Native American stereocards
25 stereocards of posed views of Native American life, manufactured by the Keystone View Company. One stereocard displays students in front of Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Terms and language used on the stereo cards to identify the photographs is representative of when the images were created and has not been replicated in this finding aid. No individual tribes are identified in the collection.
- Creation: undated [circa 1900-1910]
- Keystone View Company (Issuing body, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
History of Stereocards
Stereocards are a double set of photographic paper prints mounted on cardstock that is viewed through a stereoscope to produce a three-dimensional image. It was a popular photographic medium in Europe during the mid-1800s. Once mass-production methods became available, stereocards became distributed across the United States by the 1880s.
The Keystone View Company was a major distributor for stereographic images, located in Meadville, Pennslyvania and producing educational and recreational stereocards from 1892-1963.
.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)
Language of Materials
RH PH 521
- Guide to the Native American stereocards collection
- Native American stereocards
- Finding aid prepared by mnm. Finding aid encoded by mnm.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Native American stereocards, RH PH 521, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.