Hill Collection of Stereoviews, PP309

Finding Aid to the Hill Collection of Stereoviews, PP309

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary

Title

Hill Collection of Stereoviews

Creator

Hill, Wayne, collector

Call number

PP309

Inclusive dates

Ca 1860-1910s

Extent

1 box

Abstract

This collection contains 35 stereoviews of Maryland scenes collected by Wayne Hill. There are also 3 cabinet cards of unidentified people.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

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Provenance

Gift of Wayne Hill, 2016

Accession number

Acc# 2016-008-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Teodora Kovacheva and Damon Talbot, April 2016

Historical Note

Stereoview photographs (also called stereographs) are two photographs taken of the same view from slightly different angles, then mounted side by side onto cards; when the images are viewed with a special viewer, they appear as one, seemingly three-dimensional image. Stereographs were produced continuously during the years 1851-1940, enjoying varying degrees of popularity during that period.

The phenomena was discovered in the early years of photography, and stereoview photographs were produced commercially by the 1850s, along with the instruments for viewing the images, known as stereoscopes. One stereoscope, a hand-held model which became very popular, was designed by Oliver Wendell Holmes at the end of the 1850s. There were also box-type viewers which sat on a table, and models which could hold several hundred views, using a belt to move the cards through. Stereoscopes and views were often sold by opticians, such as Franklin and Co. at 217 W. Baltimore St., where both were available.

Oliver Wendell Holmes was a stereoview enthusiast, calling at one point for the establishment of stereoview libraries, and coining the term "stereograph". He said, "With the Stereoscope by our fireside on a winter’s evening, we can walk through the sunny vineyards of Italy; from our arm-chair look down upon Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. We can wander through the cities of foreign lands, look upon their wonders of architecture". While such exotic subjects were popular, people were also interested in the places and events in their own regions, and in events of national significance such as wars, disasters, and international exhibitions. Other types of views were those with elaborate theatrical tableaus depicting comical or sentimental subjects.

Scope and Content

The Hill Collection of Stereoviews consists of 35 Stereoviews of various Maryland and Baltimore scenes, dating from ca 1860 – 1910s.  Views include Druid Hill Park, Barnum’s Hotel, The Peabody Institute, harbor views and U.S. Naval Academy. There are also 3 cabinet cards of unidentified people.

The items are arranged alphabetically by photographer. Photographers represented include Baltimore photographers William Chase and Bachrach & Bros, and the Keystone View Company out of Philadelphia.

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Container List

Photographer

Description

Date

Format

Image ID

Anthony & Co, E. & H. T.

Barnum's Hotel

ca 1862-1876

Stereoview

PP309.01

Ashman

Unidentified child

ca 1889-1904

Cabinet Card

PP309.02

Bachrach & Bro

Unidentified child

ca 1869-1885

Cabinet Card

PP309.03

Bachrach & Bro

Unidentified child

ca 1869-1885

Cabinet Card

PP309.04

Chase, W. M.

American Scenery, Barnum's Hotel, Baltimore

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.05

Chase, W. M.

American Scenery, The Harbor, Baltimore

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.06

Chase, W. M.

American View, Metropolitan and Suburban Scenery, Baltimore, Md.

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.07

Chase, W. M.

American View, Metropolitan and Suburban Scenery, Baltimore, Md.

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.08

Chase, W. M.

American View, Metropolitan and Suburban Scenery, Baltimore, Md.

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.09

Chase, W. M.

The Beautiful in Architecture and Landscape, Eutaw Place, Baltimore

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.10

Chase, W. M.

The Beautiful in Architecture and Landscape, Metropolitan and Suburban Scenery, Baltimore, Md.

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.11

Chase, W. M.

The Wide, Wide, World, Naval Academy, Annapolis

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.12

Chase, W. M.

United States View, American Scenery, Architecture, &c., Tripoli Stone Cannon shot and Old Government House, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.13

Chase, W. M.

United States View, American Scenery, Architecture, &c., Croquet Ground and Officer's Quarters, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.14

Chase, W. M.

United States View, American Scenery, Architecture, &c., Chapel, &c., U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.15

Chase, W. M.

United States View, American Scenery, Architecture, &c., Midshipmen's Monument, Observatory, &c., U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.16

Chase, W. M.

United States View, American Scenery, Architecture, &c., Midshipmen's Dress Parade as Infantry, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.17

Chase, W. M.

United States View, American Scenery, Architecture, &c., Skating Lake, &C., Druid Hill Park Scenery

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.18

Chase, W. M.

United States View,  American Scenery, Architecture, &c., Battle Monument, Baltimore

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.19

Chase, W. M.

U. S. Naval Academy View, Annapolis

ca 1872-1888

Stereoview

PP309.20

Imperial Art Studio

Unidentified Woman

ca 1890s

Cabinet Card

PP309.21

Jarris, J. F.

Scene at The Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Ready, Virginia

ca 1895

Stereoview

PP309.22

Jarris, J. F.

United States Cruiser "Baltimore" (of Admiral Dewey's Fleet)

ca 1890s

Stereoview

PP309.23

Keystone View Company

Bancroft Hall, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

ca 1910s

Stereoview

PP309.24 - .26

Keystone View Company

On the Deck of an Oyster Boat, Chesapeake Bay, MD

ca 1910s

Stereoview

PP309.27 - .29

Keystone View Company

"Shucking" Oysters, Oyster House Baltimore, MD

ca 1910s

Stereoview

PP309.30

Keystone View Company

The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

ca 1910s

Stereoview

PP309.31 - .32

Moulton, J. W. & J. S.

American View, Baltimore, MD. & Vicinity, Refreshment Saloon, Patterson Park

ca 1873-1878

Stereoview

PP309.33

Moulton, J. W. & J. S.

New Series, American Scenery, Baltimore, MD. & Vicinity, Boat Landing, Druid Hill Park

ca 1873-1878

Stereoview

PP309.34

Recher, E. M.

Western Maryland R. R. Scenery

ca 1866-1887

Stereoview

PP309.35

Tuttle, O. S.

American Scenery, Peabody Institute, Baltimore

ca 1870s

Stereoview

PP309.36

Unidentified

Baltimore Harbor View

ca 1860

Stereoview

PP309.37

Williams, J. A.

Annapolis Midshipmen

ca 1880

Stereoview

PP309.38

Games