The Landscapes Glass Plate Negatives Collection contains 299 original glass plate negatives of various late 19th century geographic landscapes and locations taken by an unknown photographer circa 1850-1886. The negatives represented include 252 images of New Zealand, including the now submerged Pink and White Terraces, as well as Lake Rotomahana and Milford Sound. The remaining images depict landscapes in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Europe, the United States and other unidentified locations. The collection is arranged into four series: Series I: New Zealand Slides (1850-1886); Series II: Europe and Egypt (1850-1886); Series III: United States and Australia (1850-1886); Series IV: Unidentified Landscapes (1850-1886).
Landscapes Glass Plate Negatives Collection, MSS-2012-02-22, San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives.