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"100 Views for the Stereograph" glass slides with viewing instrument

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0836
This collection consists of two sets of rectangular glass slides titled “100 Views for the Stereograph” and a small viewing instrument made from chromed metal. The items were likely created in the 1890s. The creator is currently unknown.


  • approximately 1890s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.12 Cubic Feet (1 custom box (7 x 5 x 3.5 inches))

Biographical / Historical

There is currently no biographical or historical information available on the creator.

Content Description

This collection consists of two sets of rectangular glass slides titled “100 Views for the Stereograph” and a small metal viewing instrument, likely created in the 1890s. Both sets contain ten slides and are housed in cardboard boxes which measure 2 x .5 x 3.5 inches. The boxes each feature written viewing instructions and an image of a scene from one of the slides contained within. The slides feature photographic images in black and white and depict scenes from the following categories: Presidents of the U.S., Pilgrim Progress, Miscellaneous, Foreign Views, Pathetic Views, Comic Views, and Views from Nature. The scenes are viewable by placing a slide in the slide rest of the viewing instrument and adjusting the eyepiece to focus the image. The viewing instrument contains a mirror, which allows for better illumination of the scenes displayed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Antiq-Photo in August 2017.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in January 2019 by Kristen Diehl.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA