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Kilburn Brothers

  • 500033342
  • Corporate body
  • 1865-1909

Kilburn Brothers is a American and Canadian photography studio and publisher founded by Benjamin and Edward Kilburn in 1865. In 1867 the company published a series of 30 views of Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Benjamin made all the negatives for the company until 1867. In 1877 Edward Kilburn retired leaving Benjamin to run the company until 1909.

Keystone View Company

  • 500450247
  • Corporate body
  • 1892-1963

Founded by B.L. Singly in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1892 as a photographic image producer and distributor. In 1930, Keystone View Company reached its height of popularity but was purchased in 1963 by Mast Development Company when lantern slides became obsolete.

Abbott, Leonard

  • Person
  • 1878-1953

Attended Uppingham School, England and by age 17, was attending socialist meetings in Liverpool, becoming an admirer of Edward Carpenter and William Morris. In 1897, he moved with his family to America, settling in New York and became a publisher and editor of socialist works, later becoming an anarchist and an ardent defender of homosexuality.

Underwood & Underwood

  • Corporate body
  • 1882-1940

Underwood and Underwood was established in 1882 by Bert and Elmer Underwood in Ottawa, Kansas. Originally they distributed stereographs made by eastern photographers in the Western United States. In 1884, they had expanded their franchise across North America and by 1889 opened offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Liverpool, England. By 1890 Underwood & Underwood began publishing original stereographs taken by Bert Underwood. Underwood & Underwood was considered one of the most successful stereoscope publishers in North America in 1901.Underwood & Underwood began producing 25,000 views per day and 300,000 stereoscopes annually. It is suggested that in the earlier years of the company, Underwood & Underwood used H.C. White Company’s stereoscope model until developing their own. The principle stereoscope design by Underwood & Underwood included aluminum hoods, cardholders, and a folding handle. An easy identifiable feature of Underwood & Underwood stereoscopes is the friction joint built to fold the handle.

In 1910 the firm began specialising in news photography, ultimately stopping production of stereographs in 1920. Between 1912 and 1925 the company would sell the entirety of their glass stereo collection to competitor Keystone View Co.. By 1925 both brothers retired, leading to the reorganization of the company into four independent organisations all staying beneath the title of "Underwood & Underwood." These four branches included Underwood & Underwood Illustration Studios of New York, Chicago and Detroit; Underwood & Underwood Portraits, Inc., New York, Philadelphia and Cleveland; Underwood & Underwood, Washington and Chicago; Underwood & Underwood News Photos, Inc., New York.

Wilson, George Washington

  • Person
  • 1823-1893

G.W. Wilson is a Scottish photographer (1823-1893). He began his career photographing war ships in 1857. Following 1859 Wilson photographed various Scottish landscapes. In 1863, Wilson helped establish the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. By 1880 he had created "G.W Wilson & Co." the largest publishing company of topographic views in Britain.

Stereo-Travel Co.

  • Corporate body
  • 1904-1916

Stereo-Travel Co. was founded ca. 1904 specializing in the production of boxed stereograph sets. By 1913, the company had put together 26 tours each containing 100 cards of various visits. This included images of New York City, Cuba, France, Italy, Japan, and England. Stereo-Travel Co. also published custom stereographs for private organizations. By 1913, Stereo-Travel Co. had reached its height in production but unfortunately was discontinued in 1916.

Soule, John P.

  • Person
  • 1827-1904

John P. Soule (1827-1904) founded Soule Photograph Co., in Boston Massachusetts in 1882.

Graves, Carlton H.

  • Person
  • active 1880-1910

Sold to Underwood and Underwood in 1910.

Cremer, James

  • Person
  • 1821-1893

James Cremer (1821-1893) is an English and American photographer and publisher of James Cremer & Co. (1861-1866) and Cremer & Dillon (1868)

London Stereoscopic Co.

  • Corporate body
  • 1854-ca.1900

The London Stereoscopic Co. was created in 1854 by George Swann Nottage. They mass-produced card mounted stereographs.

Griffith, Geo. W.

  • Person
  • ca.1896-ca.1917

George Griffith was originally a canvasser for Underwood & Underwood. In 1896 Griffith and his brother built Griffith & Griffith a distributing company where they marketed views made by H.L. Roberts and William H. Rau. By 1899 Griffith photographed attractions in the United States, Europe and Asia to build a collection of original negatives. Later in 1908 Griffith & Griffith offices began opened firms in St.Louis and London. By 1910 there were offices opened in Milan and St.Petersburg. The company was active until 1917.