About this Item
- Souvenir viewbooks filing series (Library of Congress)
- Souvenir booklets containing color and black-and-white views of cities and towns in the United States and Europe. Includes architecture, historical sites, monuments, parks, railroads, resorts, and other popular tourist attractions.
- Contributor Names
- Wittemann Brothers, publisher
- Albertype Co., publisher
- Created / Published
- ca. 1880-ca. 1970, bulk ca. 1890-ca. 1920.
- Subject Headings
- - Cities & towns--United States--1880-1970
- - Tourism--1880-1970
- - Arrangement: Organized in one filing series with the call number prefix SOUV. Arrangement: This browsing file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room is arranged in two sections: U.S. Views and Non-U.S. Views. U.S. booklets (over 1,000) are alphabetical by state, then by city, county, or region. Non-U.S. booklets (ca. 100) are alphabetical by country.
- - Souvenir view books, containing photographs, lithographic and photomechanical prints, as well as postcard views, were produced for travelers as mementos of vacation trips. They were also popular with businessmen and real estate investors who often gave them to clients to stimulate settlement and investment in certain geographic areas. Library of Congress staff assembled this file in the late 1980s to consolidate and preserve view books previously dispersed in the Geographic File and other locations within the Prints & Photographs Division.
- - Collection title devised by Library staff.
- - Booklets are from various American and European publishers. Many of the late 19th century and early 20th century works are from the Wittemann Brothers, New York, N.Y., and the Albertype Company, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- - Washingtoniana : photographs : collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress / Kathleen Collins. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1989, pp. 175.
- - Digitized images of selected view books, with associated identifying information, are available through the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, by searching using the call number prefix "SOUV" https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
- - Copyright deposit.
- ca. 1,100 items ; various sizes.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Guide Record (Filing series: SOUV) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Library of Congress Control Number
- OCLC Number
- Rights Advisory
- Publication status of souvenir booklets not evaluated. For general information see: "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
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- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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- Rights Advisory: Publication status of souvenir booklets not evaluated. For general information see: "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
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Chicago citation style:
Wittemann Brothers, Publisher, and Publisher Albertype Co. Souvenir viewbooks filing series Library of Congress. United States, None. ca. 1880-ca. 1970, bulk ca. 1890-ca. 1920. Photograph. https://lccn.loc.gov/2005677715.
APA citation style:
Wittemann Brothers, P. & Albertype Co, P. Souvenir viewbooks filing series Library of Congress. United States, None. ca. 1880-ca. 1970, bulk ca. 1890-ca. 1920. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2005677715.
MLA citation style:
Wittemann Brothers, Publisher, and Publisher Albertype Co. Souvenir viewbooks filing series Library of Congress. ca. 1880-ca. 1970, bulk ca. 1890-ca. 1920. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/2005677715>.
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