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Archives Center Stereograph Collection, ca. 1910

Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Underwood & Underwood
Photographer:
Jarvis
Donor:
Owen, Mary June
Donnald, Morrill
Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
24 items
Type:
Stereographs
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Africa
Mombasa
Amalfi (Italy)
Italy
Mombasa (Africa)
Date:
1910
ca 1910
1900-1910
1900-1950
Notes:
The Keystone View Co. was one of the leading publishers of stereoscopic views at the turn of the century.
Summary:
Collection established to consolidate miscellaneous stereographs transferred from other Smithsonian units and other sources. Currently the group contains 25 cards.
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."
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.
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.
Fourth acquisition: 3 albumen stereographs by M.H. Zahner and 10 albumen stereographs by George W. Griffith.
Cite as:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History. (Credit individual donors: e.g., gift of Ms. Mary June Owen; or gift of Morrill Donnald)
Topic:
Seacoasts
Convents
Ivory industry
Elephants
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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