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Photo, Print, Drawing Charles F. Himes collection of stereographs by amateur photographers

About this Item

Title

  • Charles F. Himes collection of stereographs by amateur photographers

Summary

  • LOT 13511-1, -2, and -4 depict various subjects primarily at locations in New York and Pennsylvania. Cityscapes, landscapes, waterfronts, educational buildings, houses, historic sites, railroad bridges and facilities, hydraulic facilities, and people are represented. Specific sites depicted include Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.; Washington's headquarters at Valley Forge, Pa.; views along the Conemaugh and Schuylkill Rivers, Pa.; Fairmount Park, Philadelphia; Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; scenes along the Pennsylvania Railroad; cityscapes of Troy, N.Y.; the Harlem River, N.Y.; the Catskills, N.Y.; some views of Cumberland, Md. People, including a few members of the Amateur Photographic Exchange Club, are shown in portraits or at leisure activities (LOT 13511-4 has one photograph, dated July 4, 1861, of a woman bowling outside). LOT 13511-3 is comprised of eighteen photographs depicting industrial machines manufactured by William Sellers, & Co., and laboratory equipment housed at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

Names

  • Carson, Marian S., collector
  • Himes, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1838-1918, collector
  • Himes, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1838-1918, photographer
  • Sellers, Coleman, 1827-1907, photographer
  • Hunter, James, -1896, photographer
  • Shriver, Robert, 1837-1912, photographer
  • Wilson, Joseph M. (Joseph Miller), 1838-1902, photographer
  • Corlies, S. Fisher (Samuel Fisher), 1830-1888, photographer
  • Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Amateur Photographic Exchange Club.
  • Pennsylvania Photographic Society.

Created / Published

  • 1860-ca. 1900, bulk 1861-1863.

Headings

  • -  Dickinson College--Buildings--1860-1900
  • -  Amateur Photographic Exchange Club--People--1860-1870
  • -  Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)--1860-1900
  • -  Troy (N.Y.)--1860-1900
  • -  Cumberland (Md.)--1860-1900
  • -  Philadelphia (Pa.)--1860-1900
  • -  Houses--East (U.S.)--1860-1900
  • -  Educational buildings--Pennsylvania--1860-1900
  • -  Universities & colleges--Pennsylvania--1860-1900
  • -  Railroad bridges--Pennsylvania--1860-1900
  • -  Railroad facilities--United States--1860-1900
  • -  Machinery--1860-1900
  • -  Scientific equipment--Pennsylvania--Carlisle--1860-1900

Headings

  • Albumen prints--1860-1900.
  • Amateur works--1860-1900.
  • Cityscape photographs--1860-1900.
  • Group portraits--1860-1900.
  • Landscape photographs--1860-1900.
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1900.
  • Stereographs--1860-1900.

Genre

  • Amateur works--1860-1900
  • Stereographs--1860-1900
  • Landscape photographs--1860-1900
  • Cityscape photographs--1860-1900
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1900
  • Group portraits--1860-1900
  • Albumen prints--1860-1900

Notes

  • -  Arrangement: Organized into four subdivisions: LOT 13511-1 (stereographs produced by members of the Amateur Photographic Exchange Club); LOT 13511-2 (stereographs produced by members of the Pennsylvania Photographic Society); LOT 13511-3 (views of machines and laboratory equipment at Dickinson College); LOT 13511-4 (miscellaneous subjects).
  • -  Twenty named photographers are represented in the LOT. Those with five or more images include Samuel Fisher Corlies, Charles F. Himes, Jame Hunter, Coleman Sellers, Robert Shriver, and Joseph M. Wilson. The other photographers are Henry T. Anthony, Edward L. Cottenet, Edwin Emerson, Francis T. Fassitt, Constant GuilloĆ», C.L. Hamilton, Charles Wager Hull, Charles Lochman, William Mead, Titian Ramsay Peale, Lewis Morris Rutherford, Nestor Schaffers, Frederick Ferris Thompson, and John Towler.
  • -  Original labels on the verso of many stereograph mounts specify technical information about the negatives, such as the use of wet or dry plates and the type of toning solutions used.
  • -  Original wooden stereograph storage box housed in P&P Supplementary Archives (filed under LOT 13511).
  • -  LOT title devised by Library staff.
  • -  These stereographs were originally collected by amateur photographer and historian Charles F. Himes of Carlisle, Pa., primarily through exchanges between fellow members of the Pennsylvania Photographic Society (1860-61) and the Amateur Photographic Exchange Club (1861-63). Some images were also photographed by Himes during his affiliation with these groups.
  • -  Purchase; Marian S. Carson; 1999 (DLC/PP-1998:126).
  • -  Finding aid (unpublished): Includes captions for each stereograph, dates, photographer names, notes on original markings found on the stereograph mounts, and reproduction numbers. This is available in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room.
  • -  Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

Medium

  • 127 photographic prints on stereo cards : stereograph, albumen ; 9 x 17.5 cm.
  • 1 photographic print : unmounted stereograph, albumen ; 8 x 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 13511 (F) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Carson, Marian S. Visual materials from the Marian S. Carson collection

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2001696374

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

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Chicago citation style:

Carson, Marian S., Collector, Charles F Himes, Marian S. Carson Collection, Amateur Photographic Exchange Club, and Pennsylvania Photographic Society, Himes, Charles F, Coleman Sellers, James Hunter, Robert Shriver, Joseph M Wilson, and S. Fisher Corlies, photographer. Charles F. Himes collection of stereographs by amateur photographers. Cumberland Philadelphia Pennsylvania Maryland Catskill Mountains Carlisle United States New York Troy, ca. 1900. 1860-, Bulk 1861 to 1863. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2001696374/.

APA citation style:

Carson, M. S., Himes, C. F., Marian S. Carson Collection, Amateur Photographic Exchange Club & Pennsylvania Photographic Society, Himes, C. F., Sellers, C., Hunter, J., Shriver, R., Wilson, J. M. & Corlies, S. F., photographer. (ca. 1900) Charles F. Himes collection of stereographs by amateur photographers. Cumberland Philadelphia Pennsylvania Maryland Catskill Mountains Carlisle United States New York Troy, ca. 1900. 1860-, Bulk 1861 to 1863. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2001696374/.

MLA citation style:

Carson, Marian S., Collector, et al., photographers by Himes, Charles F, et al. Charles F. Himes collection of stereographs by amateur photographers. 1860-, Bulk 1861 to 1863. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2001696374/>.