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Israel Stollman Collection of Stereographs, 1850-1979, undated

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Stollman (Israel) Collection of Stereographs

Container List

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
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1 I (Algeria-Egypt I)
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2 II (Egypt II-Tunisia)
Asia
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3 I (China)
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4 II (Georgia-Indonesia)
box folder
5 1 III (Japan-Thailand)
5 2 Australia
Europe
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6 I (Austria-Denmark)
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7 II (Finland-France I)
Cities are alphabetically arranged through Nîmes.
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8 III (France II: Paris I)
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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.
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11 VI (Germany I)
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12 VII (Germany II-Great Britain I)
England stereographs go through London I.
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13 VIII (Great Britain II: England II-Scotland I)
England stereographs begin with London II. Scotland stereographs go through Edinburgh I.
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14 IX (Great Britain III: Scotland II-Wales; Hungary)
Scotland stereographs begin at Edinburgh II.
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15 X (Iceland-Italy I: A-G)
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16 XI (Italy II: H-R)
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17 XII (Italy III: Rome)
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18 XIII (Italy IV: S-Z)
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19 XIV (Jersey-Norway)
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20 XV (Poland-Russia I: A-P)
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21 XVI (Russia II: S-Z; Spain I: A-Seg)
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22 XVII (Spain II: Sev-Z; Switzerland)
box folder
23 1 XVIII (Sweden-Yugoslavia)
Middle East
box folder
23 2 I (through Israel)
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24 1 II (Israel II-Turkey)
North America
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24 2 I (Canada)
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25 II (Canada II-Mexico I)
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26 III (Mexico II-US: AL-California I)
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27 IV (US: California II)
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28 V (US: Colorado-Georgia)
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29 VI (US: Hawaii-Illinois I [Chicago I])
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30 VII (US: Illinois II [Chicago II])
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31 VIII (US: Illinois III [Chicago III]-Maryland)
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32 IX (US: Massachusetts I)
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33 X (US: Massachusetts II-Montana)
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34 XI (US: Nebraska-New York I [through NYC I])
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35 XII (US: New York II [NYC II])
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36 XIII (US: New York III [NYC III])
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37 XIV (US: New York IV [NYC IV])
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38 XV (US: New York V [NYC V])
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39 XVI (US: New York V [NYC VI])
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40 XVII (US: New York VII [Niagara-end]; Ohio I)
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41 XVIII (Ohio II-Pennsylvania)
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42 XIX (Rhode Island-Washington, D.C. I)
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43 XX (Washington, D.C. II)
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44 XXI (Washington, D.C. III)
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45 XXII (Washington, D.C. IV; Washington State-Wyoming; US various subjects)
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45A 1 XXIII (US unidentified)
45A 2 Oceania
45A 3 South America
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46 1 Outer space
Expositions
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46 2 I
Contains expositions dated 1851 (Crystal Palace, London) to 1893 I (World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago).
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47 II
Contains expositions dated 1893 II (World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago) to 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis).
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48 III
Contains expositions dated 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis) to 1933 (Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago).
Series II. Boxed sets, 1890-1970s? 12 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
The series comprises boxed sets, that is stereographs purchased as sets and usually sold housed in special boxes. In addition to the Keystone View Company, Tour of the World set, there are sets for individual countries, a set of stereographs documenting medical conditions, small-format sets and sets of film positive stereographs. Included among the small sets is a set of ten homemade stereographs of local Cincinnati exterior and interior views by an unknown amateur photographer pasted onto cards whose versos contain endorsements for political candidates running in the 1895 Cincinnati election.
Arrangement
After the Tour of the World set the boxed sets are arranged alphabetically by country.
Keystone View Company, Tour of the World, between 1892 and 1933
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49 Vol. I-II
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50 Vol. III-IV
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51 Vol. V-VI
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52 Vol. VII-VIII
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53 Vol. I
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64 Original boxes
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54 Underwood & Underwood, China, 1900-1901
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55 1 Underwood & Underwood, Belgium, 1901
55 2 H.C. White Co., France, 1901
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56 Underwood & Underwood, Egypt, 1905
Accompanied by James Henry Brested, Egypt through the Stereoscope, Underwood & Underwood, 1905.
