Collection of Lantern Slides of Europe, Mexico, and the United States: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Sanchez.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Photo Archives
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San Marino, California 91108
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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

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Administrative Information

Publication Rights

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Container List

Box 1

Lantern slides 1-40

 

Europe (Slides 1-19)

Item  1

Swiss house at Treib. Lake Lucerne. [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  2

“Moonlight on lovely Lake Geneva, Switzerland” [Photograph by Hawley C. White]

Item  3

Mountainside above Villefranche

Item  4

Murren, the highest town in Switzerland

Item  5

Mountain shepherd and his flock. Switzerland. [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  6

Fountain of Rudolph IV

Item  7

Market day. Unterseen, Switzerland [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  8

Lucerne, Switzerland [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  9

Hotel on Rigi Kulm [Switzerland] [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  10

Portal of Cathedral. Fribourg, Switzerland [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  11

[Newsboys and girl]

Item  12

Peasant costume. Thurgovia, Switzerland [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  13

Church near [illegible caption] [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  14

Cliffs of the Bastei. Saxon Switzerland [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  15

Ladder Pass. Switzerland. [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  16

“A Swiss village” [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  17

On the Tête-Noire Pass. Switzerland [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  18

“A Swiss Village”. Bernese, Oberland [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  19

Wordsworth’s Monument. Westminster Abbey [London, England]

 

Mexico (Slides 20-27)

Item  20

Extracting pulque. San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  21

Maguey field. Mexico [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  22

Peon silver miners loitering on the mountainside. Zacatecas, Mexico [Photograph by B.L. Singley]

Item  23

Feast of the Candles. Mesa Grande. November 2

Item  24

Pyramid of the Moon. Mexico—San Juan Teotihuacán [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  25

Puente de Dios. Mexico [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  26

“In the market”. Queretaro, Mexico [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  27

Water carrier. City of Mexico [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

 

United States (Slides 28-40)

Item  28

Yellowstone. Beehive [?] Geyser [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  29

Yellowstone Park. Beehive [?] Geyser

Item  30

Cascade of Firehole River. Yellowstone [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  31

Obsidian Cliff. Yellowstone [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  32

Liberty Cap, Yellowstone [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  33

Angel Terrace. Yellowstone National Park [Photograph by B.L. Singley]

Item  34

Lone Star Geyser [Yellowstone] [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  35

“The Three Tetons” [Wyoming] [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  36

Yosemite Valley. Bridal Veil Fall [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  37

[Park ranger (?) and man looking at landscape]

Item  38

“The approaching storm, 20 miles distant.” Bright Angel Canyon. Grand Canyon, AZ [Arizona] [Photograph by Hawley C. White]

Item  39

Trail Canyon [Photograph by McIntosh Stereopticon Company]

Item  40

[Waterfall] [Damaged]

Box 2

Lantern slides 41-84

 

United States (Slides 41-84)

Item  41

[Waterfall]

Item  42

[Waterfall] [Damaged]

Item  43

Native bungalow. Royal Botanical Gardens

Item  44

Silver Lake and Hoodoos [?] [Man on horse with mules and cart. Rocky landscape] [Photograph by F. Jay Haynes]

Item  45

[Geyser and hot springs]

Item  46

Florida street. Augustine. Street view. [Photograph by McIntosh Stereopticon Company]

Item  47

New York—Sleepy Hollow. Bridge and pool

Item  48

College grounds. Cambridge

Item  49

Longfellow’s home. Cambridge, Massachusetts [Photograph by McIntosh Stereopticon Company]

Item  50

Statue of John Harvard. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Item  51

Old Manse. Concord

Item  52

The Old Riley Homestead

Item  53

Liberty Bell. Philadelphia

Item  54

United States Capitol. Washington, D.C. [Photograph by B.L. Singley]

Item  55

Washington Monument. Washington, D.C.

Item  56

Ceiling—Library of Congress. [Mural] by Elmer E. Garnsey [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  57

“Hercules”—Library of Congress [Mural] by W. McEwen

Item  58

“Comus”—Congressional Library. Washington [D.C.] [Mural] by H.D. Walker. [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  59

“Melpomene”—Library of Congress. [Mural] by Edward Simmons [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  60

U.S. Congress. Washington, D.C. [Photograph by Samuel Townsend]

Item  61

[Boy in blue. “Wordsworth” written over his head”] Library of Congress [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  62

“Achilles” [mural] by W. McEwen. Library of Congress [Photography by Art and Travel Company]

Item  63

[Elihu] Vedder’s mosaic “Minerva”. Library of Congress [Photograph by Samuel Townsend]

Item  64

[Elihu]Vedder. “Minerva”. Congressional Library, Washington, D.C. [Photograph by Art and Travel Company]

Item  65

Smithsonian Institute. Washington, D.C.

Item  66

[Page of zoology book imprinted by Thomas Colwell]

Item  67

[“In Zabidium”. A verse]

Item  68

[Title page of “The History of Four-Footed Beasts”. 1607]

Item  69

[“John Alden’s Letter”. Art]

Item  70

Longfellow. 1807-1882 [Portrait]

Item  71

Longfellow in his study [Portrait] [Photograph by McIntosh Stereopticon Company]

Item  72

Miss Eliza Allen Clark [Portrait] [Photograph by Max Platz]

Item  73

W.C. Bryant [Portrait] [Photograph by L. Manasse]

Item  74

James Whitcomb Riley [Portrait]

Item  75

“Christmas morning and you are not awake.” [Girl sleeping in bed. Dog on bed] [Photograph by B.L. Singley]

Item  76

“Santa Claus’ Arrival” [Photography by B.L. Singley]

Item  77

[Two Native American baskets]

Item  78

Esquimaux [Eskimo] mother and babe, and pet wolf on deck of steamer Greenland.

Item  79

[Children in ditch outside by houses]

Item  80

[African American men making wood products]

Item  81

“Donkey in a Goat Cart” [African American boy in small cart pulled by goat] [Photograph by Underwood & Underwood]

Item  82

[Chinese men working with wood]

Item  83

[African American men lined up by train]

Item  84

[African American men lined up by train] [Variant of 83]