The Keystone Stereocard Collection contains 600 stereocards published by the Keystone View Company. Stereocards were a very
popular entertainment medium from the late 1880s to the 1970s. Half of the cards in this stereocard collection are targeted
towards young children. Each card contains a very basic description using simple vocabulary to foster reading and vocabulary
skills in school-age children. The second half of the collection contains geographic and industrial images targeted towards
adults. These cards feature many places around the world as well as many geographical and industrial places in America. The
collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Educational Series, circa 1895; and Series II. Adult Series, 1895-1905
Stereocards were a very popular entertainment medium from the late 1880s to the 1970s. Many different photographic processes
were used to produce stereographs, including dauerreotypes, ambrotypes, wet plate glass positives, salt paper prints, albumen
prints, and gelatin prints. Stereographs were formed of two images placed side by side and were commonly produced with cameras
that had two lenses side by side. This selection features only paper prints from wet collodion negatives.
2.3 linear feet
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or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives. Copyright restrictions may apply to digital reproductions of the
original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Collection is open for research.