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Dr. Robert King and Deena Barlev Holy Land stereoscope cards

 Collection
Identifier: MS2243
This collection contains stereoscopic images of locations and scenes of the Holy Land and Palestine. The stereoscope cards date from 1896 to 1904. Several of the sets of stereoscopic images have descriptions of their subject printed on the back of the card, though some simply have a location or no additional information. A few of the stereoscope cards are numbered, corresponding to the book, Palestine through the Stereoscope, published by Underwood & Underwood, which provides a description and additional information. This book is shelved separately in Special Collections.

Nearly all of the images are copyrighted to Underwood & Underwood, a Kansas/New York City-based company founded by brothers Bert and Elmer Underwood in 1880. The company was bought by the Keystone View Company in the late 1910s.

Any oversized cards in the collection come from the series "Scenes of the Orient, 1882," created by Edward L. Wilson. These are more slightly more rare than the Underwood & Underwood cards.

Dates

  • 1896-1904

Creator

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Extent

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains stereoscopic images of locations and scenes of the Holy Land and Palestine. The stereoscope cards date from 1896-1904. Several of the sets of stereoscopic images have descriptions of their subject printed on the back of the card, though some simply have a location or no additional information. A few of the stereoscope cards are numbered, corresponding to the book, Palestine through the Stereoscope, which provides a description and additional information.

Biographical Note

Dr. Robert King, Deena Barlev, and their daughter, are all graduates of George Washington University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Robert King and Deena Barlev, 2007 (Accession 2007.074)

Bib#

8286374
Title
Guide to the Dr. Robert King and Deena Barlev Holy Land stereoscope cards, 1896-1904
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections and University Archives, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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