Keystone Views - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Keystone Views was a publishing company owned by photographer B. L. Singley, who got his start in 1892 distributing stereoviews of a flood. Through 1897 Singley photographed all Keystone views, but after 1898 he hired dozens of photographers to travel the world taking pictures.

Keystone distinguished itself by pursuing the educational market, preparing teachers’ manuals to accompany their stereograph and glass slide collections, and popularized the box sets initially introduced by Underwood & Underwood.

Later, when stereoviewing was declining, Keystone bought the stocks of the other major publishing companies -- including B. W. Kilburn, H. C. White, and Underwood & Underwood. As a result, Keystone had over 50,000 numbered views available by the 1930s.

Finally bowing to changing times, Keystone stopped regular production of stereographs in 1939, but filled individual orders until 1970.

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  1. Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - Keystone Views

    Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    A group of visitors demonstrate appropriate mountain attire while visiting Cloud Cap Inn on the northeast flank of Mount Hood. Learn More
  2. We'll Show 'Em how to Fell Big Trees - Keystone

    We'll Show 'Em How to Fell Big Trees - 1903

    "We'll Show 'Em how to Fell Big Trees", from a Keystone novelty glass slide. Learn More

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