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Identifier: P0049

Title: United States, Foreign and Genre Stereographs

Description: Photographic companies produced stereoscopic view cards from the 1850s to the 1930s. Popular topics were landscapes, genre scenes, portraits of famous people, architectural views, war scenes, and natural disasters such as floods, fires and earthquakes. Although independent photographers produced stereo views of local subjects, large companies like Underwood and Underwood and Keystone supplied many family parlors and school libraries with views of national and international subjects. Underwood and Underwood and Keystone standardized both the format and content of most view cards by the 1890s. Their stereo views included images of landscapes, foreign travel, and the growth of cities. The popularity of stereograph cards declined in the 1920s and 1930s with the rise of movies and illustrated magazines. The United States, Foreign and Genre Stereograph file contains stereo cards produced mostly by Keystone as well as smaller publishers. The cards are divided by geographic location and subject. Subjects include: England; Palestine; Italy; Switzerland; Austria; Germany; Grand Canyon; Panama Canal; Alaska; Canada; Philippine Islands; Central America; Cuba; Mexico; Japan; India; Belgium; California, including San Francisco earthquake; Colorado; Alaska; Arizona; Illinois; Maryland; Minnesota; Montana; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Mexico; New York; Massachusetts; Holland; Norway; Sweden; Finland; Scotland; West Indies; Jamaica; Pennsylvania, including the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and the Pittsburgh Steel Industry; South Carolina; Tennessee; Utah; Wisconsin; Oregon; Indiana; Idaho; Louisiana; Hawaii; Florida; "vergence" stereographs "for treatment of suppression suspenopsia, stereopsis, and adaption treatments"; domestic scenes; "human interest"; humorous scenes.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1866 - 1925

Type(s): Stereographs




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