Archival Finding Aids

Dates

1906-1925

Collection Number

MSS-2010-09-18

Abstract

The California Stereograph Collection consists of seventy-eight cards published by the Keystone View Company, Underwood & Underwood, the Union View Company, and other small publishing houses. Stereograph views were produced in the millions by photographers all over the world. Stereographs provided a very popular entertainment medium predating television and film. The collection represented here documents the natural landscape of California, San Francisco, and Yosemite. The images depicting San Francisco include the 1906 Earthquake, the Cliff House, and Ferry Building. Images of California include Catalina Island, Mount Shasta, various California Missions, including the Mission Santa Barbara, the Mission Hotel in Riverside, Mission Park San Diego, Stanford University, agricultural processing and packing, and other miscellaneous views of California. The views of Yosemite include some photographs taken by J.J. Reilly of Half Dome, Glacier Point, Bridal Veil, El Capitan, and Vernal Falls. The collection is arranged into one series: Series I. California Card Stereographs, 1906-1925.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Keystone View Company
Union View Company
Underwood & Underwood
Stereographs
Education--Geography
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906.
History--California
Natural Landmarks--History

Document Type

Finding Aid

Upload Date

2010

 
 

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