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Stereoscopic viewing cards

Stereoscopic viewing cards

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereoscopic viewing cards
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1920
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms4223
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The stereoscope allowed two images to be viewed as one image in order to create a three-dimensional illusion. The firm Underwood and Underwood created travel series of stereoscopic views that allowed the viewer to take a visual tour of a foreign place. The stereoscopes were images of people, historic sites, cities, landscapes, industry, agriculture, etc.

Scope and Content

This collection contains 147 stereoscopic view cards. Included are images attributed to the American Stereoscopic Company, James M. Davis, Keystone View Company, and Metroplitan Syndicate Press. Subjects include people and places throughout the world, Bible stories, and World War I scenes, both in black and white and color. Also included is a box of modern birthday cards with stereographs printed on the front called Peep Show cards.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stereoscopic viewing cards. ms4223, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Keystone View Company
Underwood & Underwood

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11American Stereoscopic Company
12American Stereoscopic Company - World War I
13James M. Davis
14Keystone View Company - World War I
15Keystone View Company - Bible scenes
16Kilburn Brothers
17Metropolitan Syndicate Press - Metropolitan Series
18Underwood and Underwood
19Unknown - world travel series
110Assorted miscellaneous
111Peep Show cards - reproduction stereographs