Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Martha Smith Collection of Stereographs and Postcards

Collection ID:
Underwood & Underwood
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980
Underwood & Underwood Studios
Exposition universelle de 1867 à Paris
circa 1904
Physical Description:
51 Stereographs
black and white
2 Postcards
black and white

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
43 stereographs from the early twentieth century were produced by the Underwood & Underwood Studio depicting various scenes and people from Meiji Japan, 3 stereographs from the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris, France, and two black and white postcards from Japan. Specific Japanese locations depicted include: Yokohama; Mississippi Bay and the Mikado Cliffs; Tokyo; Mt. Haruna, Ikao; Kyoto; Hiroshima; Lake Chuzenji.

0.5 linear foot

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The cards were most likely assembled by Ms. Smith's father, A. Hyatt Mayor (1901-1980), art historian, writer, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator of Prints from 1946-1966.
Biographical / Historical
Underwood & Underwood was an early photographic studio who produced steroscopic and photographic images from 1881 to the 1940s. Founded in Ottawa, Kansas by brothers Elmer Underwood and Bert Elias Underwood, the studio worked in Ottawa, Baltimore, and New York City. They sold box sets of photographs and set up distribution offices throughout the world. Underwood & Underwood covered major news events like the Boer War and the Great War.

Custodial History
Donated by Martha Smith, 2002

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2002.02

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Japan -- 1900-1910 Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013