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An Album of Stereographs: or, "Our Country Victorious
and Now a Happy Home." Garden City, NY: Doubleday &
Company, Inc., 1977.
Call number: TR780.A4
Reproductions of humorous stereographs published by Keystone View Company, B. W. Kilburn, Underwood & Underwood, H. C. White Co., and others. Subjects include courtship, marriage, and family life; children at play, etc.
Darrah, William C. The World of Stereographs.
Gettysburg, PA: Darrah, 1977.
Call number: TR780 .D35 P&P Ref.
Indispensable guide to the history of stereographs. Provides information about dating views and the production of stereographs. Extensive geographical and subject guide to stereographs. Also includes a geographical check list of North American stereographers and an alphabetical checklist of stereographers.
Darrah, William C. Stereo Views: A History of
Stereographs in America and Their Collection. Gettysburg,
PA: Times and News Publishing Co., 1964.
Call number: TR780 .D34 P&P Ref
Darrah's first book on the history of stereographs.
Norton, Russell. Stereoviews Illustrated. New Haven, CT:
Stereoviews Illustrated Press, 1994.
Call number: E168.N88 1994 Vol. 1
A selection of 50 stereoviews from a private collection. Primarily American views dating from 1863 to 1889. Subjects include African Americans, Civil War, the aftermath of natural disasters, gipsy camps, industry, and railroads. Photographers represented include E. & H. T. Anthony, George Barker, J. Freedman, J. Gurney & Son, C. R. Savage, A. J. Russell, and Wilson & Havens.
Zeller, Bob. Civil War in Depth: History in 3-D San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997-2000. 2 volumes.
Call number: E468.7 .Z45 1997
American Stereographs: A Selection from Private
Collections. New York, NY: The Gallery, 1980.
Call number: TR780.A47
Catalog for an exhibition held at the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center at New York University. Text by photography collector Sam Wagstaff. Illustrated with 80 stereographs dating from 1858 through 1910. In addition to popular topics such as Civil War views, geological expeditions, and tourist views, the book also includes many unusual stereos, such as a composite photograph of a lawyer, a male nude with his face covered, and several anonymous views.
Earle, Edward W., ed. Points of View: The Stereograph in
America -A Cultural History. Rochester, NY: The Visual
Studies Workshop Press, 1979.
Call number: TR780.P64 P&P Ref
Catalog for a traveling exhibition. Bulk of the book contains two chronologies from 1850 to 1914-one covers American social history and popular culture, the other covers the development of the stereograph. Quotes from popular periodicals of the time provide context. Richly illustrated with high quality reproductions. Also includes essays by Howard S. Becker, Thomas Southall, and Harvey Green.
Hanging Out: Stereographic Prints from the Collection of
Samuel Wagstaff, Jr. at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Providence, RI: Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown
Call number: TR780.H36 1980z
Exhibition catalog illustrated with 50 stereoviews and text by Michael L. Carlebach. Views from the Civil War, geological surveys of the 1870s, Yosemite, the Rocky Mountains, the Adirondacks, and the Hudson River, etc. by Charles Bierstadt, F. J. Haynes, Timothy O'Sullivan, and unidentified photographers.
Waldsmith, John. Stereo Views: An Illustrated History
& Price Guide. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
Call number: TR199.W26 2002 P&P Ref
More than a price guide, this publication includes a brief history of stereographs, short biographies of the leading stereo photographers and publishers, and a subject guide to collecting stereographs. Also includes other forms of 3-D imagery, such as Tru-View filmstrips and View-Master reels.
Burkhart, David. Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco
Earthquake & Fire in 3-D. San Bruno: Faultline Books,
Call number: F869.S343.B97 2005 P&P Ref
Coffee-table book tells the history of the San Francisco earthquake through stereographs and other pictorial materials.
Crain, Jim. California in Depth: A Stereoscopic History.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.
Call number: F862. C72 1994 P&P Ref
Includes many California stereoviews, including images of the transcontinental railroad, Yosemite, Native Americans, the Gold Rush and other industries, San Francisco, floods and earthquakes, etc.
