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Hayes Center Stereoscopic Collections

Hayes Presidential Center
Stereoscopic Collection

Stereoscopic views consist of two nearly identical photographs. When viewed through a stereoscope, the image presents the illusion of spatial depth and dimension. Millions of stereoscopic views were produced between 1850 and 1930. They were a source of information and entertainment, perhaps second only to reading as an American leisure activity. From personal family scenes produced by amateurs to travel, architecture, and landscapes created by commercial photographers, the subject matter of stereoscopic views was limitless. The wide variety of images make stereoscopic views valuable to researchers. Because stereo cameras were small, photographers used them in situations where large-format cameras were unsuited. Stereoscopic views may show images not recorded in larger formats.

The Hayes Presidential Center Stereoscopic Collection contains more than 2000 images of individuals, events, and locations, both in the United States and in other countries. The bulk of the collection is images created during the nineteenth century. Many of the images were donated to President Rutherford B. and Lucy Webb Hayes during Hayes’ term as president of the United States (1877 - 1881). Others were donated to the Hayes Presidential Center.

The Hayes Presidential Center’s stereoscopic views are arranged by subject. The list provides the subject headings, names of individuals shown in the images, locations (state name within the United States, or country), brief descriptions of the images, the number of stereoscopic views for each subject category, and physical location within the collection. The Hayes Center also maintains a list of the names of the photographers who produced the images. Hayes Presidential Center patrons may view an image by requesting it by name or subject category.

Subject Heading

Name/Subject

Description

Box No.

