Paul A. Hughes Collection of Caribbean Stereographs
Scope and Content
- Hughes, Paul A. (Collector, Person)
The collection includes stereographs from two of the most important stereographic firms in the United States: Underwood & Underwood and Keystone View Company. Brothers Elmer and Bert Underwood founded Underwood & Underwood in 1880 in Ottawa, Kansas. Starting with door to door sales and eventually branching out into freelance photography work, the brothers' company grew large enough to relocate to New York City in 1891. At the turn of the century the firm was selling 300,000 stereographs a year. After stereograph production was discontinued in the 1920s, Underwood & Underwood sold its stereographic stock to the Keystone View Company.
1.2 Linear feet (2 Boxes)
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- Caribbean Area.
- Country life.
- Cuba -- Havana.
- Cuba -- Santiago de Cuba -- Castillo del Morro.
- Keystone View Company.
- Martinique -- Mount Pelée.
- Puerto Rico.
- Spanish-American War (1898).
- Sugar factories.
- Underwood & Underwood.
- electronic records (digital records)
- A Guide to the Paul A. Hughes Collection of Caribbean Stereographs
- Finding aid created by Ana D. Rodriguez and Richard Phillips. Updated November 2017 by Katiana Bagué. Updated January 2018 by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt.
- October 2015 (Updated July 2021)
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- Description is written in English.
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