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World War Through the Stereoscope

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.178

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Scope and Contents

100 photographic prints on stereo cards (stereographs, b&w ; 9 x 18 cm. in case 19 x 19 cm) from the Keystone View Company's Stereographic Library Series (Rare Book Call No. D522 .W67). The slides were produced in 1923, but the photographs were taken from 1914-1921.

The stereoscopic views depict World War I scenes with lengthy captions (on back of cards). Included are images of battlefields and trenches, armaments, cavalry, buildings, hospitals and cemeteries, dirigibles, German prisoners, and Treaty of Versailles. Mainly images from France, but also Belgium, Germany, Turkey (Gallopoli), London, training in the U.S., ships at sea, and one view of submarines, battleships, and torpedo boats in San Diego Bay.

(Mss. Acc. 2009.178)


  • Creation: circa 1914-1923


Language of Materials



0.10 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:


Related Materials

Dr. Kelvin Ramsey Collection of Stereoviews (MS 00009), Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries.

Keystone View Company Collection Tour of the World (MS 00008), Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries.

Physical Description

100 stereographs


Other Information:

Described in the Swem Library online catalog under Call No. D522 .W67

Processing Information:

Accessioned and processed in May 2009 by special collections staff. Rare book catalog record created by Content Services, May 2009.

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository