The University of Virginia Anatomy Laboratory Lantern Slides collection
Scope and Contents
- 1920 - 1965
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Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for materials in Series I: Keystone View Company anatomy slides, has been assigned to the University of California Regents and is administered by University of California Riverside-California Museum of Photography (UCR-CMP). All requests for permission to publish reproductions from photographs or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to UCR-CMP.
The reproduction rights for materials in Series II: Cephalopagus presentation slides, are owned by an unknown individual, group, or institution. The University of Virginia does not have the right to publish or grant permission to publish these materials.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Historical Information for Anatomy Education at the University of Virginia
Historical Information for the Keystone View Company
The Keystone View Company, established in 1892 by amateur photographer B.L. Singley, was a distributor of stereographic images and lantern slides. At the height of its success, the Keystone View Company dominated the stereographic image market, operated branch offices in multiple cities, and sent photographers to all corners of the globe.
B.L. Singley initially founded the Keystone View Company in Meadville, Pennsylvania as a vehicle for mass producing and distributing prints of his own photographic works. Six years after the company's founding, Keystone began to produce stereographic images and would rapidly become a leader in this form of media.
By 1905, the Keystone View Company had become a world leader in stereoscopic imagery and sold nearly 20,000 views depicting a wide range of subjects. However, company leaders recognized that popular demand for stereoscopic images would decline as motion pictures became more widely available to the public and sought a new market for their product. Ultimately, the Keystone View Company decided to enter the educational products market. Between 1905 and 1963, the company produced hundreds of educational lantern slide and stereograph sets and aggressively marketed them directly to schools including the University of Virginia.
In 1963, the Keystone View Company, plagued by declining sales, was bought by the Mast Development Company. The Mast Development Company later donated the archives of the Keystone View Company, which consists of over 350,000 photographic and print items, to the University of California Riverside, where they reside today.
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- A Guide to the University of Virginia Anatomy Laboratory Lantern Slides Collection, circa 1920-1965
- A Collection in Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, MS-55
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