File 2018. - Stereographs, large sets

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Stereographs, large sets

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  • Graphic material

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  • [1897-1903] (Creation)

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287 photographs : stereographs, black & white and hand-coloured

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File consists of narrative series' of stereographs that depicting story-lines through tableau. Most stories are comedic, heart-warming, or sarcastic in nature, often focused on domestic topics. Many popular series were either recreated or sold, reprinted, and marketed by different companies. Some of the photographic series in the file are incomplete.

Stories include:

Wedding series:
23 stereographs, B.W. Kilburn (James M. Davis Publishers), n.d.
9 stereographs, The 'Perfec' Stereograph (H.C. White), 1902
24 stereographs, Underwood and Underwood, 1903
12 stereographs, Universal View Company (William H. Raw), 1903
7 stereographs, no publisher (reproductions), n.d.
12 stereographs, no publisher (bound reproductions), n.d.
25 stereographs, no publisher (hand-coloured, boxed reproductions), n.d.

The New Cook Series:
21 stereographs, Griffith & Griffith, 1901
6 stereographs, International View Co. (copyright C. L. Wasson). 1901
10 stereographs, Keystone View Company, n.d.
1 stereograph, Sterro Photo Co.,
16 stereographs, Underwood & Underwood, 1900
2 stereographs, Universal View Company (William H. Raw), 1902
15 stereographs, no publisher (hand-coloured reproductions), n.d.

French maid Series:
12 stereographs, American Stereoscopic Co., 1903
2 stereographs Keystone View Co., n.d.
12 stereographs, The "Perfec" Stereograph (H.C. White), 1902

The New Secretary:
5 stereographs, Keystone View Co., n.d.
12 stereographs, Underwood & Underwood, 1899

How Biddy Served the Tomatoes:
1 stereograph, Griffith & Griffith, 1900
3 stereographs, Keystone View Co. (B. L. Singley), 1900
4 stereographs, B.W. Kilburn, n.d.
3 stereographs, Underwood & Underwood (Strohmeyer & Wyman), 1897
1 stereograph, Universal Photo Arts Co. (C.H. Graves), 1897

A Sodier's Return series:
11 stereographs, Underwod & Underwood, 1900

The "New Woman" series:
2 stereographs, B.W. Kilburn (James M. David), 1897
2 stereographs, Keystone View Company, 1899
2 stereographs, Underwood & Underwood (Strohmeyer & Wyman), 1897
1 stereograph, American Photo Company, n.d.
1 stereograph, International Stereoscopic View Co., n.d.
1 stereograph, Universal Photo Arts Co. (C.H. Graves), 1900
1 stereograph, Webster & Albee, n.d.
1 stereograph, The Whiting View Company, n.d.
4 stereographs, no publisher, n.d.

The First Balkan War
22 stereographs, J. Hollinger (reproductions), n.d.

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Physical condition

Good condition; some fading or cracked

Immediate source of acquisition

The collection was collected by the late Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass and donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Gail Bass in 2018.


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