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Preliminary Guide to the George D. Eagleton Stereoview Collection
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The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect.
George D. Eagleton (July 22, 1933 - Jan. 12, 2008) was born in Peoria, Illinois to Lee O. Eagleton and Virginia Mackemer Eagleton. He graduated from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business in 1955, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and joined the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago in 1973. In 1987 he relocated to a newly opened branch of the bank in Santa Barbara, where he later retired in 1996. He served on many boards of directors, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Planned Parenthood. He passed on January 12, 2008 in Santa Barbara.
26 linear feet (ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images, 1 videotape, and 11 stereoviewers, in 36 shoeboxes, 1 pamphlet-size box, and 4 cartons).
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