Underwood & Underwood

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Underwood & Underwood was established in Kansas in 1880, and later moved to New York. The firm was one of the largest producers and distributors of stereoscopic cards, and later news photographs.

From the description of Underwood & Underwood stereographs of South Africa, circa 1899-1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367947675

Underwood & Underwood, located in Ottawa, Kansas, produced stereoscopes and stereoscopic images, starting in the early 1880’s, and later pioneered the field of news photography.

The Underwood brothers, Elmer (1859-1947) and Bert (1862-1943) began the company by selling stereoscopes door to door. By 1901, they were selling 300,000 stereoscopes a year and producing more than 25,000 cards a day. The company established branches in Baltimore, London, and Canada, and relocated their headquarters to New York City in 1891. They sold a large portion of their catalog to the Keystone View Company in 1920 and unincorporated in the early 1940’s.

From the guide to the Underwood & Underwood. Collection, 1899-1908, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf PH 8341, Hinckley, Gordon Bitner 1910-2008. James H. Moyle family photographs circa 1870-1939 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Stereo views, 1894-1906. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Kilburn, B. W. (Benjamin West), 1827-1909,. Collection of stereographs, circa 1893-1905. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf PH 7965, Underwood and Underwood (Photography Studio). The Latter-day Saints' Tour From Palmyra, New York, to Salt Lake City 1897-1905 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn King, Robert. Dr. Robert King and Deena Barlev Holy Land stereoscope cards, 1896-1904. George Washington University
creatorOf PH 4323, Underwood and Underwood (Photography Studio). The Latter Day Saint's Tour from Palmyra, New York to Salt Lake City 1904 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Collection, 1899-1908 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Keystone View Company. Keystone View Company lantern slides, ca. 1892-ca. 1912. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Stereoscopic views of China and Japan, 1901-1906, bulk 1904-1905. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Mathew B. Brady and Levin Corbin Handy Photographic Studios Collection, 1843-1957, circa 1860-circa 1935 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Elmendorf, Dwight L. (Dwight Lathrop), 1859-1929. Theodore Roosevelt Collection: visual materials, 185- -<ongoing>. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971,. Colonial Society of Massachusetts visual materials collection, ca. 1860-1961. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Strohmeyer & Wyman. War of 1898 stereoscopic picture collection, 1899. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
creatorOf Chicago Architectural Photo Company,. Photographs of the Chicago opera, ca. 1910-1932. Houghton Library
creatorOf Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. Elmo Scott Watson collection of photographs, 1875-1936. Newberry Library
creatorOf Gemmill, John Wells,. Spanish-American War photographs collection [graphic], 1895-1932; bulk: 1898-1902. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Wells collection of theatrical photographs, ca. 1890-1930. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Davis, James M. Stereoviews of Camp Alger during the Spanish-American War [graphic], 1898. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Natural Bridge stereograph, 1902 [graphic]. Appalachian State University, ASU
creatorOf Keystone View Company. Stereographs, ca. 1892- ca. 1930. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Moreland, Steven. California stereograph collection, 1906-1925. San Jose State University
creatorOf Keystone View Company. Stereographic card collection, 1860-1928. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood (New York, N.Y.). World War I photographs, 1914-1918. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides, circa 1900-1940 Oregon State University Libraries University Archives
creatorOf PH 2198, Underwood and Underwood (Photography Studio). The Latter Day Saint's Tour from Palmyra, New York to Salt Lake City 1904 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Brougher, Russel M., Mrs. Mrs. Russel M. Brougher photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection Bancroft Library
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Photographs, 1903-1973. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Stollman, Israel, 1924-2005. Israel Stollman collection of stereographs and postcards. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Photograph of Langston Hughes, 1922-1923. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf PH 4321, Underwood and Underwood (Photography Studio). The Latter Day Saint's Tour from Palmyra, New York to Salt Lake City 1904 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood (New York, N.Y.). Punitive Expedition into Mexico photographs, 1916. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood (N.Y.) (Photographer). Mt. Abram, guarding stage road between Ouray and Red Mountain (Colo.) lantern slide undated. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Pond, C. L. (Charles L.), 1832-1891. Sierra Nevada and Utah stereograph views [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn World War I miscellany, 1914-1986. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Underwood & Underwood stereographs of South Africa, circa 1899-1902. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Underwood, Elmer. Papers, 1936. University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
referencedIn Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941. Portrait photograph, ca.1900-1920. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood Agriculture Photonegative Collection National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
creatorOf PH 5511, Kilburn, B. W. photographer. Military stereographic views 1899-1909 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood (N.Y.),. Snow-streaked Mummy Range from Prospect Mt.: Estes Park (Colo.). Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Spanish-American War photographs collection, 1895-1932, 1898-1901 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Anka, Paul. Musicians Collection, 1727-1981, (bulk 1900-1940). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. India stereographs, 1903-1908. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Jenkins, Harold F. Trade catalogs of photography, 1883-1929. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf San José State University. World War I stereograph collection, 1914-1917. San Jose State University