No. of
Photos

ART SCULPTURE Statues Europe 9 41
ART SCULPTURE Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia 2 11
BOATS Great Lakes Boats 9 11
COLLEGES Michigan Agricultural College, Lansing Michigan 1 9
DISASTERS Chicago Fire See: Ill, Chicago 1
DISASTERS Fremont, Oh, Flood, 1883 2
DISASTERS Messina, Italy earthquake 5
DISASTERS San Francisco earthquake 1
EVENTS Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876 7 1
EVENTS Columbian Expo., Chicago, 1893 7 1
EVENTS Hudson-Fulton Celebration, New York, 1909 7 12
EVENTS Jamestown Expo., Hampton Rds., Va. 1907 7 6
EVENTS La. Purchase Expo., St. Louis, Mo., 1904 7 12
EVENTS Pan American Expo., Buffalo N.Y., 1901 7 2
EVENTS Paris Expo., Paris, France, 1900 7 1
EVENTS Prince Henry’s visit to West Point [N.Y.], 1902 7 7
EVENTS World’s Fair, St. Louis, 1904 7 2
EXPEDITIONS U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mt. Region, J.W. Powell, Geologist in charge (Dept. of the Interior) (for a detailed listing, see photographical and publishing guide: U.S. Dept of Int.) 3 161
EXPEDITIONS Darien Expedition.,Commander Selfridge, Commanding (U.S. Navy Dept) 4 82
EXPEDITIONS Geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian. (Lt. Wheeler in charge.) Started from Camp Mojave, Ariz., Sept. 15, 1871. Ascended the Colorado through the Grand Canyon to the mouth of Diamond Creek. {Western scenery and American Indians} (U.S. War Dept., Corps of Engineers) 3 50
EXPOSITIONS See Events NA NA
GEOLOGY Glacial Grooves, Kelley’s Island, OH 2 1
INDIANS, AMERICAN See also: U.S. Dept of Interior 3 39
NOVELTY CARDS NA 7 86
PEOPLE Alexis, Grand Duke See: Massachusetts, Lowell 1 1
PEOPLE Blaine, James G. NA 8 1
PEOPLE Brooks, John A. See: Fisk, Clinton B. 8 1
PEOPLE Bryan, W. J. (Mr. & Mrs.) NA 8 1
PEOPLE Davis, Jefferson NA 8 2
PEOPLE Dewey, George Admiral NA NA NA
PEOPLE Fisk, Clinton B. Fisk and Brooks 8 1
PEOPLE Garfield, James NA 8 3
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Photo, 1877 8 1
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Skeleton leaves photo 8 1 and 1 duplicate
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Hayes and Wheeler (skeleton leaves) 8 1 and 3 duplicates
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Chamber, House of Rep. 8 1
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Photos of Spiegel Grove
Original House, Spiegel Grove
8 4
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Reunion 23rd Reg. O.V.I. 1877 (Spiegel Grove) 8 4
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Old Whitey (Pres. Hayes’s horse) 1877 8 9
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Union Pacific R.R., excursion to the 100th meridian, Oct. 1866 8 35
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. The Presidential party at Hastings (Minn) Monday, Sept., 9th 1878 8 3
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Minnesota scenes {D. M. Key and party} 8 3
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Columbia River scenes 8 8
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Scenery of PA Central R.R. 8 5
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. The Wyoming (PA) Massacre Centennial, 1878 8 6
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. Dalrymple farm, SD 8 2
PEOPLE Hayes, Rutherford B. President Hayes in Knoxville, TN 1877 8 3
PEOPLE Hayes, Lucy Webb Colored photo of Huntington portraits, 1880 8 1
PEOPLE Hayes, Lucy Webb Skeleton leaves photo, 1878 8 1 and 1 duplicate
