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Small-Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection, 1850-1920

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12,000 photographs of the Mid-Atlantic states New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from the 1850s to the 1910s, from the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the New York Public Library. The views show buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages as well as natural landscapes. They also depict agriculture, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes.

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The digitization and presentation of these materials by The New York Public Library were supported by an award from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition. Links marked * are to web pages mounted at the awardee institution. The digital images are also mounted at the awardee institution.

The source materials for this collection are housed in the Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs at The New York Public Library. For information about acquiring permission to copy any of this material, please read the guidelines on Copies and Permissions from New York Public Library.

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