Clarke E. Leverette Collection

Dates: 
1873-1980

Stereographic Cards

The production of stereoscopic views became a colossal commercial industry in the nineteenth century. Through the use of twin photographs and a customized viewer, they had the ability of recreating the illusion of depth. Stereocards were sold for a variety of purposes; however, they became a staple in the souvenir market.

The Clarke E. Leverette Collection is a significant and comprehensive stereoscopic collection held at the University of Guelph's Archival & Special Collections. The collection houses thousands of stereo views produced by world renowned publishers such as Underwood & Underwood and the Kilburn Brothers.

While the Clarke E. Leverette Collection does depict a wide variety of subjects, including views of the University of Guelph, portraits, and travel views from across the globe, a significant portion of the collection includes travel views of Scotland and souvenirs specifically dedicated to Scottish travel.The Clarke E. Leverette Collection is a significant and comprehensive stereoscopic collection held at the University of Guelph's Archival & Special Collections. The collection houses thousands of stereo views produced by world renowned publishers such as Underwood & Underwood and the Kilburn Brothers.

The collection consists of 19th and early 20th century stereoscopic cards, Viewmaster stereoscopic picture cards and Kodachrome (1940s-1980s), issues of "Stereo World" magazine (1974-1980), indexes, articles, price lists, and catalogues for stereographics created in the United States, photographs, and varaious other related published material.

Extent: 

Over 7000 stereoscopic cards and approximately 132 cm of textual and graphic material. 

Type(s) Of Materials: 
Audiovisual Material
Photographs
Published Material
Unpublished Material and Manuscripts
How To Access: 

This collection is available for viewing on-site in Archival & Special Collections during our regular business hours.