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57 Underwood & Underwood, England, approximately 1900
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58 Underwood & Underwood, India, approximately 1900
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59 Underwood & Underwood, Italy, 1901
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60 1 Underwood & Underwood, Jerusalem, approximately 1900
60 2 H.C. White Co., Perfec-Stereographs, 1901
Original boxes, 1900-1905
Includes original boxes for the boxed sets housed in boxes 54-60.
Dr. S.I. Rainforth, Medical Conditions, 1910
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61 I
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62 II
Small sets 1890-1939
box folder
63 1 Keystone View Company, Universal Unit X-2, 1930s
Five 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch gelatin silver stereographs (assorted views) with printed set description and original cellophane wrapper bearing a Marshall Field and Company gummed label.
63 2 # 107 Tour of the Big Cities of America, 1890-1900?
Twenty-three color letterpress halftone stereographs from a set of 25 by an unknown maker. Includes original box.
63 3 Rellev, Views of Morroco and Spain, 1933-1934
Seventy-seven 2 1/4 x 5 inch gelatin silver stereographs from various Rellev series.
63 4 World Views proofs approximately 1900
Twenty-three 4 1/2 x 7 inch gelatin silver sterographic proof prints. Some numbered in the negative; all numbered in pencil on verso and stamped either "Good" or "Medium."
63 5 Cincinnati Election Views, 1895
Ten homemade collodion [?] stereographs of local exterior and interior views by an unknown amateur photographer. Prints 1 1/2 x 2 inches on cards 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches. Versos of cards printed by Allied Printing, Cincinnati, each containing an endorsement for a political candidate running in the 5 November 1895 Cincinnati [?] election. Texts are in English and German.
63 6 American Stereoscopic Views, San Francisco and Environs, circa 1930s
Seven sets of gelatin silver stereographs, 3 5/16 x 4 7/16 inches, with original printed envelopes: San Francisco I (11); San Francisco II (10); Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (10); Oakland (10); Lake Merritt, Oakland (10); Marin County (10); Round San Francisco Bay (9). Left image with Series name and number in negative; right image with title in image. Distributed by Oliver Enders.
63 7 Universal Photo Art Co., Stereograph Gems, vol. 1 1900-1904
Thirty-six platino print stereographs (world views and genre scenes) bound in a leather book for use with an Ideal Stereoscope viewer. Published by G. H. Graves, Philadelphia. Descriptions are printed on the verso of the succeeding stereograph so that they can be read while the image is being viewed.
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65 Film positives, 1930s?
Stereographs on reversal film, i.e. photographic transparencies.
65 1 Russia (Hermitage), 1960s-1970s?
Twenty chromogenic color or tinted stereographs with one sheet of description; mounts 1 7/8 x 4 inches.
Stéréofilms Bruguière, 1950s?
Black-and-white stereopositives; 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches. Views of France and Italy (Rome) in sets of twelve. Some sets are incomplete. Titled and numbered on the film in the space between the images. For the stereoviewer that accompanies the set see box 74.
Bruxelles
box folder
65 2 I
Nine stereographs.
65 3 II
65 4 L'Alsace I
Eleven stereographs.
Cité de Carcassone
box folder
65 5 Stereopositives
Eleven stereographs.
65 6 Glass slides
Eleven brown-tinted stereographs; numbered on glass between images.
65 7 Château de Fontainebleau
65 8 Lisieux
65 9 Lourdes
65 10 Nice
65 11 Nîmes
65 12 Paris
Set is randomly numbered and contains a variety of views.
65 13 Les Invalides
Set is randomly numbered.
65 14 Paris IX: Montmarte
Musée du Louvre
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65 15 I
Two stereographs are from the Paris: II. Monuments series.
65 16 II
Eleven stereographs.
65 17 Château de Versailles
65 17 I
65 18 II
65 data_value_missing_fae865ce78394a17829c7b14f4697170 Le Calvaire
65 20 Rome
65 21 Musei gallerie Pontificie
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66 Original boxes
Series III. Glass stereographs and lantern slides, 1860-1930 2.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Small groups of glass format stereographs and lantern slides representing a variety of countries are found in this series. Most items are unsigned, but stereograph makers include Ferrier & Soulier and Brevité. A number of the glass lantern slides are hand-colored.
