Lot of approx. 136 from publishers including J.F. Jarvis, Keystone View Company, Underwood & Underwood, and Webster & Albee. Wide range of subject matter, including views of American battleships, domestic scenes, landmarks and points of interest in the United States and abroad, and political figures such as William McKinley, Ida McKinley, Grover Cleveland, Allen G. Thurman, and George Dewey. Collection notably features twenty-three views of World War I, including French soldiers in trenches, Russian troops on review, the gruesome aftermath of a supply train bombing, battlefield carnage, German POWs, and two American soldiers holding their infant children, likely for the first time. Among the other highlights are scenes of Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Riders"; the interior of a military hospital in Hiroshima, Japan; and an elderly man celebrating his 101st birthday. Also with two partial sets of serialized views published by the H.C. White Co. in 1902. The first series captures scenes from a wedding, while the other tells the story of another couple's marital infidelity.
Variable conditions, including views staining, soiling, warping, puckering, and wear/loss to edges.
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