University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the World War I Stereographs, circa 1916-1919

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Keystone View Company.
Title: World War I Stereographs
Dates: circa 1916-1919
Accession No.: 2004-06; 2006-233; 2017-026
Extent: approx. 285 stereographs
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Keystone View Company was founded in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1892. By 1905, it was the foremost producer of stereo views in the world. From 1892 to 1963 Keystone produced both educational and comic/sentimental view images using staff photographers whose work was not credited. In 1963 the company was sold and its home-sales stereographs division was closed.

Scope and Contents

Keystone View Company stereographs depict both the war in Europe and preparation and post-war activities in the United States. Included are scenes of soldiers, battles, hospitals, artillery and other weapons equipment, and key WWI military leaders. Leaders pictured include General Pershing, Marshall Foch, Madame and Marshall Joffre, General Dubail, President Wilson, Clemenceau, and British Prime Minister Lloyd George. Each stereograph is accompanied with a written description on the back of the card providing background information about the image.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Consult the Photographs Archivist for further information.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929--Photographs.
Dubail, Yvon, 1851-1934--Photographs.
Foch, Ferdinand, 1851-1929--Photographs.
Joffre, Joseph Jacques Césaire, 1852-1931--Photographs.
Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945--Photographs.
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948--Photographs.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924--Photographs.
Prisoners of war--1910-1920--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Balloons--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Battlefields--Belgium--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Battlefields--France--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Hospitals--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Peace--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Tank warfare--Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918--Trench warfare--Photographs.
Paris (France)--Photographs.
Versailles (France)--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

World War I Stereographs, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Detailed Description of the World War I Stereographs


Stereographs, circa 1916-1919

3S378 Scottish soldiers on Flanders' Fields
Bombing of supply train
U.S. soldiers at training camp
General Pershing
French 155 mm gun
French dirigible
Shells bursting in French village
U.S. transport ship "Leviathan"
Soldiers with cannon and artillery shell
Convalescent Hospital No. 5, New York
Soldiers at Great Lakes training camp
Burial ground in Belleau for American soldiers
Homecoming soldiers with newborns
M. Foch, General Pershing, Mme. Joffre, M. Joffre, and Gen. Dubail in Paris
Clemenceau, Wilson, and Lloyd George leaving Palace of Versailles
U.S. soldiers on submarine
12 in coast defense gun, Virginia
Gunner's watch at Castle Rheinstein, Germany
Russian troops on review
Training camp, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois
Entrenched Scots awaiting counterattack
Skeleton in No Man's Land
Waste at Chemin des Dames Battlefield, France
Desolation of battlefield at Berry au Bac, France
German prisoners captured by Americans
President Wilson addressing Congress
Belgian wounded at Antwerp hospital
War ruins in France
Verdun after battle
French soldiers resting in trenches
Wrecked Zeppelin
Dead German soldiers next to barbed wire
French Renault tanks
Grave of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt
Scottish soldiers on Flanders' Fields
3Y505a Approx. 250 additional World War I stereographs by the Keystone View Company