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Underwood's Proof sheet of photographs for stereoviews of Tasmania.
Underwood & Underwood, ca 1905, New York: - Proof sheet of photographs for stereo cards of Tasmania. From the archives of Underwood & Underwood, some of the views were made into stereoviews, indicated by a check, and others were not used. 63 original tipped on photos, ca. 1905. Mounted on 5 folio sheets consecutively numbered illustrating Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston, New Norfolk, farm views, wharves, etc. Underwood & Underwood were founded in 1887 and were an American firm that made and sold stereo views and later rented images to newspapers and other publications. In 1895 they were the first to enter the education field with the production of stereo views and, in 1898, they began marketing the Underwood Travel System - boxed sets of views of a particular country with descriptions of the scenes printed on the back in 6 languages. They then began to hire photographers and buy images from all over the world. These proof sheets were used to choose the particular view selected for the stereo card. The numbers on the sheet were used to locate the negatives (mostly glass plate), which were kept in large files. The majority of the images are unpublished and most of the negatives were destroyed. Photos are mostly 3 3/4 x 4 1/4" mounted on both sides of 19 x 14 1/4" sheets, usually 6 to 9 on a side. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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