Guide to the Edward R. Frank Stereograph Collection

Processed by Lynette J. Stoudt; machine-readable finding aid created by Lynette J. Stoudt
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
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University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Geographical (By Place)--Asia Geographical (By Place)--United States Arts and Humanities--Art--Photography

Guide to the Edward R. Frank Stereograph Collection

Collection number: MS-M20

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Lynette J. Stoudt
Date Completed:
2001
Encoded by:
Lynette J. Stoudt
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward R. Frank stereograph collection,
Date (inclusive): 1877-1913 (bulk 1897-1910)
Collection number: MS-M020
Collector: Frank, Edward R.
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection contains 273 stereographs of various places and subjects collected by Edward R. Frank. Images of China and Japan represent the majority of stereographs in this collection. The bulk of United States stereographs are of Arizona, California, New York, and Pennsylvania including images of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite Valley, San Francisco (views of 1906 earthquake aftermath), Niagara Falls, and Gettysburg Battlefield. Other images include people, animals, floral arrangements, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Two stereoscopes (i.e., stereograph viewers) are also included in this collection.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Edward R. Frank Stereograph Collection. MS-M20. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jewel Wilson, niece of Edward Frank, 1998.

Processing History

Processed by Lynette J. Stoudt, 2001.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains 273 stereographs of various places and subjects collected by Edward R. Frank. Images of China and Japan represent the majority of stereographs in this collection. The bulk of United States stereographs are of Arizona, California, New York, and Pennsylvania including images of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite Valley, San Francisco (views of 1906 earthquake aftermath), Niagara Falls, and Gettysburg Battlefield. Other images include people, animals, floral arrangements, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Two stereoscopes (i.e., stereograph viewers) are also included in this collection.
This collection is organized into 3 series.
  • Series 1. Places, 1887-1910. 0.6 linear ft.
  • Series 2. People and subjects, 1877-1913. 0.2 linear ft.
  • Series 3. Stereoscopes, undated. 0.4 linear ft.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

China--Photographs.
Japan--Photographs.
United States--Photographs.
California--Photographs.
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)--Photographs.
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Photographic prints.
Stereographs.
Stereoscopes.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Places, 1887-1910.

Physical Description: 0.6 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains 190 stereographs. The images consist of various locations in the United States and other countries. The bulk of the images are of various locations in China and Japan.
Box 1 : 1-17

United States

Box 1 : 1

Arizona, 1903 and undated.

Note

Places depicted include Canyon Diablo, Grand Canyon, Red Mountains, and San Francisco Mountains.
Box 1 : 2

California, undated.

Note

Places depicted include San Francisco after 1906 earthquake and Yosemite Valley.
Box 1 : 3

Colorado, undated.

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Places depicted include Garden of the Gods and Royal Gorge.
Box 1 : 4

Connecticut, undated.

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Place depicted is the Housatonic Valley.
Box 1 : 5

Florida, 1905 and undated.

Note

Places depicted include Daytona and unknown.
Box 1 : 6

Hawaii, 1905.

Note

Place depicted is Honolulu.
Box 1 : 7

Illinois, undated.

Note

Place depicted is Seroco Restaurant, Chicago.
Box 1 : 8

Louisiana, 1887 and undated.

Note

Place depicted is New Orleans.
Box 1 : 9

Minnesota, undated.

Note

Places depicted include Minneopa Falls and unknown.
Box 1 : 10

New Hampshire, undated.

Note

Places depicted include Manchester and Warren.
Box 1 : 11

New Jersey, 1905.

Note

Place depicted is Atlantic City.
Box 1 : 12

New York, 1898-1903 and undated.

Note

Places depicted include American Falls, Chautauqua, Irondeqoit Bay, New York City, Niagara Falls, Syracuse, and Watkins Glen.
Box 1 : 13

Ohio, undated.

Note

Places depicted include Beach Wood, Cuyahoga River, and Junkins Creek.
Box 1 : 14

Pennsylvania, undated.

Note

Places depicted include Catawissa Creek, Central Railroad, Fairmount Park, Gettysburg Battlefield, Girard College, and Mauch Chunk.
Box 1 : 15

Tennessee, undated.

Note

Place depicted is the National Military Cemetery.
Box 1 : 16

Wisconsin, undated.

Note

Place depicted is Willow River Fall.
Box 1 : 17

Wyoming, 1905 and undated.

Note

Place depicted is Yellowstone National Park.
Box 1 : 18-2 : 7

Other Countries

Box 1 : 18

Africa, Arabia, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Canada, 1900-1905 and undated

Box 1 : 19-23

China, 1902-1910

Box 2 : 1

Cuba, England, France, Germany, and India, 1905-1906 and undated

Box 2 : 2-6

Japan, 1902-1910 and undated

Box 2 : 7

Palestine, Russia, Scotland, South American, and Spain, 1905-1908 and undated

 

Series 2.  People and Subjects, 1877-1913.

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains 83 stereographs. The bulk of the images consist of people in various scenes and activities from weddings to bedtime scenes, many of which include captions. Other topics include animals, floral arrangements, and the Worlds Columbian Exposition.
Box 2 : 8

Animals, undated

Box 2 : 9

Floral offerings at Senator O.P. Morton's funerals, Indianapolis, 1877

Box 2 : 10

Hunting scenes, 1898-1903 and undated

Box 2 : 11-14

People in various scenes and activities, 1892-1899 and undated

Box 2 : 15

War scenes, 1913 and undated

Box 2 : 16

Worlds Columbian Exposition, 1893-1894

Box 2 : 17

Unidentified, undated

 

Series 3.  Stereoscopes,undated.

Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains two stereoscopes (i.e., stereograph viewers). Both are constructed of wood with metal hardware.
Box 3

2 stereoscopes, undated