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (Ingersoll 1112)
Between 1880 and 1885?
1 Ingersoll4 Between 1880 and 1885?
1 Ingersoll5 Between 1880 and 1885?
1 Ingersoll6
River and trees, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Between 1880 and 1885?
1 Ingersoll7
Deer sitting in grass, Yellowstone National Park, Montana (Ingersoll 1200)
Between 1880 and 1885?
1 Ingersoll8 1886

W.H. Jackson & Co.Return to Top

William Henry Jackson was a prolific nineteenth-century photographer and painter known for his renderings of architecture, landscapes, and American Indians. Later in his career he operated a photography studio, from which these stereographs come.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Jackson1 Between 1879 and 1897
1 Jackson2
 The Gateway, with Pikes Peak in the distance
There is a multi-paragraph description of the Garden of the Gods and Monument Park printed on the verso.
Between 1879 and 1897
1 Jackson3
 Long's Peak at Estes Park
There is a description of Estes Park printed on the verso.
Between 1879 and 1897
1 Jackson4 Between 1879 and 1897
1 Jackson5 Between 1879 and 1897

Japanese Stereocard SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Views of Tokyo by Higuchi
Box item
1 Higuchi1
Nijubashi double bridge to gate of the Emperor's Palace
Higuchi (photographer)
Between 1935 and 1945?
1 Higuchi2
 Parliament building, Marunouchi, Tokyo
Higuchi (photographer)
Between 1935 and 1945?
1 Higuchi3
Gate at the entrance to cherry blossom fields, Marunouchi, Tokyo
Higuchi (photographer)
Between 1935 and 1945?
1 Higuchi4
Earthquake Memorial Hall, Hanjo
Higuchi (photographer)
Between 1930 and 1945
Views of Tokyo before 1945 (Series Five)
The date for this series has been determined by the presence of the Imperial Army General Staff Building in one view. The Imperial Army General Staff was abolished in September of 1945 by American occupying troops.The Japanese text says that these stereocards are part of Series Five.
Box item
1 JSF1
Front gate of Ueno Park Zoo
Between 1925 and 1945?
1 JSF2
Marunouchi guard tower, a part of the Emperor's Palace
Between 1925 and 1945?
1 JSF3 Between 1925 and 1945?
1 JSF4
Statue of Prince Komatsu at Ueno park in front of the Imperial General Staff Military Headquarters
Between 1925 and 1945?
1 JSF5 Between 1925 and 1945?
1 JSF6 Between 1925 and 1945?

B.W. Kilburn and Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, NHReturn to Top

Benjamin West Kilburn was known for his stereoscopes and photographs of national parks and early American and Canadian scenery. Benjamin and his brother, Edward, made up Kilburn Brothers around 1865 and although Edward left the business in 1877, Kilburn Brothers remained the name of the photography business until about 1880.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Kilburn1
Last in Bed put out the Light
1892
1 Kilburn2
Davos and the picturesque valley, Switzerland
1901
1 Kilburn3
Willoughby Lake, Westmore, Vermont (98)
Between 1865 and 1885?
1 Kilburn4
Flume, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire (174)
Between 1865 and 1885?
1 Kilburn5
Steamship Lady of the Lake near dock with lumber (353)
Between 1865 and 1885?
1 Kilburn6 1877
1 Kilburn7 1877
1 Kilburn8 1877
1 Kilburn9 1877
1 Kilburn10 1877
1 Kilburn11 1877
1 Kilburn12 1877
1 Kilburn13 1877
1 Kilburn14 1879
1 Kilburn15 1879?

Knowlton Bros., Northampton, MassachusettsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Knowlton1 Between 1870 and 1899?

Louis Magnus Melander, Chicago, IllinoisReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Melander1
Frontier Life[family in doorway of log cabin with man playing violin]
1876

E. Nesemann, Marysville, CaliforniaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Nesemann1
Railroad track suspension bridge, Niagara Falls, New York
Between 1880 and 1910
1 Nesemann2
Baldwin Hotel on Market Street, San Francisco, California
Between 1880 and 1910

C. Neurdein, Paris, FranceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Neurdein1
Saint Michel Church, Marseille, France
1865?
1 Neurdein2 1865?
1 Neurdein3
Palace of Justice, Marseille, France
1865?
1 Neurdein4
Notre Dame, Marseille, France
1865?
1 Neurdein5 1865?
1 Neurdein6
In front of the Bassin de la Joliette, Marseille, France
1865?
1 Neurdein7 1865?
1 Neurdein8 1865?
1 Neurdein9
L'Hotel de Ville courtyard and exterior, Marseille, France
1865?
1 Neurdein10
Entrance of the Ports showing Fort Saint-John, Marseille, France
1865?
1 Neurdein11
Fort Saint-John, Marseille, France
1865?

