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Domestic Life Stereograph and Photograph Collection

Creator:
Centennial Photographic Co.  Search this
Roth, Rodris  Search this
Myers, Susan H.  Search this
Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Appalachian Exposition. (Knoxville, Tennessee: 1911)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, California: 1935-1936)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)  Search this
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
Former owner:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Sturbridge (Mass.)
Date:
circa 1862-1920
Summary:
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.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series. Arranged geographically and topically.
Historical:
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.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Susan Myers.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Exhibitions -- Missouri  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Citation:
Domestic Life Stereograph and Photograph Collection, circa 1862-1920, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0725
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Domestic Life Stereograph and Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0725
Online Media:

Negative Log Book Number 8, (76-1 to 76-19384)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1976
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB08]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367105
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