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Guide to the Stereograph File
[1855-1964] (Bulk 1860-1900)
 PR 65

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Collection processed by Janet Murray

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 21, 2016
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereograph File
Dates: [1855-1964]
Abstract: The Stereograph File consists of materials published in the stereographic form, which when seen through a viewer gives the impression of being a three dimensional representation. The bulk of the collection consists of paper stereographs (which range in size from 3 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches to 4 x 7 inches) published between 1860-1900, including albumen and silver gelatin prints. There are also early glass stereographs, tissue stereographs, tintypes, and photomechanically produced views. The views were acquired from a variety of sources over the last 130 years and represent of the work of a large variety of photographers and publishers. Most of the collection depicts identifiable geographic locations or subject matter. There are a numer of Civil War stereographs; these have been digitized and and are available online via New York Heritage. There are also views that were staged in a dramatic fashion to tell or story or convey emotional content.
Quantity: 82.0 Linear feet (17,301 items)
Location note: Print Room
Call Phrase: PR 65