PEOPLE Hayes, Webb C. See: Philippine Island., B. W. Killburn photos no. 13733 and 14918 6 NA
PEOPLE Hayes Family Scenes on Mouse Island (Webb C. Hayes II family) 8 9
PEOPLE Henry, Prince See: Events 7 NA
PEOPLE Hobart, Garret Augustus See: McKinley, Wm. NA 8
PEOPLE Hobson, Richmond Pearson NA 8 1
PEOPLE Jackson, Andrew First home, Also later home 8 1
PEOPLE Key, D. M. See: Hayes- travels: Minnesota scenes NA NA
PEOPLE Lincoln, Abraham Includes 10 statues and monuments 8 13
PEOPLE McKinley, Wm. NA 8 13
PEOPLE McKinley, Wm. (Mr. & Mrs.) NA 8 5
PEOPLE McKinley, Wm. (Mrs.) NA 8 2
PEOPLE McKinley & Hobart NA 8 1
PEOPLE Roosevelt, Theodore NA 8 3
PEOPLE Ross, Charlie
The Stolen Child
NA 8 1
PEOPLE Sheips, Albert (Maj.) M. Residence See: Minnesota, Duluth 1 NA
PEOPLE Wheeler, Wm. See: Hayes, R. B.
See also: Keystone View Co., p. 10
NA NA
PLACES Arizona Grand Canyon 1 1
PLACES Arizona See also: Expeditions NA NA
PLACES California Fresno Co. 1 1
PLACES California Geyser Springs 1 1
PLACES California Mariposa Grove 1 1
PLACES California Monterey 1 1
PLACES California San Diego 1 1
PLACES California San Francisco (earthquake) 1 19
PLACES California Lake Tahoe 1 2
PLACES California Yosemite 1 6
PLACES California See also: G.A.R. scrapbook., vol 5 109, 112-114 1 6
PLACES California Harrison, Benjamin (Mr. & Mrs.) skeleton leaves 8 7
PLACES California Harrison and Morton 8 3
PLACES Colorado Box Canyon 1 1
PLACES Colorado Denver 1 1
PLACES Colorado Estes Park and Long’s Peak 1 1
PLACES Colorado Grand Canyon of the Arkansas 1 2
PLACES Colorado Pikes Peak
See also: Expeditions
1 1
PLACES Connecticut Bristol 1 1
PLACES Connecticut Guilford 1 1
PLACES Connecticut Hartford 1 2
PLACES Connecticut New Haven 1 3
PLACES Connecticut New Milford 1 3
PLACES Connecticut Rockville 1 1
PLACES Connecticut Seymour 1 1
PLACES Connecticut Southington 1 1
PLACES Connecticut Suffield 1 1
PLACES Connecticut Unidentified 1 1
PLACES Connecticut See also: G.A.R. scrapbook, vol 1 p. 221, 222 1 4
PLACES Florida Ocklawaha River 1 1
PLACES Illinois Chicago 1871, 1872
Chicago-Sears Roebuck
See also: Events; People: A. Lincoln
1 12
PLACES Maryland Cumberland area 1 1
PLACES Massachusetts Cambridge 1 2
PLACES Massachusetts Springfield
See: G.A.R. scrapbook, vol. 1, p. 225-228
1 6
PLACES Massachusetts Haydenville 1 1
PLACES Massachusetts Lowell 1 1
PLACES Massachusetts Oak Bluffs 1 1
PLACES Massachusetts Sheffield 1 2
PLACES Michigan Isle Royal 1 2
PLACES Michigan Lansing 1 9
PLACES Minnesota Duluth 1 5
PLACES Minnesota Fort Snelling 1 4
PLACES Minnesota Lake Superior 1 1
PLACES Minnesota Minne-ha-ha Falls 1 2
PLACES Minnesota St. Anthony Falls 1 1
PLACES Minnesota St. Croix Falls 1 2
PLACES Minnesota St. Paul 1 1
PLACES Minnesota See also: Hayes, R.B.- travels 8 6
PLACES Missouri See: events NA NA
PLACES Nebraska See: Hayes, R.B.-travels U.P. Railroad excursion 8 35
PLACES Nevada See: Expeditions NA NA
PLACES New Hampshire Crawford Notch 2 1
PLACES New Hampshire Franconia Notch 2 1
PLACES New Hampshire Jacob’s Ladder, Mt. Washington Railway 2 1
PLACES New Jersey Cape May? 2 1
PLACES New York Au Sable Chasm 2 2
PLACES New York Catskills 2 3
PLACES New York Glens Falls NA NA
PLACES New York Havana Glen 2 1
PLACES New York Lake George 2 6
PLACES New York New York City 2 4
PLACES New York Niagra Falls 2 23
PLACES New York North Woods 2 1
PLACES New York Skaneateles 2 3
PLACES New York Saratoga 2 21
PLACES New York Syracuse 2 1
PLACES New York Watkins Glen 2 5
PLACES New York See also: Events NA NA
PLACES Ohio Cincinnati 2 14
