Stereoscopic cards and Viewer, 1894-1913  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Stereoscopic cards and Viewer
Dates
1894-1913 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 Linear feet of shelf space, (2 boxes), (Approximately 106 stereoviews)
Collection Number
PC 151 (collection)
Summary
Stereoscopes (also known as stereographs, or stereoscopic views) are generally sets of two photographs mounted side-by-side on cards, designed so that when looked at through a viewer they would appear three dimensional. The collection consists of stereoscopic cards and one viewer. While the images are mostly tourist in nature and cover much of the world, the images published by the Kinsey Photograph Studio (of Sedro-Woolley, WA) are all of Washington state's North Cascades.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Stereoscopes (also known as stereographs, or stereoscopic views) are generally sets of two photographs mounted side-by-side on cards, designed so that when looked at through a viewer they would appear three dimensional. They came into popularity in the late 1800s, and peaked in popularity between 1900 and 1940.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of stereoscopic cards and one viewer. While the images are mostly tourist in nature and cover much of the world, the images published by the Kinsey Photograph Studio (of Sedro-Woolley, WA) are all of Washington state's North Cascades.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Items in this collection are likely no longer in copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Stereoscopic cards and Viewer, 1889-1913 (PC 151)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1 International Stereographic Co. 10 items. 1901-1908.
1 Keystone View Company. 67 items. 1909-1913.
1 Kinsey Photograph Studio (Sedro-Woolley, WA). 9 items. 1897-1903.
1 "Popular Series" [poss. by J Fortesuce Mann]. 5 items. Undated.
1 Underwood and Underwood. 15 items. 1889-1904. Includes "Heroic Washington Volunteers advancing -Filipinos 800 yards in front- Taguig, Philippines, 1899"
2 Hand-held stereoscopic viewer. Keystone View Company, Meadville, PA.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Travel photography.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Washington (State) -- Photographs.