Selected references for a basic library on (collecting) stereoviews
On collecting in general...
Why do people collect stuff? The explanation is far more complex than the
activity in itself. I vividly recommend reading an article entitled
"Collector", published by Kim A. Herzinger in Vol. 2, No. 10, of the Mississippi
Review (Web Edition), October 1996. The original document is available at
and a pirate copy (no big deal, I'm just afraid that the original paper may be
deleted to save disk space)
is hidden here. Few
texts will however compare to Walter Benjamin's essay entitled Unpacking my
library, of which I took the liberty of transcribing a few
excerpts for your pleasure.
I would also very much like to read Jacques Hainard's Collections Passion, published by the Musée d'Ethnographie de Neuchâtel in 1982 to accompany an exhibit with the same name. This collection of texts, of which I was unable to locate a copy so far, was referenced by Maria L. P. Horta in an extremely interesting article entitled "Homo Colligens: O Elogio da Loucura Mansa" ("Homo Colligens: Praising a Soft Form of Madness"), published in the 1998 issue of the Revista do Património Histórico e Artístico Nacional (Magazine of the National Historical and Artistic Heritage), Brazilian Ministry of Culture.
Specifically on stereoviews...
Bob Zeller, The Civil War in Depth, Chronicle Books, 1997, ISBN 0-8118-1348-7.
Bob Zeller, The Civil War in Depth - Volume II, Chronicle Books, 2000, ISBN 0-8118-1348-7.
Carlos A. Córdova, Arqueologia de la Imagen - México en las Vistas Estereoscópicas, Museo de História Mexicana, 2000, ISBN (none?).
David Brewster, The Stereoscope - Its History, Theory, and Construction, 1856 (there's a facsimile edition published in 1971).
David Hooper, The LL mystery, Picture Postcard Monthly, April 2000, pp. 30-31.
Denis Pellerin, La photographie stéréoscopique sous le second Empire, Bibliothèque nacionale de France, 1995, ISBN 2-7177-1941-5.
Edward W. Earle, Points of View: The Stereograph in America - A Cultural History, Visual Studies Workshop Press (Rochester, New York) in collaboration with the Gallery Association of New York State, 1979.
George E. Hamilton, Oliver Wendell Holmes: His pioneer Stereoscope and the later Industry, The Newcomen Society in North America, 1949 (annotated, published and copyrighted by the The Institute for Photographic Research, 1999).
Hastings Galleries Limited, "The Darrah Collection" of Stereo Views (catalogue of an auction held on May 1 and 2, 1979, apparently of the remaining part of William Culp Darrah's collection; there never was any part two).
Jacques Perin, Jules Richard et la Magie du Relief, Cyclope, 1993, ISBN 2-910284-01-8.
Jacques Perin, Jules Richard et la Magie du Relief - Tome 2, Prodiex, 1997, ISBN 2-911154-02-9.
Jacques Perin, Jules Richard et la Magie du Relief - Tome 3, Prodiex, 2001, ISBN 2-911154-04-5.
Jim Crain, California in depth: a stereoscopic history, Chronicle Books, 1994, ISBN 0-8118-0423-2.
John B. Cameron, Claude-Marie Ferrier's Glass Stereoviews in the 1855 / 1856 Catalogue of the London Stereoscopic Company: A Concordance, The Institute for Photographic Research, View List #29, First Edition, December 1995.
John Waldsmith, Stereo views: an illustrated history and price guide, Krause Publications, 1991, ISBN 0-87069-598-3 (hc) or 0-87069-578-9 (pb).
Joleeta and Tex Treadwell, The American Stereoscopic Co. (published and copyrighted by the The Institute for Photographic Research, 1999).
Joleeta and Tex Treadwell, The Keystone View Company's 1,200 view set of "A Trip Around the World", The Institute for Photographic Research, 1999 (transcribed and annotated from Jack Wilburn's list).
Joleeta and Tex Treadwell, The Stereoviews of the Bierstadt Brothers of New Bedford, Mass., The Institute for Photographic Research (no date).
José Inácio Parente, Stereoscopy in Brazil, GMT Editores, 1999, ISBN (none?).
