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Prints and Photographs Division
Civil War Photographs
The Library's collection includes 29 stereo daguerreotypes. The daguerreotypes are available online. [ Retrieve stereo daguerreotypes]
G. Eric and Edith Matson Collection of Negatives
Stereoscopic views of the Middle East from the are available through that online Matson collection. [ Retrieve]
Lawrence & Houseworth Collection
About 900 photographic prints: Stereographic halves from the series published as Gems of California Scenery, showing major settlements, boom towns, placer and hydraulic mining operations, shipping and transportation routes, and scenic sites in northern California and western Nevada, ca. 1862-1867. [More information]
30 stereographs: 29 of the White Mountain, New Hampshire, and 1 of the Benjamin Franklin statue in Boston, Massachusetts, mounted in an album by photographer Luther White in 1859. [ Retrieve group record]
24 stereos mounted on pages: Photographic views at Home and Abroad, taken and published by F. Langenheim, 1856. Includes views of New York City, Philadelphia, Elmira, New York, etc.
George Eastman House
Rochester, NY 14607
Access to work by more than 80 stereo photographers and publishers active in the United States and abroad, including George Barnard, J. P. Doremus, E. & H. T. Anthony, H. Jouvin, C. L. Pond, and Carleton Watkins. Includes brief catalog records and digital images of the front of the stereos.
New York Public Library
New York, NY 10018
12,000 photographs of the Mid-Atlantic states New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from the 1850s to the 1910s, from the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the New York Public Library. The views show buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages as well as natural landscapes. They also depict agriculture, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes.
National Museum of American History, Archives Center
http://americanhistory.si.edu/about/dept-detail.cfm?deptkey=31 (Archives Center)
http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=all#focus (Collections database)
The Smithsonian's Archives Center houses multiple stereograph collections, premier among them the Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, consisting of 28,000 glass plate negatives. A catalog with thumbnail image files is available on the World Wide Web.
University of California Riverside/California
Museum of Photography
Riverside, CA 92501
The University of California Riverside/California Museum of Photography is home to the Keystone-Mast Collection, the archive of the Keystone View Company. The Keystone View Company was based in Meadville, Pennsylvania from 1892 until 1963. The collection consists of 350,000 items including original stereo prints and negatives. A portion of the collection is available online.
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Center for Civil War Photography
National Stereoscopic Association
The goals of the association are to promote the study, collection and use of stereographs, stereo cameras and related materials; to provide a forum for collectors and students of stereoscopic history; to promote the practice of stereo photography; to encourage the use of stereoscopy in the fields of visual arts and technology and to foster the appreciation of the stereograph as a visual historical record. The organization sponsors an annual meeting and trade fair and publishes the bimonthly journal Stereo World.