David Hamilton collection on World War I stereograph cards

Abstract

The David Hamilton collection on World War I stereograph cards (dated circa 1914-1918; 1 box, 100 items) comprise early World War I images and a stereoscope, or viewfinder.

Descriptive Summary

Title
David Hamilton collection on World War I stereograph cards
Extent
0.5 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Photography, Stereoscopic.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- France.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Trench warfare -- France.
Arrangement
Collection is in its original order.
Finding Aid Author
Desirae Carron
Preferred Citation
2010av002: [identification of item], David Hamilton collection on World War I stereograph cards, circa 1914-1918, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Keystone Company, the producer of this set of stereograph cards, was the largest producer of stereographic viewers from 1892-1970. Based in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the company was founded by Benneville L. Singley, who also photographed many of the views the company published, himself. Keystone, which bought out all competitors, also went by the names Keyvuco, Presco and J.I. Austen Co., and others.
The cards used with the viewers were generally sold in sets of 50, 100, or 200 while the 1927 Televiewer and Telebinocular would be sold with sets of 100, 300, 600, or 1200 views. In 1897, views, or cards, were sixteen and two-thirds cents each, two viewers cost ninety cents each, and the case they were kept in cost five dollars--a considerable amount of money for the time. Keystone also ran a lending library through the mail, with which customers could borrow views for twenty-five cents each.
In addition to the previously mentioned models, there were also the Keystone Junior and School Viewer models, which were smaller. In the 1960s, Keystone sold models of their viewers as a tool for eye correction exercises to be done in the home.
Source:
The Keystone View Company. http://home.centurytel.net/s3dcor/Keystone/Keystone.htm
Scope and Content
The David Hamilton collection on World War I stereograph cards (dated circa 1914-1918; 1 box, 100 items) comprise early World War I images and a stereoscope, or viewfinder. The original box in which the stereograph cards were purchased is also included, which reads: Stereographic Library, World War Through the Stereoscope, Vol. I., Vol. II., Keystone View Co.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Sarajevo, Jugo-Slavia [Yugoslavia] - Scene of murder of Crown Prince, undated

  • Box 1, item 1
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Guards marching to the parade ground, Berlin, Germany, undated

  • Box 1, item 2
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A bristling forest of bayonets. Russian troops on review, undated

  • Box 1, item 3
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French colonial cavalry, undated

  • Box 1, item 4
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The 48th Highlanders of Toronto, undated

  • Box 1, item 5
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Trenches of the Allies on the coast of Flanders, undated

  • Box 1, item 6
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Wall in Dinant where loyal Belgians were shot, undated

  • Box 1, item 7
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Cardinal Mercier at Dinant, undated

  • Box 1, item 8
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French cavalry horses swimming river, undated

  • Box 1, item 9
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Tangled ruins of Marne Bridge blown up by Germans and Red Cross train wreck, undated

  • Box 1, item 10
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Inspecting a pontoon bridge in the French section nearing completion, undated

  • Box 1, item 11
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German dead in the La Basse area, undated

  • Box 1, item 12
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No man's land near Lens, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 13
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Proud men of the north who faught on Flanders Fields, undated

  • Box 1, item 14
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Down in a shell crater we fought - Battle of Cambrai, undated

  • Box 1, item 15
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Scots entrenched and cheerily awaiting a counter-attack, undated

  • Box 1, item 16
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West Beach, Gallipoli, scene of British landing, undated

  • Box 1, item 17
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A camouflaged British anti-aircraft gun in action on Balkan front, undated

  • Box 1, item 18
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Sea of barbed wire in front of Bulgarian lines, Saloniki, undated

  • Box 1, item 19
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Italian trenches on the Austro-Italian front, undated

  • Box 1, item 20
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British cruiser Indomitable, which sunk the German Blucher, undated

  • Box 1, item 21
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French troops resting after a combat with Fritz, undated

  • Box 1, item 22
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President Poincare and Marshall Joffre on the Somme front, undated

  • Box 1, item 23
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The world-renowned cathedral of Reims, France, ruined by the Germans, undated

  • Box 1, item 24
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French 320s defending Reims, undated

  • Box 1, item 25
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Desolate waste on Chemin des Dames Battlefield, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 26
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Camouflaged trenches in Chemin des Dames sector, undated

  • Box 1, item 27
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Human wreckage in No-man's land, Chemin des Dames, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 28
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Desolated Berry-au-Bac after four years of fighting, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 29
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Enormous French field guns on the Oise, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 30
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Searching the ruins somewhere in France, undated

  • Box 1, item 31
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Destroyed German ammunition camp, Alincourt, undated

  • Box 1, item 32
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German supplies deserted on their hurried departure from Soupier, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 33
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French trenches, North Compiegne, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 34
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French soldiers resting in the trenches, undated

  • Box 1, item 35
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Dog reporting to first aid squad with helmet of wounded soldier, undated

  • Box 1, item 36
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Bringing in wounded from French fort, undated

