Silver gelatin stereographs on paper, approx. 4" x 7", mounted on "warped" or curved cards
Aso-san volcano (Japan) (OPPS Neg. No. 92-14160)
Three of the stereographs depict men who were significant figures in the history of stereoscopic photography, especially vis-a-vis Underwood & Underwood.
Four stereographs showing stereo photographers at work: (1) "Taking a View for You & U," copyright 1893 by J. F. Jarvis, Washington, D.C. (little girl holding field camera); (2) uncaptioned view of man standing on pier amid ruins, published by Underwood & Underwood, n.d., identified as Bert Underwood in pencil on mount; (3) "Our well known Stereoscopic Photographer, H. A. Strohmeyer--Blanket Court-martialed by his Army friends," copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman; and (4) an Underwood stereo photographer, apparently Herbert G. Ponting, at crater of Aso-san volcano, Japan, copyright 1904 by Underwood & Underwood.
Collection 414, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
92-14160 (OPPS Neg., Ponting image)
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