Guide to the Stereoscopic cards and Viewer 1894-1913
PC 151

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Stereoscopic cards and Viewer
ID
PC 151
Date [inclusive]
1894-1913
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1 Linear feet of shelf space Approximately 106 stereoviews
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation note

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

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

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Arrangement note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Items in this collection are likely no longer in copyright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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

Processing Information note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State) -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Photographs
  • Travel photography.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box

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" 

1

Hand-held stereoscopic viewer. Keystone View Company, Meadville, PA. 

2