Stereoscopic cards and Viewer, 1894-1913  PDF  XML

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

Arrangement

Items in the collection come from five publishers: International Stereographic Co.; Keystone View Company; Kinsey Photograph Studio; "Popular Series" [poss. by J Fortesuce Mann]; Underwood and Underwood. Most publishers have an item number on the image, and so the stereographs are organized alphabetically by publisher, and then by the publisher's number within those. Where no number is given, items are generally organized by date. Within the largest series (Keystone View Company), the publisher's number system is loosely geographical.

Acquisition Information

The majority of the Stereoscopic cards and Viewer in this collection were donated to MASC by Trevor James Bond on July 16, 2012

Processing Note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in July, 2012.


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.