Photo Collection (PC) 150

View-Master & Reels

1946-1951

Acquisition And Processing Information

The View-Master and reels in this collection were donated to MASC by Trevor James Bond on July 16, 2012, and processed by University Archivist Mark O'English that day.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 1 box

Linear feet of shelf space: .5

Approximate number of reels: 100

History

View-Masters date to 1939, created by Sawyer's Photo Services. A View-Master is basically a stereoscopic viewer designed to view seven pairs of film images, rather than pairs of printed photographs that a traditional stereoscopic viewer would view. During the 1940s and 1950s they became very popular; the most common subject of View-Master reels tended to be scenic views of tourist destinations.

Collection Description

The collection consists of 100 View-Master reels and one View-Master viewer (Model C, black). The collection is intended primarily as a photographic artifact rather than as a true historic resource, though reels 108, 112, 116, 145, and 151 are all with the Pacific Northwest scope that the MASC's collections usually cover. The images collected here primarily cover the western United States, the northeastern USA and southerneastern Canada, and Mexico.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in the numberical items corresponding to the original numbers printed on the items. A few items which have series and then numbers within that series are located at the end of the collection, alphabetically by series identifier and then by number.

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright applies.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
View-Master & Reels, 1946-1951 (PC 150)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Container List

Reel # Title
16 Bryce Canyon National Park I
17 Bryce Canyon National Park II (2 copies)
36 Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim
51 Garden of the Gods
53 Park of the Red Rocks
58 Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940
61 Hawaiian Hula Dancers I (2 copies)
62 Hawaiian Hula Dancers II (2 copies)
63 Honolulu (2 copies)
64 Island of Oahu (2 copies)
65 Island of Hawaii, Kona Side
66 Island of Hawaii (2 copies)
67 Island of Maui (2 copies)
68 Tropical Flowers of Hawaii I (2 copies)
69 Tropical Flowers of Hawaii II (2 copies)
70 Tropical Flowers of Hawaii III (2 copies)
71 Hawaiian National Park, Island of Hawaii
72 Island of Kauai (2 copies)
73 Waikiki, Island of Oahu
76 Mt. Vernon, Home of George Washington (2 copies)
81 Niagara Falls
82 Niagara Falls in Winter
108 Rainier National Park, Paradise Side II
112 Redwood Highway II
116 Sequoia National Park II
122 Mormon Temple Tabernacle & Grounds, Salt Lake City
126 Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon Area
126 Yellowstone National Park, Lakes & Canyons
127 Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Area
127 Yellowstone National Park, Waterfalls & Animals
129 Yellowstone National Park, Geysers & Pools
136 Washington D.C.
137 Washington D.C.
145 Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland, I
151 Columbia River Highway (2 copies)
156 New York City I
157 New York City II
158 Rockefeller Center & Empire State Building, New York City
181 Colonial Williamsburg
183 Lake Tahoe
194 Beautiful Caverns of Luray, VA I
195 Beautiful Caverns of Luray, VA II
198 San Francisco (3 copies)
206 Sun Valley in Winter
234 Cave of the Winds
238 Royal Gorge, Colorado
245 Pike's Peak
246 Denver & Denver Mountain Parks
265 White Mountains
268 The Mohawk Trail
272 Vermont State, North Section
274 Mt. Monadnock, Autumn Foliage
275 The Mohawk Trail
277 Autumn Foliage of New England
280 Historic Plymouth
318 Banff National Park, Alberta
351 Historic Philadelphia & Valley Forge
376 Toronto, Ontario
383 Quebec City I
504 Taxco
506 Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Tenayuca
507 Monte Alban & Mitlan Ruins, Oaxaca
514 Tule Tree Fair, Oaxaca
516 Lake Pátzcuaro
517 Vicinity of Mexico City
518 Cuernavaca & Vicinity
520 Chichen-Itza, Mayan Ruins, Yucatan
523 Mexican Bullfight
524 Charros, Costumes & Dances of Mexico
671 Rio de Janeiro & Copacabana Beach
1012 The Tower of London
2014 Lucerne
2015 Making Swiss Cheese
2017 St. Moritz
A-8303 Car and Carriage Caravan, Luray, Virginia III
A-9743 Tiki Gardens, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida III
A-9843 The Golden Triangle, Florida Gulf Coast. Clearwater. III
B-3152 Lady and the Tramp. II
B-3153 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. III
CH-6A The Birth of the Savior. I
CH-6B The Birth of the Savior. II
SP-9042 Estes Park & Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado
SP-9043 National Monuments of Western Colorado
SP-9055 Prehistoric Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde, Colorado
WF-3 Alpine Wild Flowers, Western U.S.A.