Linda McShane, When I Wanted the Sun to Shine - Kilburn and Other Littleton, New Hampshire Stereographers, (privately printed? by) Sherwin Dodge, Littleton, New Hampshire, 1993, ISBN (none?).
Margarett Loke, The world as it was - a photographic portrait - 1865-1921, Summit Books, 1980, ISBN 0-671-25376-X.
Musée Carnavalet, Paris en 3D - de la stéréoscopie à la realité virtuelle, 1850-2000, Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, 2000, ISBN 2-87900-498-5.
Musée Départmental Breton, La Bretagne en Relief - Premiers Voyages Photographiques en Bretagne, 2000, ISBN 2-906633-17-8.
Old Dartmouth Historical Society - New Bedford Whaling Museum, Two Brothers Goulart: Photography in New Bedford and the Azores, catalog accompanying the exhibition that was held at the New Bedford Whaling Museum from October 11, 1996, to March 31st, 1997.
[Pierre Marc Richard] Les Vues Stéréoscopiques de Ferrier et Soulier - Catalogue 1851-1870, Éditions du Palmier en Zinc, 1992.
Roy W. Mabie, The Stereoscope and Stereograph: A Handbook, Price List and Catalogue featuring the Americana in the Stereoscope and Stereograph, and listing Early European Views, Mabie's Stereoscopic Galleries, 1942 (reprinted by Joleeta and Tex Treadwell, The Institute for Photographic Research).
Russell Norton, Stereoviews Illustrated, Volume I: Fifty Early American, Stereoviews Illustrated Press, 1994, ISBN 0-9641653-0-9.
Tex and Joleeta Treadwell, A fac-simile reproduction of the Keystone View Company's Stereograph Catalog #19 of 1909 (annotated, published and copyrighted by the The Institute for Photographic Research, 1996).
Tex and Joleeta Treadwell, Berry, Kelley & Chadwick catalog of stereoviews (published and copyrighted by the The Institute for Photographic Research, 1996).
Tex and Joleeta Treadwell, Cumulative index to Stereo World Magazine Volumes 1-26, 1974-2000 (created at The Institute for Photographic Research for the National Stereoscopic Association, 2000).
Tex and Joleeta Treadwell, J. Levy & Co.'s catalog of lantern slides and glass-format stereoscopic views (annotated, published and copyrighted by the The Institute for Photographic Research, 1997).
T. K. Treadwell, The H. C. White Company catalog of stereoviews of 1907 plus Supplement #2 of 1908, The Institute for Photographic Research, 1998.
T. K. Treadwell, The photographic images issued by the Kilburn Company, The Institute for Photographic Research, Monograph Series, #5, Fifth Edition, December 1997.
T. K. Treadwell, The Stereoscopic Views of World War I Issued by The Keystone View Co., The Institute for Photographic Research, View List Series, #24, 6th edition, September 1998.
T. K. Treadwell, The Stereoviews of the Paris Exposition of 1867 taken by Leon & Levy, The Institute for Photographic Research, View List Series, #21, third edition, March 1997.
T. K. Treadwell, Underwood & Underwood's 1890 Stereoview Catalog and other documents, The Institute for Photographic Research, 1995.
T. K. Treadwell, J. J. Wilburn, Stereoview backlists, The National Stereoscopic Association, 1988.
T. K. Treadwell, William C. Darrah, Stereographers of the World (Volume I - Foreign, Volume II - United States), The National Stereoscopic Association, 1994.
The Institute for Photographic Research, Two interviews with Dr. William C. Darrah by John Waldsmith and T.K. Treadwell, Historical Series, #3.
William C. Darrah, Stereo Views: A History of Stereographs in America and Their Collection, 1964 (first book of Darrah on this subject).
William C. Darrah, The World of Stereographs, Land Yacht Press, 1997 (second edition of the book originally published in 1977), ISBN 0-9650513-1-5.
For further information (although essentially restricted to technical books in English language), I recommend an extensive bibliography on stereoscopy that is available on-line at http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~hl/3D.biblio.html (find a copy here, if the original is not available). A more general list with nearly 500 titles, including picture books, is also available at http://www.dddesign.com/3dbydan/3dbooks/details.htm (find a copy here, if the original is not available).
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