Arrangement
Arranged by format and then size.
box
67-68 Standard size glass stereographs, between 1860 and 1900
Fifty assorted stereographs. Countries represented include: Czechoslovakia; England; France; Germany; Italy; Netherlands; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland and Israel. Most stereographs are unsigned, but makers include Ferrier & Soulier and Brevité.
box
69-70 2 1/4 x 5 inch glass stereographs, 1930s
Fifty-one stereographs; all without cover glass. Mostly Canada (Quebec, Montreal and British Columbia) with a few images of France and Italy.
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71-73 Glass lantern slides, between 1880 and 1920
Seventy-nine glass lantern slides, many are hand-colored. Countries represented include: Egypt; Burma; China; India; Austria; France; Germany; Great Britain (England); Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Russia; Spain; United States; and Brazil. Makers include Keystone, Chicago Transparency Co., T.H. McAllister, Joseph Hawkes and Edward van Alten.
Series IV. Stereoviewers, 1860-1979 6.7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Stollman collected a variety of stereoviewers ranging from free-standing pedestal viewers to handheld viewers to compact collapsible viewers. Some of the viewers were made to accompany the stereoscopes produced by a specific publisher and are of more of a mass-produced nature, while others, especially the nineteenth-century models made by opticians and cabinet makers as parlor pieces, exhibit the qualities of small pieces of finished cabinetry.
Arrangement
Arranged as found in collection.
box
74 Stéréofilms Bruguière Stéreoscope, 1950s?
Black leatherette cardboard and plastic box viewer with original cardboard box (lid detached); lenses detached (lacking one lens). Printed on box: Stéréofilms Bruguière / Stéreoscope / pour / positifs 45-107.
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75 Keystone televiewer, approximately 1931
Blue plastic viewer with grey rattail neck cord (not original); missing stereoholder, lightbulb attachment, and handle. Patented in 1931 (patent number 160196) and in production until approximately 1948.
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76 1 Keystone expandable viewer, 1933?
Burgundy and black metal viewer for 4 3/8 in. glass [?] stereographs. Possibly a viewer from Keystone's Chicago 1933 World's Fair set.
76 2 Soviet SKF-1 viewer, 1970s?
Yellow and black plastic viewer.
box item
77 1 Coronet 3-D viewer, approximately 1954
Black plastic folding stereoviewer for black-and-white stereo prints or film transparencies with original paper wrapper. Made in Birmingham, England.
77 2 Solsona expandable viewer, 1930s
Black metal viewer for 7.5 cm glass [?] stereographs. Printed on face: Solsona / Galletas / Chocolates / Madrid / Barcelona.
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78** Pedestal stereoviewer, between 1860 and 1910
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79** Tabletop stereographoscope, between 1860 and 1910
Rosewood [?] stereographoscope of nineteenth century French or English origin with a large attached magnifying glass for viewing cabinet cards. The stereograph holder is lacking the smoked or frosted glass backing necessary for backlighting tissue stereographs.
box
80** Handheld viewer, between 1860 and 1910
Burlwood or bird's-eye maple case with brass and glass fittings.
Series V Prints, objects and ephemera, 1893-1977, undated 8.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 flatfiles and 1 roll)
The series is comprised of various materials loosely related to stereographs such as a printed sheet of stereoviews, price lists, and sterograph club literature.
Arrangement
Arrannged as found in collection.
box
81 The Ferris Wheel, World's Fair 1893, 1893
Sepia-toned photograph in a silver plated seashell frame.
box folder
82 1 Ephemera, 1974-1977
Includes a National Stereoscope Association brochure entitled "The World Isn't Flat, So Why Are Your Pictures?" and a catalog and price list for reproductions of the original stereographs of H.H. (Henry Hamilton) Bennett.
82 2 Map of a Chinese city, undated
Large printed map bound in silk and folded of an ancient Chinese city or site.
flatfile
1** Sheet of stereoviews, undated
Untitled photomechanical print with 48 stereo images, circa 111.5 x 74.5 cm.
flatfile
2** Bird's-eye view of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
One photomechanical print, circa 75.5 x 100 cm.
roll
1** Pennsylvania Station, New York City..., approximately 1910
Caption continues: Seventh Avenue and Thirty-Second Street; looking toward Long Island. Photomechanical print on fabric backing circa 85.5 x 146.5 cm.


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