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Guide to the Stereograph File
[1855-1964] (Bulk 1860-1900)
||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.
||82.0 Linear feet (17,301 items)