Archives Center Stereograph Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0495
Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Keystone View Company
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Owen, Mary June
Donnald, Morrill
Jarvis
Dates:
circa 1910
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
24 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Collection established to consolidate miscellaneous stereographs transferred from other Smithsonian units and other sources. Currently the group contains 25 cards.
Scope and Contents note
First item:,A view of "Ivory Ready to Ship, Mombasa, Africa." Depicts workers with elephant tusks loaded on trucks. At left, storage building of an American firm which handles hundreds of tons of ivory each year."
Scope and Contents note
Second group:,23 stereographs, three of which are Underwood & Underwood views; the remainder are miscellaneous lithoprint (photomechanical) images, both color and black-and-white, some in poor condition.
Scope and Contents note
Third acquisition:,1 albumen stereograph by Underwood & Underwood, "Amalfi, Italy--from the Capuchin Convent--"I beheld the scene and stood as one amazed"--." c1900. (Woman in hat with veil looking down on the coast.) Original negative in Coll. 143, #143.VDF 12808. Photographer apparently was Jarvis, but the dates on the glass plates are shown as 1907.
Scope and Contents note
Fourth acquisition:,3 albumen stereographs by M.H. Zahner and 10 albumen stereographs by George W. Griffith.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Keystone View Co. was one of the leading publishers of stereoscopic views at the turn of the century.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1993
Author
David E. Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Division of Community Life, NMAH, through David Shayt,1992, and Mr. Morrill Donnald,Surreptitious gift, through Susan Strange, January 11, 1999, and Ms. Mary June Owen 2000, August 8, and State of Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, through Linda L. Overman, date unknown.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Archives Center collections do not circulate. Unless protected by plastic sleeve, must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center, National Museum of American History. (Credit individual donors: e.g., gift of Ms. Mary June Owen; or gift of Morrill Donnald).
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Seacoasts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ivory industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mombasa (Africa) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs -- 1900-1910 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa -- 1900-1910 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elephants -- Africa -- Mombasa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Italy Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amalfi (Italy) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Convents Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives