PALESTINE's STEREO PHOTOGRAPHERS & PUBLISHERS
A list of the early known photographers
and publishers that worked / traveled in Palestine in the early era of
photography. It is not an academic research but rather my personal "research"
in stereoviews I have and some more references:
* The dates here are the known activity
(NOT LIFE) years in Palestine (or at all)
The AMERICAN STEREOSCOPIC Co.
Two publishers used that same name... I don't realy know who's who (maybe
when I'll have more time for research)
(USA) Niagara falls
Awards the Photographer won in 1873 (as printed on back of his card)
was active from a studio in Beirut (Lebanon)
Stereoviews are marked with BK, Published by
J. ANDRIEU (?) - later in that list
CAMPBELL A. S. Elizabeth, N.J. (USA)
Known for his NewYork and NJ street scenes (did he visited Palestine or
just published other photos?)
His stereoviews are marked with EL, Produced fine series on France and
M. Davis worked for Kilburn as a photographer from 1880, from 1900 managed
DREW C & G H
Photographers, publishers and dealers that worked in Boston (not
sure if visited Palestine..or just published other pic.)
Frith's works were also published by Negretti & Zambra
GOOD Frank Mason
published "EASTERN SERIES", Also, his photos were published by many
publishers in various qualities
GRAVES Carlton H.
"UNIVERSAL SERIES" and "UNIVERSAL Photo
GRIFFITH & GRIFFITH George W.
Published more than 10,000 (on many subjects) views including box-sets
INGERSOLL, T. W.
Produced mainly colored-copy-lithographs (low quality and collector's
JARVIS James F.
Produced and printed until 1897 when was purchased by U&U
His stereoviews are marked with JA, Photographed in Europe, Near East,
Egypt, Algeria and produced more than 900 titles.
KELLEY (E. W. KELLEY)
KEYSTONE VIEW COMPANY
1890-1930s (The firm survived until the 1960's)
The largest publisher in Usa. Purchased Underwood&Underwood (listed
here too), H.C. White, Kilburn and other's negatives. Published views from
(generaly) two periods:
- early 1890's-1900's Palestine series (original
- later 1920's views (Palestine is now ruled by the British
empire) and late reprints of early U&U negatives (with an updated description)
*non Palestine views were produced and used for a long
period of time for commercial, scools and training.
An early Keystone label
a late Keystone label
of JAFFA from the sea. Keystone (and others) used half the negative
to print magic-lantern slides
see also Davis James in the list (who managed the Kilborn campany after
NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA
early publishers of works made by a number of photographers
RAU William H.
As a photographer assisted E. L. Wilson in his "SCENES IN THE ORIENT"
(1880) later was published by Kelley and Universal View
REALISTIC TRAVELS COMPANY
(ENGLAND) 1900s-1918 (WWI)
Special: with the British troops during World War I : in stereo - (in Palestine
and other areas at war) - but started much earlier
STROHMEYER & WYMAN
NY (USA) 1890s
publishers. was purchased later by Underwood&Underwood
NY (USA) 1860s
UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD (USA)
The largest publisher of the 1900's: producing 25,000 views a day! and
many stereoscopes (viewers) too. Published very successful sets of 25,
100 or 300 views in boxes (designed like books) accompanied by a book and
maps including: "Traveling in the Holy Land thru the StereoScope",
"Jerusalem thru the StereoScope" and "life of Jesus".
The guide book & maps of U&U box-set of stereoviews
WASSON C. L. International view Co.
Published more than 10,000 views (on many subjects) including box-sets
WILSON Edward L.
WOODWARD C.W. (USA)
1870s (Union View Co.)
WRIGHT M.E. (Excelsior Stereoscopic
Tours) ENGLAND 1890-1900s
Because of the popularity of the Holy land (and a nice profit from
the "HolyLand" as a religious and exotic subject) many publishers produced
stereoviews of the area. Some, of high quality and some low (lithos and
colored printed stereoviews). Many without any identification, no
publisher-name, no photographer and sometimes even without any description
Stereoviews (from my collection)
Book: Photographic Heritage of the Holy Land 1839-1914 *
by Eyal Onne (1980)
Book: The World of STEREOGRAPHS * by Willian DARRAH (1977)
Book: StereoViews - illustrated history & price guide
* by John Waldsmith (1991)
Book: Photography in Palestine in the 1930s-40s
* by Rona Sela (2001)
Daguerreian Registry (Americans only)
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