creatorOf PH 9641, Church History Department (2008- ) Historic Sites Division. Historic Sites photograph collection. 2013-2014 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Jacobsen, Jacques Noel,. Jacques N. and Marion M. Jacobsen collection, 1882-1967 [graphic]. Alaska State Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Robert Dollar photographic portrait, 1925-1932. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Maritime Research Center, Maritime Library, Maritime Archives
creatorOf Levy, Albert. Historic architecture and landscape image collection, ca. 1865-1973. Aurora University, Phillips Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Photograph of Langston Hughes [graphic], 1925. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Stereo Travel Company. Stereographs of Ceylon and India, 1896-1908. Cornell University Library
creatorOf PH 4322, Underwood and Underwood (Photography Studio). The Latter Day Saint's Tour from Palmyra, New York to Salt Lake City 1904 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Keystone View Company. Stereographs, ca. 1892- ca. 1930. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Musicians Collection TXRC99-A17., 1727-1981, (bulk 1900-1940) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Camp, Charles Lewis, 1893-1975. Charles L. Camp collection of stereographs [picture]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Oregon State System of Higher Education. General Extension Division. Visual Instruction Department lantern slides, ca. 1900-1940. Oregon State University Libraries
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Photographs of the University of Virginia Centennial [manuscript], 1921. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Underwood & Underwood. Panama through the stereoscope : boxed stereo views, 1904. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Andrieu, J., 1816-after 1876. Stereograph Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alderman, Edwin Anderson, 1861-1931. person
associatedWith Amador Guerrero, Manuel, 1833-1909. person
associatedWith Assembly Hall (Salt Lake City) corporateBody
associatedWith Beehive House (Salt Lake City) corporateBody
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Brady, Matthew B., circa 1823-1896 person
associatedWith Brigham Young Cemetery (Salt Lake City) corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young Monument (Salt Lake City) corporateBody
associatedWith Brougher, Russel M., Mrs. person
associatedWith Bryan, John Stewart, 1871-1944 person
associatedWith Camp, Charles Lewis, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith Carthage Jail (Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Carthage Jail (Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Carthage Jail (Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Carthage Jail (Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Chandler, J. A. C. 1872-1934 person
associatedWith Church History Department (2008- ) Historic Sites Division corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, Westmoreland, 1859-1942 person
associatedWith First Presidency corporateBody
associatedWith First Presidency corporateBody
associatedWith Gardo House (Salt Lake City) corporateBody
associatedWith Handy, Levin C. (Levin Corbin), 1855-1932 person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 person
associatedWith Jacobsen, Jacques Noel, person
associatedWith Jarvis, J. F. b. 1850, person
associatedWith Joseph Smith Home (Manchester, Ontario, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jusserand, J. J. 1855-1932 person
associatedWith Keystone View Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Keystone View Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Keystone View Company. corporateBody
associatedWith King, Robert. person
associatedWith Kirtland Temple corporateBody
associatedWith Kirtland Temple corporateBody
associatedWith Kirtland Temple corporateBody
associatedWith Latter-day Saints University (Salt Lake City : 1901-1927) corporateBody
associatedWith Liberty Jail (Missouri) corporateBody
associatedWith Lion House (Salt Lake City) corporateBody
associatedWith Lund, Anthon Hendrik 1844-1921 person
associatedWith Mansion House (Nauvoo, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Moreland, Steven person
associatedWith Nauvoo House (Nauvoo, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nauvoo Temple (1840-1848) corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State System of Higher Education. General Extension Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State System of Higher Education. General Extension Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Roberts, Brigham Henry 1857-1933 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Saltair (Great Salt Lake) corporateBody
associatedWith Salt Lake City and County Building corporateBody
associatedWith Salt Lake Tabernacle corporateBody
associatedWith Salt Lake Temple corporateBody
associatedWith San José State University. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Joseph 1805-1844 person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph Fielding 1838-1918 person
associatedWith Snow, Lorenzo 1814-1901 person
associatedWith Stollman, Israel, 1924-2005 person
associatedWith Strohmeyer & Wyman, corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, John 1808-1887 person
associatedWith Underwood, Elmer. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia Rotunda (Charlottesville, Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933 person
associatedWith Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. person
associatedWith Wells, George Doane, collector. person
associatedWith Wells, Heber Manning 1859-1938 person
associatedWith Wight, Lyman 1796-1858 person
associatedWith Winder, John Rex 1821-1910 person
associatedWith Woodruff, Wilford 1807-1898 person
associatedWith Young, Brigham 1801-1877 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Panama
Mummy Range (Colo.)
Hill Cumorah (N.Y.)
Japan
Hill Cumorah (N.Y.)
Colorado--Larimer County
Great Salt Lake (Utah)
Great Salt Lake (Utah)
Panama (Panama)
Hill Cumorah (N.Y.)
Ouray (Colo.)
Virginia--Charlottesville
South Africa
Red Mountain (Colo.)
Virginia
Temple lot (Independence, Missouri)
Temple lot (Independence, Missouri)
Abrams Mountain (Colo.)
Colorado--Ouray County
Panama Canal (Panama)
Jerusalem
Prospect Mountain (Larimer County, Colo.)
Colorado
Subject
Driving of horse-drawn vehicles
Stagecoaches
Pamphlets
Forests and forestry
Valleys
Historic sites
Mountain roads
World War, 1914-1918
mountains,
Hopi Indians
World War, 1914-1918--Monuments--Photographs
Pageants--Photographs
Historic buildings
Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ
Photography--Landscapes
Carriages and carts
Dwellings
South African War, 1899-1902--Photographs
Occupation
Activity
Publishers
Photographers
Photography

Corporate Body

Active 1882

Active 1949

Norwegian,

French,

Russian,

Spanish; Castilian,

German,

English

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