Collection of Lantern Slides of Europe, Mexico, and the United States

Huntington Library. Photo Archives
Huntington Library. Photo Archives
Photograph Collections, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Lantern Slides of Europe, Mexico, and the United States
Dates: ca. 1890-1920
Collection Number: photCL 519
Creator/Collector: Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921; Platz, Max; Singley, B. L. (Benjamin Lloyd); White, Hawley C.; Underwood & Underwood
Extent: 84 lantern slides in 2 boxes; lantern slides 8 x 10 cm. (3 x 4 in.). See itemized list under "Additional collection guides"
Repository: Huntington Library. Photo Archives
San Marino, California 91108
Abstract: This collection depicts images of Switzerland, England, Mexico, Washington D.C., and New England. Thirty-two of the 84 slides were made by the Art and Travel Company based in Chicago.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Collection of Lantern Slides of Europe, Mexico, and the United States. Huntington Library. Photo Archives

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes images of Harvard University; the rural scenery of New England; murals in the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institute; the Washington Monument; the United States Capitol building; the Liberty Bell; an Eskimo mother and her child; gardens; portraits of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Eliza Allen Clark, W. C. Bryant, and James Whitcomb Riley; two Christmas themed scenes; and working men of African and Chinese descent. Photographers of this collection include the McIntosh Stereopticon Company, Samuel Townsend, L. Manasse, F. Jay Haynes, Max Platz, B. L. Singley, Hawley C. White, and Underwood & Underwood.

Indexing Terms

African American men
Harvard University
Liberty Bell
Library of Congress
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916
Cambridge (Mass.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
New England
Yellowstone National Park
Washington (D.C.)
Lantern slides

Additional collection guides