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Finding Aid to Yosemite Stereoviews by C.L. Pond, circa 1871-1878
BANC PIC 1965.028--STER  
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    Collection Title: Yosemite Stereoviews by C.L. Pond
    Date (inclusive): circa 1871-1878
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1965.028--STER
    Collector: Charles L. Pond Eugene Compton
    Extent: 31 stereographs: b & w; 9 x 18 cm. 31 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Yosemite Stereoviews by Charles L. Pond collection consists of 31 stereographic prints taken from circa 1871 to circa 1878.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Yosemite Stereoviews by C.L. Pond, BANC PIC 1965.028--STER, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Related Collections

    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1965.030--STER:
    Title: Miscellaneous Stereoviews from the Eugene Compton Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1965.027--STER:
    Title: Stereographic Views from the Eugene Compton Collection

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Compton, Eugene. Associated name CU-BANC
    California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
    Online Archive of California.
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Yosemite Stereoviews were donated by Eugene Compton circa 1965.

    Scope and Content

    The Yosemite Stereoviews by Charles L. Pond collection consists of 31 stereographic prints taken from circa 1871 to circa 1878. Pond, of Buffalo, New York, was an active photographer from 1861 to 1881 and a stereograph publisher from 1869 to 1878. Pond is exceptional among stereographers in appearing in many of his own stereographs, and may be the figure inspecting the big trees in the "Mammoth Trees of Calaveras Co., California" series, a number of which are found in this collection. The collection consists primarily of scenes in Yosemite, including views of Mirror Lake, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, North Dome, South Dome and the Cap of Liberty. Also included are a few scenes in Salt Lake City. Each of the stereographic prints bears the photographer's number, and all were published in Buffalo, New York, and included in the "American Scenery" series, except for one which is part of the "Instantaneous Marine Views, Lake River & Harbor" series. The Yosemite Stereoviews by C.L. Pond are part of the Eugene Compton collection.
    Printed captions are reprinted in the container listing. Captions in parentheses appear in manuscript on the stereographs. Captions in brackets have been supplied.