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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Stereographs
1850-1964 (Bulk 1860-1900)
 PR 65

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Collection processed by Janet Murray (2000); revised and migrated to ArchivesSpace by Marybeth Kavanagh (2020)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 22, 2020
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New-York Historical Society
Title: New-York Historical Society collection of stereographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1850-1964
Abstract: This collection, formerly known as 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 the work of a large variety of photographers and publishers. Most of the collection depicts identifiable geographic locations or subject matter. There are a number of Civil War stereographs; these have been digitized and are available online via New York Heritage. There are also views that were staged in a dramatic fashion to tell a story or convey emotional content.
Quantity: 82 Linear feet 17,301 items in 88 boxes
Language: The documents are primarily photographic images, with text in English.
Call Phrase: PR 65