PLACES Ohio Cleveland 2 1
PLACES Ohio Clyde 2 1
PLACES Ohio Columbus 2 2
PLACES Ohio Dayton 2 20
PLACES Ohio Fremont 2 32
PLACES Ohio Spiegel Grove; Fremont, Oh Hayes, R.B. 8 2
PLACES Ohio Mouse Island
See also Hayes Family
8 9
PLACES Ohio Plymouth 2 12
PLACES Ohio Port Clinton 2 1
PLACES Ohio Put-in-Bay 2 13
PLACES Ohio Xenia 2 1
PLACES Ohio Youngstown 2 3
PLACES Oregon Mount Hood 2 1
PLACES Oregon See also: Hayes, R.B.- travels Columbia River 8 8
PLACES Oregon See also: G.A.R. scrapbook, vol 6, p. 153, 157-159, 161 and 162 8 11
PLACES Pennsylvania Gettysburg 2 1
PLACES Pennsylvania Juniata Bridge (R.R.) 2 1
PLACES Pennsylvania Philadelphia 2 16
PLACES Pennsylvania St. George’s Creek 2 1
PLACES Pennsylvania See also: Indians, American [Carlisle, PA] 9 36
PLACES Pennsylvania See also: Hayes, Rutherford B. travels [Wyoming PA] 8 6
PLACES Rhode Island Rocky Point 2 1
PLACES South Dakota See: Hayes, R.B. - travels 8 2
PLACES South Dakota See: G.A.R. scrapbook, vol 5 p. 45-50 8 13
PLACES Tennessee French Broad R
Chattanooga
2 1
PLACES Tennessee See: Hayes, R.B.-travels Knoxville 8 3
PLACES Tennessee See: Jackson, Andrew 8 1
PLACES Utah See: G.A.R. scrapbook, vol 5 p. 77-82, 101-105
Expeditions
8 19
PLACES Virginia Blue Ridge Springs 2 6
PLACES Virginia See: Events NA NA
PLACES Washington D.C. NA 1 63
PLACES West Virginia B & O Railroad scenery 2 6
PLACES Wisconsin Adams and Junea County 2 2
PLACES Wisconsin Beaver Dam 2 2
PLACES Wisconsin Wisconsin River Dalles 2 1
PLACES Wyoming Yellowstone National Park 2 3
PLACES Wyoming See also: G.A.R. scrapbook, vol 5, p. 42, 61-73 2 15
PLACES Wyoming Expeditions: Subject guide NA NA
PLACES-FOREIGN See also: Keystone View Co., Tour of the World p. 11,12 NA NA
PLACES-FOREIGN Australia NA 4 4
PLACES-FOREIGN Austria NA 4 1
PLACES-FOREIGN Belgium NA 4 3
PLACES-FOREIGN Canada NA 4 4
PLACES-FOREIGN Central America NA 4 83
PLACES-FOREIGN China NA 4 29
PLACES-FOREIGN Cuba NA 4 1
PLACES-FOREIGN Egypt NA 4 6
PLACES-FOREIGN England NA 4 8
PLACES-FOREIGN France NA 4 16
PLACES-FOREIGN France Paris 4 73
PLACES-FOREIGN France Versailles 4 16
PLACES-FOREIGN Germany NA 4 37
PLACES-FOREIGN Greece NA 4 1
PLACES-FOREIGN Holland NA 5 1
PLACES-FOREIGN India NA 5 8
PLACES-FOREIGN Ireland NA 5 12
PLACES-FOREIGN Italy NA 5 16
PLACES-FOREIGN Italy Italian ports 5 18
PLACES-FOREIGN Italy Messina 5 12
PLACES-FOREIGN Italy Naples 5 24
PLACES-FOREIGN Italy Pompeii 5 40
PLACES-FOREIGN Italy Rome 5 58
PLACES-FOREIGN Italy Venice 5 37
PLACES-FOREIGN Japan NA 5 13
PLACES-FOREIGN Korea NA 5 1
PLACES-FOREIGN Manchuria NA 6 69
PLACES-FOREIGN Mexico NA 6 4
PLACES-FOREIGN Norway NA 6 6
PLACES-FOREIGN Palestine 6 14
PLACES-FOREIGN Philippine Islands NA 6 45
PLACES-FOREIGN Scotland NA 6 12
PLACES-FOREIGN Sicily NA 6 1
PLACES-FOREIGN South Africa NA 6 9
PLACES-FOREIGN Spain NA 6 2
PLACES-FOREIGN Sweden NA 6 2
PLACES-FOREIGN Switzerland NA 6 37
PLACES-FOREIGN Syria NA 6 1
PLACES-FOREIGN Wales NA 6 3
SHAKERS
(GROUP PIC)
NA 8 1
WARS Boxer Rebellion See Box 4: China 4 NA
WARS Chinese-Russian War See Box 6: Manchuria 6 NA
WARS Civil War See Box 2: Gettysburg, PA and Battle of Chattanooga 2 NA
WARS South African War See Box 6: South Africa 6 NA
WARS Spanish-American War See Box 6: Philippine Islands 6 NA
WARS Spanish-American War See Box 7: Spanish American War 7 51
WHITE HOUSE Interior photos 1 and 2 38
UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOS NA 9 40
DUPLICATES NA 9 100

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