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Collection of Lantern Slides of Europe, Mexico, and the United States: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Collection of Lantern Slides of Europe, Mexico, and the United States
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1890-approximately 1920
    Collection Number: photCL 519
    Extent: 84 photographs in 2 boxes : lantern slides ; 8 x 10 cm. (3 x 4 in.)
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains 84 lantern slides from various photographers and publishers depicting images of Switzerland, England, Mexico, Washington D.C., and New England, as well as some portraits and scenes. Thirty-two of the slides were made by the Art and Travel Company based in Chicago.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on March 20, 2015.

    Access

    The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Lantern Slides of Europe, Mexico, and the United States, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Provenance unknown, in library as of 2012.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains 84 lantern slides from various photographers and publishers depicting images of Switzerland, England, Mexico, Washington D.C., and New England, as well as some portraits and scenes. Thirty-two of the slides were made by the Art and Travel Company based in Chicago. The slides includes images of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the rural scenery of New England; murals in the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institute; the Washington Monument; the United States Capitol building; the Liberty Bell; an Eskimo mother and her child; gardens; portraits of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Eliza Allen Clark, W. C. Bryant, and James Whitcomb Riley; two Christmas themed scenes; and working men of African and Chinese descent. Identified photographers and/or publishers represented in this collection include the McIntosh Stereopticon Company; Samuel Townsend; L. Manasse; F. Jay Haynes; Max Platz; B. L. Singley; Hawley C. White; and Underwood & Underwood.

    Arrangement

    The lantern slides are arranged according to the depicted geographic region.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    African American men--Photographs.
    Harvard University--Photographs.
    Inuit--Photographs.
    Liberty Bell--Photographs.
    Library of Congress--Photographs.
    United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)--Photographs.
    Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)--Photographs.
    Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878--Photographs.
    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882--Photographs.
    Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916--Photographs.
    Cambridge (Mass.)--Photographs.
    Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--Photographs.
    England--Photographs.
    Mexico--Photographs.
    New England--Photographs.
    Switzerland--Photographs.
    Yellowstone National Park--Photographs.
    Yosemite--Photographs.
    Washington (D.C.)--Photographs.

    Forms/Genres

    Lantern slides.
    Photographs.
    Portraits.

    Contributors

    Art and Travel Company, publisher.
    Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921, photographer.
    McIntosh Stereopticon Co., publisher.
    Manasse, L., photographer.
    Platz, Max, photographer.
    Singley, B. L. (Benjamin Lloyd), photographer.
    Townsend, Samuel (Photographer), photographer.
    White, Hawley C., photographer.
    Underwood & Underwood, publisher.