  • Box 1, item 37
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French field hospital - locating bullet with X-Ray machine, undated

  • Box 1, item 38
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The horror of war - ghastly glimpse of wounded, undated

  • Box 1, item 39
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Making bread for British troops, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 40
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Feeding Grannie - shell hoisted into position, undated

  • Box 1, item 41
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A French 155-MM gun trained on the German trenches, undated

  • Box 1, item 42
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Demolished German machine gun cupola, undated

  • Box 1, item 43
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Zeppelin flying over German town, undated

  • Box 1, item 44
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French troops inspecting a wrecked Zeppelin, undated

  • Box 1, item 45
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Enemy airmen successfully bombed one of our supply trains, official report, undated

  • Box 1, item 46
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U.S. observation airplane on west front, undated

  • Box 1, item 47
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A French 75 in action, undated

  • Box 1, item 48
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Observation balloon fatally pierced by incendiary bullets from American plane, undated

  • Box 1, item 49
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Dirigible R-34 at Mineola, undated

  • Box 1, item 50
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Watching The Crimson Chorus of the Guns, undated

  • Box 1, item 51
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Dead Germans amidst wire entanglements, undated

  • Box 1, item 52
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Shells bursting in ruined French village, undated

  • Box 1, item 53
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French reserves watching their comrades going into The Valley of the Shadow, undated

  • Box 1, item 54
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A derelict tank near Cambrai, undated

  • Box 1, item 55
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Huge armored tank making its way through a smoke screen , undated

  • Box 1, item 56
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Renault tanks going to the front, undated

  • Box 1, item 57
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President Wilson addressing Congress, undated

  • Box 1, item 58
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Sunshine keeps our boy healthy, daily sunning of equipment, undated

  • Box 1, item 59
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Callisthenics in the army, undated

  • Box 1, item 60
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Bayonet class practicing the short point stab, undated

  • Box 1, item 61
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Learning to use gas masks, undated

  • Box 1, item 62
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Building barbed wire entanglements, training camp, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, undated

  • Box 1, item 63
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Our answer to the Kaiser, undated

  • Box 1, item 64
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Thousands marching - our national army, undated

  • Box 1, item 65
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Thousands of Uncle Sam's sailors, undated

  • Box 1, item 66
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Parade rest - Naval training station, undated

  • Box 1, item 67
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One load for a 12-inch gun, undated

  • Box 1, item 68
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Deck of the United States battleship Pennsylvania, undated

  • Box 1, item 69
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Submarines in dry dock in government navy yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 70
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Submarines, battleships and torpedo boats in San Diego Bay, undated

  • Box 1, item 71
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Joffre and Pershing in Governor's Gardens, Paris, undated

  • Box 1, item 72
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Wrecked submarine at Zee-Brugge, undated

  • Box 1, item 73
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View of the famous bridge over the Marne, undated

  • Box 1, item 74
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In Belleau Wood where Americans gave Germany her fatal check, undated

  • Box 1, item 75
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Unharmed crucifix amid total ruins, Lucy-le-Bocage, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 76
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Grave of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt, undated

  • Box 1, item 77
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Captured German machine guns on road from Villers-Cotterets to Soissons, undated

  • Box 1, item 78
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A haul of 1900 German prisoners, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 79
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The Place des Halles, St. Mihiel, undated

  • Box 1, item 80
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The Stars and Stripes flying over Ehrenbreitstein on the Rhine, undated

  • Box 1, item 81
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On the Moselle - 89th division doughboys resting before review, Treves, undated

  • Box 1, item 82
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U.S. army tractor ascending Rhine bank near Coblenz, undated

  • Box 1, item 83
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Gen. Pershing decorating officers of 89th div., Treves, undated

  • Box 1, item 84
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Yankee troops in London, undated

  • Box 1, item 85
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Arch of Triumph on victory day, undated

  • Box 1, item 86
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Sons of France on Parade in Paris, undated

  • Box 1, item 87
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Plenary session of peace conference, undated

  • Box 1, item 88
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Galerie des Glaces, Versailles, undated

  • Box 1, item 89
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Leaving Palace of Versailles, undated

  • Box 1, item 90
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Some of our two million fighters ready for home, Brest, France, undated

  • Box 1, item 91
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U.S. Transport Leviathan, largest ship afloat, undated

  • Box 1, item 92
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U.S. soldiers ready for the abandon ship drill, undated

  • Box 1, item 93
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Nursing wounded heroes back to health, convalescent hospital no. 5, New York, undated

  • Box 1, item 94
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Fighters who broke the Hindenburg line parading down Fifth Avenue, undated

  • Box 1, item 95
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Happy reunion for soldier fathers, undated

  • Box 1, item 96
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The American cemetary at Belleau Wood, undated

  • Box 1, item 97
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America's unknown soldier comes home to his native soil, undated

  • Box 1, item 98
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Military heroes of World War at Kansas City, undated

  • Box 1, item 99
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Conference delegates in session, Continental Hall, Washington, D.C. , undated

  • Box 1, item 100
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