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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Keystone View Company "Tour of the World" Stereographs, ca. 1892-1933



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Keystone View Company
Title: Keystone View Company "Tour of the World" Stereographs
Dates: ca. 1892-1933
Abstract: Keystone’s “Tour of the World” set of stereo images includes scenes of England, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and other European countries, the Balkans, Scandinavia, Asia and the Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East, Palestine, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America.
Accession No.: 88-374
Extent: 600 stereographs; 1 viewer
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Keystone View Company was founded in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1892. By 1905 it was the foremost producer of stereo views in the world. From 1892 to 1963 Keystone produced both educational and comic/sentimental view images using staff photographers whose work was not credited. In 1963 the company was sold and its home-sales stereo view division was closed.

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Scope and Contents

Keystone’s “Tour of the World” set of stereo images includes scenes of England, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and other European countries, the Balkans, Scandinavia, Asia and the Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East, Palestine, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America. Among the things portrayed are physical features, flora and fauna, cities and buildings, industrial and historic sites, and people. The backs of the stereographs contain information about the images along with references to history and occasionally poetry. Some references are made to World War I, a geyser that spouted in Yellowstone in 1928, the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and other milestones that help to date the images but many are undated. A stereo viewer is also included in this collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Subjects
Agriculture
Airplanes
Animal husbandry
Animals
Cities
Commerce
Ethnic groups
Historic sites
Places
Africa
Asia
Australia
Canada
Central America
Europe
Mexico
Middle East
New Zealand
Pacific Islands
South America
United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Keystone View Company "Tour of the World" Stereographs, ca. 1892-1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Larry Landis, 1988. Subsequent revisions were made by Linda Peterson, December 2010.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3Y598-603 Stereographs in cases, vols. I-XII
box
2.325/X30 Stereo viewer

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