International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England) Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.) Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History Search this
2 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Hundreds of stereographs and other photographic imagery, especially a large number of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia; other subjects include: the World's Columbian Exhibition (1893); the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the Great Sanitary Fair; a large number on Massachusetts, including a set of images from Old Sturbridge; buildings and scenery; miscellaneous other subjects.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is composed largely of photographs related to world's fairs, especially the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, particularly in the form of stereographs. Other photographs document Williamsburg, Old Sturbridge, Mass., and other locations.
Collection is arranged into one series. Arranged geographically and topically.
Stereographs were employed to document and popularize the great world's
fairs of the second half of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century in the United States and Europe. The Centennial Photographic Company, in particular, was formed essentially to disseminate information about the 1876 fair and to profit from its "educational" products. More generally, the three-dimensional photographic medium was considered an ideal way to provide views of regional attractions in the United States. This collection contains both subjects.
Collection donated by Susan Myers.
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.
Rights situation uncertain. Probably in public domain, applicable copyrights expired.