Nowack & Chase, Minneapolis, MinnesotaReturn to Top

M. Nowack was a publisher from Minneapolis, MN.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Nowack1- Nowack4 1878
1 Nowack5
Memorial Arch to James A. Garfield, Minneapolis
Printed on verso: The memorial arch erected September 26th, 1881 by the Knights Templar of St. Paul in memory of President James A. Garfield. The arch is 40 feet high it suspends over third street on bridge square over 20,000 people were present at the ceremonies.
1881

A.H. Pepper & Sons, St. Paul, MinnesotaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Pepper1 Between 1971 and 1889
1 Pepper2- Pepper3 Between 1971 and 1889
1 Pepper4
3rd and Wabasha Street showing Myers and Finch Jewelry Firm, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Between 1972 and 1889
1 Pepper5
 Second Minnesota State Capitol Building, Saint Paul, Minnesota
This is the second state capitol building built in 1883 after the first building that was built in 1854 was destroyed by a fire in 1881. The present day capitol building was built in 1905. The second building remained standing until 1937 when it was demolished.
Between 1972 and 1889
1 Pepper6- Pepper7
Minnesota street scenes
Between 1971 and 1889
1 Pepper8
 Suspension Bridge over the Mississippi at Minneapolis
Probably made by A.H. Pepper and Son Photographers, Saint Paul Minnesota.
1875
1 Pepper9
Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota
Probably made by A.H. Pepper and Son Photographers, Saint Paul Minnesota.
Between 1971 and 1889
1 Pepper10
 Taylor Falls Bridge, Minnesota
Probably made by A.H. Pepper and Son Photographers, Saint Paul Minnesota.
Between 1971 and 1889
1 Pepper11
City street with businesses
Written on verso: Looking East on 3rd.Probably made by A.H. Pepper and Son Photographers, Saint Paul Minnesota.
Between 1971 and 1889

J.A.W. Pittman, Carthage, Springfield, IllinoisReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Pittman1
 National Lincoln Monument
Printed on verso: This view is from a point a little east of north from the Monument, and across a ravine running west through Oak Ridge Cemetery. The vault at the foot of the bluff is the receiving tomb for the Cemetery. Mr. Lincoln's remains were deposited in that vault May 4, 1865. A flight of iron steps, commencing at the left of the vault, ascends in a curved line to the Monument, an elevation of more than fifty feet. The door seen in the picture of the Monument is the entrance to the Catacomb. That is where the thieves entered on the night of Nov. 7, 1876, when they tried to steal the remains of President Lincoln.
1882
1 Pittman2
National Lincoln Monument cavalry group bronze statue in front
Printed on verso: The Cavalry group, in plaster, was shipped by Mr. Mead, the artist, with that of the Artillery, from Florence, Italy, and arrived at Chicopee, Massachusetts, in October, 1880. The casting in bronze and finishing was completed by the Ames Manufacturing Co., in the summer of 1882. It was placed on the southeast pedestal of the Monument March 13, 1883. It weighs 5,500 pounds and cost $13,700. The group represents a battle scene. The trumpeter, mortally wounded has fallen from his horse. A comrade comes to his assistance, and while giving his support is endeavoring with his sword hand to ward off the approaching enemy.
1882

PurvianceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Purviance1 Between 1860 and 1880
1 Purviance2 Between 1871 and 1880
1 Purviance3 Between 1860 and 1880

J.J. Reilly and J.P. Spooner, Stockton CaliforniaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Reilly1 Between 1870 and 1875
1 Reilly2
Eagle Point, Yosemite Valley, California
Between 1870 and 1875

H.E. Slayton, Montpelier, VermontReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 Slayton1
Statue of Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen was one of the founders of the state of Vermont and an American Revolutionary War patriot.
Between 1970 and 1985?

Joshua SmithReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 SmithJ1 1871

John P. Soule Stereocards, Boston, MassachusettsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 Soule1
Surf breaking on rocks, Nahant, Massachusetts (Soule 596)
Between 1861 and 1882
2 Soule2 1870

Standard Series Stereocards, New YorkReturn to Top

Standard Series was a publisher and producer of stereocards in the 1890's. Known for pirating images they released series of stereocards of European and American views. They used photographs from various photographers including E. & H. T. Anthony and John Soule.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 Standard1
Champs-Elysees, Paris
Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard2- Standard3 Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard4
 Porte Saint-Martin with surrounding businesses, horse drawn carriages and pedestrians, Paris
Porte Saint-Martin was built in 1874 and is located at the crossing of Rue Saint-Martin, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin and meeting of Boulevard Saint-Martin and Boulevard Saint-Denis.
Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard5
Carousal Place, Paris
Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard6
Bridge over the Seine, Paris
Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard7 Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard8
A Village in the Harz Mountains, Germany
Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard9 Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard10
The Lion of Lucerne monument, Lucerne, Switzerland
The lion was made around 1820 to commemorate the Swiss Guard that was killed during the French Revolution in 1792.
Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard11 Between 1860 and 1900?
2 Standard12
View of the Trossachs, Scotland
Between 1860 and 1900?

