Collection GI Stereoscopic Photographs - Griffith Institute Stereoscopic Photographs Collection

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GI Stereoscopic Photographs


Griffith Institute Stereoscopic Photographs Collection


  • c. 1944-1950 (Creation)
  • c. 1896-1904 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 purpose made box containing 103 stereoscopic photographs and 1 box

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Archival history

1) Not known.
2) Formerly in private possession in Bangor, Northern Ireland; acquired by Dr F. Bosch-Puche in June 2017.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

1) Presented by Mr. P. Carter in 2002.
2) Presented by Dr F. Bosch-Puche in June 2017.

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Scope and content

1) 103 stereoscopic photographs published by Underwood & Underwood, consisting of views of Egypt (49), China (50), Europe (3), and India (1).
2) Sawyer's View-Master Model B, black bakelite (c. 1944-1947), and twelve View-Master reels with seven pictures of Egypt each (© 1950): 3301 'Cairo, Egypt'; 3302 'The Famous Mosques of Cairo, Egypt'; 3303 'The Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Giza, Egypt'; 3304 'The Tombs of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt'; 3305 'Treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amen, Cairo, Egypt'; 3306 'The River Nile, Assuan to Cairo, Egypt'; 3307 'The Valley of the Nile, Egypt'; 3308 'People of the Nile Valley, Egypt'; 3309 'Sakkara and Memphis, Egypt'; 3310 'Luxor & El Karnak, Egypt'; 3311 'Ancient Thebes, Egypt'; and 3312 'Assuan on the Nile, Egypt'.

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System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright not established, but the Smithsonian American Art Museum should be consulted regarding 1) and General Aniline & Film (GAF) regarding 2).

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  • English

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

1) These are original copies. The original negatives are in the Smithsonian American Art Museum (<a href="">Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History</a>).
2) These are original copies. Location of original negatives not known.

Existence and location of copies

1-2) Not known.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive:

  • Three boxes containing a total of 176 lantern slides. Presented at the same time by the same donor.
  • TAA iii.27: ‘Discovering TutAnkhAmun in 3D: Stereoscopic Installation Photographs of the Ashmolean Exhibition, 24 July – 2 November, 2014’ by Jenni Navratil.

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Not known.

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  • Shelf: 1213