Stereoscopic photography came into use around 1855.
Photographs were taken in double and then inserted into a special viewing device that would create a three-dimensional image.
Carol Johnson, author and former Curator of Photography at the Library of Congress, has provided checklists of Timothy H. Russell, and William Bell’s photographs taken on Clarence King’s Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel (1867-1869, 1872), and Lt. Wheeler’s Explorations West of the One-Hundredth Meridian (1871-1874), as well as a facsimile of the original view list. Both Jeremy Rowe and John Weiler transcribed data from the original manuscript by Powell listing the intended titles for all of the stereoviews.
Thirdly, we are adding lists of stereographs taken on all four of the “Great Surveys” of the American West.
The strikingly handsome Captain is wearing a double breasted coat. Very nice Civil War period lithograph of General Mitchel. Image is very clean and crisp with excellent contrast. He is seated in a chair by a table wearing his trade mark dark civilian suit. The General is posed in front of a painted backdrop of a large walled in… Fellows wearing a dark commercial sack coat with a matching military vest and light trousers. He was appointed Midshipman on November 6, 1824, Passed Midshipman on June 4 1831, and Lieutenant December 9, 1837. The body consists of two pieces of heavy molded leather held together with copper rivets… Image is a vignette bust view of Barbour in a dark suit wearing his GAR membership badge on… Green of Portland, Me enlisted in the 17th Maine as a Sgt.
The buttons and collar rank insignia have been highlighted in gold by the… Vignette bust view in left profile of Hooker wearing a dark double-breasted frock coat with brigadier general’s shoulder straps. This photograph of Abraham Lincoln was produced by King V. The coat has a horizontal breast pocket and two buttons at the cuffs. Image shows Sergeant Charles Lassen seated by a table covered with an embroidered cloth. Reverse has a period ink inscription that reads “FRED MORSE / CO. Half length seated view in civilian clothes of Capt William L Mallory. The items in this group belonged to John Doudican, also known as John Dow, who served as a Private in Company K, 14th New Jersey Infantry.
Those who have read his publications such as his Stereographs of Territorial Arizona 1860-1930, know his research is impeccable. Flanders, Globe Stereograph Co./Stereo Travel, Arthur Emon Hackett, keystone View Company (Arizona), Kolb Brothers, Olaf P. The original document, which is difficult to read, is in the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Ms. Thanks to Jeremy and John’s work, researchers no longer have to avail themselves of that document nor track down original stereographs to research captions.
The General wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with brigadier general’s shoulder straps. He wears a commercial sack coat with a black felt collar and brigadier generals shoulder straps. He is posed with one hand thrust into his dark double-breasted frock coat. CDV is a waist-up view of Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), better known by his stage name "General Tom Thumb", a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus… Handkerchief was carried throughout the Civil War by Robert Burrill. Image shows Halleck standing in a typical Napoleonic pose. This pocket Colt has a serial number of 132954 that matches throughout including the wedge pin. The octagonal barrel is 4.00 inches long and with light scattered wear… This framed piece consists of a pre-printed check drawn on an account at the Bank of the Metropolis, 17 Union Square, New York City. The inaugural rollout of our NSA stereoscopic lists has been a great success. Our rollout also included Russell Norton’s wonderful Michael Burr comic genre stereo researches. John also examined hundreds of original stereoviews but covered all areas. Henry Brown and Bennett & Brown Stereographs of New Mexico Checklists of the Stereographs from the Clarence King and George M. and International stereo photographers compiled by pioneer researcher Tex Treadwell; complete copies of the first volume of Stereo World; and an index for all Stereo World issues to the present. Rothrock, Underwood & Underwood (Arizona), Carleton E. The third survey is John Wesley Powell’s United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (1871-1879) with photographs by Elias Olcott (“E. Jeremy focused on views of Arizona and added information collected from views.David Hammond Vinton was born May 4, 1803 in Providence, Rhode Island. From Wikipedia we get this about the Cuyler: USS R. Also in the frame are two images of Burrill, one a tintype as a soldier, and the other as an older bearded gentleman. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with black velvet collar and cuffs and Major General’s shoulder straps. Please click on the photograph above to view a flyer containing information regarding a Model 1860 Henry Rifle and pair of cased presentation Colt Revolvers identified to Secretary of War Simon…. CDV image of two officers seated side by side and posed identically with legs crossed. The top two buttons, collar and one shoulder strap of Sheldon’s dark coat can be seen. This document has multiple vertical folds and when opened meas. Written entirely in Sickles’ hand, it is dated April 26, 1886 and… Recently mounted (within the last thirty years) on heavy white card paper. Vinton attended the West Point Military Academy from September 1, 1818 to July 1, 1822 where he graduated 14th in his class. CDV shows Captain Fiske seated by a table with his right arm resting on the tabletop next to his forage cap while his left arm rests in his lap. Collins enlisted July 17, 1862 as an Acting Ensign attached to the USS R. Learn More » Image is of an officer standing with his right hand resting on the back of a chair while the left hand holds his kepi in front of his lower chest. Both men have their left hand holding the hilt of their swords and the right hand resting on a knee. CDV is a three-quarter view of a Union soldier in uniform named George Hicks. This wonderful silver pocket watch was presented to Captain Rodney Dexter, 5th Corps Ordnance officer by the Teamsters of the Corps in March of 1865. A studio photo featuring Stoneman, second from the right, and three officers… Image shows Greeley later in life wearing a dark suit and sporting his signature beard and eyeglasses. Image is a three-quarter standing view of an unidentified young man wearing a light colored waist length shell jacket with a high collar and a 7 button front with matching light trousers. Henry Slocum was an important Union Civil War General. The link provides access to a searchable database of Watkins captions and images, documents and related ephemera, and background information.