Hanlin, George R. and Paula Corpuz, eds. Indiana in
Stereo: Three Dimensional Views of the Heartland.
Indianapolis, Indiana: Historical Society Press, 2003
Call number: F527.I57
Heavily illustrated with historical views documenting the Indiana landscape, street scenes, public buildings, events, industries, and portraits. Includes contemporary stereo views by Darryl Jones and a directory of Indiana stereo photographers.
Bennett, Mary, and Paul C. Juhl. Iowa Stereographs:
Three-dimensional Visions of the Past. Iowa City:
University of Iowa Press, 1997.
Call number: F622.B465 1997
Heavily illustrated with stereographs of Iowa by a variety of publishers, includes views of the interior and exterior of photographer's studios, other businesses, street scenes, churches, court houses, private residences, Sioux City corn palace, natural disasters, and group portraits, as well as text from 19th century newspapers, county histories, and business directories. Includes a directory of Iowa stereo photographers.
McShane, Linda. "When I wanted the Sun to Shine":
Kilburn and Other Littleton, New Hampshire Stereographers.
Littleton, NH: L. McSane, 1993.
Call number: TR780.M35 1993
Discusses stereo-photographers in Littleton, New Hampshire, including the Kilburn Brothers, Franklin Weller, George Aldrich, and the Littleton View Company.
Moss, George H., Jr., Double Exposure:Early
Stereographic Views of Monmouth County, New Jersey and
Their Relationship to Pioneer Photography. Sea Bright, NJ:
Ploughshare Press, 1971.
Call number: TR780.M64
Photographers and publishers of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Stereographs are listed alphabetically along with a list of known stereoviews of the county. Many stereographs are illustrated. This publication also presents brief information about a variety of early 19th century photographic processes.
Stiles, Stuart, Jr. Stereoscopic Saratoga Springs:
Approaching and Entering the Twentieth Century. Middletown,
NY: Stereoview Albums, 1998.
Call number: F129.S3 S938 1998
63 stereoviews documenting Saratoga Springs, New York, emphasizing the hotels and springs. Includes unusual views of the toboggan slide and race track. Photographers include: Baker and Record, C. Bierstadt, Alfred S. Campbell, J. S. Johnston.
Jeffrey, Ian. An American Journey: The Photographs of
William England. Munich; New York: Prestel, 1999.
Call number: F120.J44 1999
British photographer William England worked for the London Stereoscopic Company. In 1859 he made a series of stereoviews documenting the United States. These were the first commercially distributed views of America offered for sale in Europe. The book includes more than 60 beautifully reproduced plates, which show only one side of the stereo, including New York City, Niagara Falls, White Mountains of New Hampshire and views in Canada.
A Trip Around the World. New York: Underwood &
Call number: TR199.U54
Describes 72 stereographs, beginning with New York City, followed by views of London, Stockholm, Frankfort, Venice, Jerusalem, Yokohama, Yosemite, Washington, DC, etc.
Catalog of Stereographs and Lantern Slides: List of
Series and Title List. North Bennington, VT: H. C. White
Call number: TR199.W5
The H.C. White Company published stereographs between 1897 and 1912. This catalog lists the various series that the company offered for sale, including views of the United States, Canada, and many foreign countries; prominent people and events; and comic scenes.
Ricalton, James. India through the Stereoscope: A
Journey Through Hindustan. New York: Underwood &
Call number: DS413.R42
In-depth information keyed to a set of 100 stereographs of India published by Underwood & Underwood, one of the largest stereo publishing firms in the world.
Stereo World. Columbus, Ohio: National Stereoscopic Association. Call number: TR780.S78
Published bimonthly by the National Stereoscopic Association since 1974. Good reference source for historical and contemporary 3-D imagery.
Stereo Photography: Places and Times Remembered, directed by Pamela Glintenkamp, 1992.
Documentary on the history of stereo photography from the Keystone-Mast Collection at the California Museum of Photography. The reminiscences of Keystone View Co. photographer, Philip Brigandi, are featured in this video.
Goldwyn, Craig. Viewing stereography and 3D photography