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Israel Stollman Collection of Stereographs, 1850-1979, undated

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Stollman (Israel) Collection of Stereographs
Series I. Individual stereographs, 1850-1960 31.65 Linear Feet (49 boxes)
Stollman collected these stereographs individually or in small groups. Stereographs of North America form almost half of this series, contained in twenty-two boxes. The cities of New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. are prominently represented. Major European cities and sites, especially those of France, Germany, Great Britain and Italy are also well-represented. Broadly speaking, over 95% of the stereographs deal with urban themes. Other images of more general subjects including landscapes and rural views, ancient sites, famous personalities, interiors, railroads, views of monuments and works of art, genre scenes and representations of local peoples can be found within the individual countries represented in the collection. Significant events such as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in December 1861 and the coronation of Nicholas II in 1896 are also documented in the collection.
The series also contains views of national and international expositions ranging from the Crystal Palace (London, 1851) to the Century of Progress Exposition (Chicago 1933 to 1934). These stereographs help to reinforce the relationship of the design of world's fairs and the development of urban planning as a profession.
Nearly every major publisher of stereographs is represented in this series including the American Stereoscopic Company; B.W. Kilburn Company (Kilburn Brothers); Breveté; E. & H.T. Anthony; Ferrier et Soulier; H.C. White Co.; Griffith & Griffith; Keystone View Company; Keystone View Company; Léon et Lévy; London Stereoscopic Company; Stereo-Travel Co.; Underwood & Underwood; Universal Photo Art Company; and the Universal Stereoscopic View Company.
Photographers of note include Charles Bierstadt; Adolphe Braun; Abel Briquet; Giacomo Brogi; Francis Frith; Frank Mason Good; B.W. Kilburn; Eadweard Muybridge; Alfredo Noack; Robert Rive; Giorgio Sommer; James Valentine (Valentine & Sons); and George Washington Wilson. Approximately ten percent of the views are unique, that is taken by amateur or little-known photgraphers. These include early European views and American views by small town photographers.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by continent or geographical region (with a Roman numeral assigned to each box within the continent/region); then by country; and then by city, when appropriate. Continents/geographical regions include: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania. Stereographs featuring people are found at the end of each country. The United States stereographs are arranged by state and then city when appropriate. Outer Space and Expositions are the final categories.
Africa
box
1 I (Algeria-Egypt I)
box
2 II (Egypt II-Tunisia)
Asia
box
3 I (China)
box
4 II (Georgia-Indonesia)
box folder
5 1 III (Japan-Thailand)
5 2 Australia
Europe
box
6 I (Austria-Denmark)
box
7 II (Finland-France I)
Cities are alphabetically arranged through Nîmes.
box
8 III (France II: Paris I)
box
10 IV (France III: Paris II)
10 V (France IV: Paris III-France end)
After the end of Paris the box continues alphabetically by city.
box
11 VI (Germany I)
box
12 VII (Germany II-Great Britain I)
England stereographs go through London I.
box
13 VIII (Great Britain II: England II-Scotland I)
England stereographs begin with London II. Scotland stereographs go through Edinburgh I.
box
14 IX (Great Britain III: Scotland II-Wales; Hungary)
Scotland stereographs begin at Edinburgh II.
box
15 X (Iceland-Italy I: A-G)
box
16 XI (Italy II: H-R)
box
17 XII (Italy III: Rome)
box
18 XIII (Italy IV: S-Z)
box
19 XIV (Jersey-Norway)
box
20 XV (Poland-Russia I: A-P)
box
21 XVI (Russia II: S-Z; Spain I: A-Seg)
box
22 XVII (Spain II: Sev-Z; Switzerland)
box folder
23 1 XVIII (Sweden-Yugoslavia)
Middle East
box folder
23 2 I (through Israel)
box folder
24 1 II (Israel II-Turkey)
North America
box folder
24 2 I (Canada)
box
25 II (Canada II-Mexico I)
box
26 III (Mexico II-US: AL-California I)
box
27 IV (US: California II)
box
28 V (US: Colorado-Georgia)
box
29 VI (US: Hawaii-Illinois I [Chicago I])
box
30 VII (US: Illinois II [Chicago II])
box
31 VIII (US: Illinois III [Chicago III]-Maryland)
box
32 IX (US: Massachusetts I)
box
33 X (US: Massachusetts II-Montana)
box
34 XI (US: Nebraska-New York I [through NYC I])
box
35 XII (US: New York II [NYC II])
box
36 XIII (US: New York III [NYC III])
box
37 XIV (US: New York IV [NYC IV])
box
38 XV (US: New York V [NYC V])
box
39 XVI (US: New York V [NYC VI])
box
40 XVII (US: New York VII [Niagara-end]; Ohio I)
box
41 XVIII (Ohio II-Pennsylvania)
box
42 XIX (Rhode Island-Washington, D.C. I)
box
43 XX (Washington, D.C. II)
box
44 XXI (Washington, D.C. III)
box
45 XXII (Washington, D.C. IV; Washington State-Wyoming; US various subjects)
box folder
45A 1 XXIII (US unidentified)
45A 2 Oceania
45A 3 South America
box folder
46 1 Outer space
Expositions
box folder
46 2 I
Contains expositions dated 1851 (Crystal Palace, London) to 1893 I (World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago).
box
47 II
Contains expositions dated 1893 II (World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago) to 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis).
box
48 III
Contains expositions dated 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis) to 1933 (Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago).


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