Stereoscopic GemsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 Gems1 Between 1880 and 1900
2 Gems2 Between 1880 and 1900
2 Gems3 Between 1880 and 1900
2 Gems4 Between 1880 and 1900
2 Gems5 Between 1880 and 1900
2 Gems6 Between 1880 and 1900

C.W. Stiff , St. Paul MinnesotaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 Stiff1
House construction and logging activities at Lead City, Black Hills, South Dakota
Between 1870 and 1879
2 Stiff2 Between 1870 and 1879

Underwood & UnderwoodReturn to Top

The publishing company Underwood & Underwood began in 1882. First a door-to-door business, the first small office that Bert and Elmer Underwood opened was in Ottawa, Kansas. In the next two years the businesses expanded quickly and their franchises spread all over North America. Bert Underwood was became a photographer after studying it in 1891, and took travel photos in Italy, Greece, Israel, and Egypt. By the turn of the century the Underwood firm was the most productive publisher in the industry and was never outdone by any proceeding company.

Container(s) Description Dates
Greece
Box item
2 UnderwoodG1
Athens, from the Parthenon, Greece
Between1894 and 1898?
Egypt
Box item
2 UnderwoodE1
Looking up the northeast corner of the Great Pyramid, Egypt (Underwood 19-2536)
Between1894 and 1898?
2 UnderwoodE2 1896
2 UnderwoodE3
The Hall of Pillars, Great Temple of Karnak, Upper Egypt
1896
Switzerland
Box item
2 UnderwoodS1 1897
2 UnderwoodS2
Zurich city and river view, Switzerland
1901
United States
Box item
2 UnderwoodUS1 1898
2 UnderwoodUS2
President McKinley and wife in the apartments of the White House, Washington D.C.
1898
2 UnderwoodUS3
Man on balcony looking at Seal Rocks and Cliff House, San Francisco, CA
1900
2 UnderwoodUS4
Old Faithful Geyser erupting, Yellowstone Park, CA
1901
Stories
Box item
2 UnderwoodST1
Kiss me first [two children sitting near water well]
Strohmeyer and Wyman (copywriter)
1894
2 UnderwoodST2
 Tired of Play [girl and cat sleeping]
Strohmeyer and Wyman (copywriter)
1898

C.A. Zimmerman, St. Paul, MinnesotaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 Zimmerman1
 3rd & Wabasha looking East at Memorial Arch for James Garfield, St. Paul, Minnesota
Archway reads: He has fallen in lifes struggle full knightly. With his armor on, prepared for knightly deeds.
1881

Unknown OriginationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
American Stereocards
Minnesota
Box item
2 UOAM1 Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOAM2
Minnehaha Falls and wooden bridge, Minnesota
Between 1860 and 1920?
European Stereocards
Box item
2 UOE1 Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOE2 Between 1860 and 1920?
Still Lives
Box item
2 UOSL1 Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOSL2
Bouquet of flowers
Between 1860 and 1920?
Stories
Box item
2 UOS1
The Wife's Prayer [hand colored stereocard of woman praying near her sleeping child]
Martin's Art Gallery, St. Paul, Minn (Publisher)
James Edgar Martin moved to Saint Paul Minnesota from New York around 1857 where he opened the Excelsior Photographic Gallery. He was a retailer of photograph albums, frames, and photographs by photographers such as William Henry Illingworth and Benjamin Franklin Upton. Martin moved to a new store location in 1864 changing the name of his photograph selling business to Martin's Art Gallery.
1864?
2 UOS2
 Morning Prayers [hand colored stereocard of family seated around a table]
Martin's Art Gallery, St. Paul, Minn (Publisher)
1864?
2 UOS3 Between 1860 and 1880?
Stereocards of Artworks
Box item
2 UOA1 Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOA2
Bust of Minerva
Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOA3
Young Samuel kneeling in prayer sculpture
Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOA4
Sculpture of Cain and Abel
Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOA5 Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOA6
Sculpture,The Murder of the Innocents
Between 1860 and 1920?
Miscellaneous
Box item
2 UOM1
 Interior of a church
Written on verso: Compliments of U.M. Rasin.
Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOM2 Between 1860 and 1920?
2 UOM3 Between 1860 and 1920?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Buildings--Photographs
  • Statues--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Canada--Photographs
  • Chicago (Ill.)--Photographs
  • Colorado--Photographs
  • Europe--Photographs
  • France--Photographs
  • Japan--Photographs
  • Minnesota--Photographs
  • New York (State)--Photographs
  • United States--Photographs