Stereoview Collection Stereoview Collection, 1865, n.d. Ms.2017.056

Stereoview Collection, 1865, n.d. Ms.2017.056


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Stereoview Collection 1865, n.d.
0.2 Cubic Feet, 1 box
English .

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Stereoview Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [item], Stereoview Collection, Ms2017-056, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Initial items in the Stereoview Collection were purchased by Special Collections in 2015 and 2017. Additional items may be added as they are acquired.

Processing Information

Initial processing, arrangement, and description of the Stereoview Collection was completed in October 2017.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes stereoviews, mostly of Civil War-era or Civil War-related images. Items in the collection are individually described in the contents list of the finding aid.

Please note: Stereoviews can be viewed without equipment, but Special Collections does have a stereoscope available upon request.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African Americans -- History
  • Civil War
  • Libby Prison
  • Photographs
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Container List

box 1 item: 1
Black Musicians
n.d. (c.1861-1865?)
Scope and Contents

Stereoview of a camp scene in which the focal point is five Black musicians. The banjo player and the guitarist are centered, the tamborine man on the outside, the instruments of the other two is difficult to determine. the left image is slightly undertrimmed

box 1 item: 2
Libby Prison
Scope and Contents

Period stereoview by E. & H. T. Anthony, 1865, on yellow mount with title on the reverse, "Libby Prison, North side, Richmond, Va. published by E. & H. T. Anthony, # 3161"

box 1 item: 3
n.d. (c.1861-1865?)
Scope and Contents

Stereoview of a Vivandière playing her drum. Identified on the reverse with a paper label "The Daughter of the Regiment." Vivandieres, sometimes known as cantinieres, were women who followed the army to provide support for the troops. Often, a vivandiere would have been a young woman the daughter of an officer or wife of a non-commissioned officer who wore a uniform and braved battles to provide care for wounded soldiers on the battlefield.

box 1 item: 4
VPI Corps of Cadets
Scope and Content

Stereoview of VPI Corps of Cadets in South Carolina, passing President Roosevelt, 1902.