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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

Underwood & Underwood

Anglo-Boer War Stereoscopic Views

Published: Underwood & Underwood, US, 1900

Edition: 1st

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Published by Underwood & Underwood, 1900. 85 no loose undated stereoscopic cards (90 x170mm) without a case depicting views of the South African War.

Almost of all of these are of the British troops engaged in the war in South Africa. They are in very good condition and have lengthy captions on the reverse the photographs. Printed on the left hand side of the card – sold only by Underwood & Underwood, publisher, US.

Underwood & Underwood was an early producer and distributor of stereoscopic and other photographic images, and later was a pioneer in the field of news bureau photography.

At one time, Underwood & Underwood was the largest publisher of stereo views in the world, producing 10 million views a year. The Underwood brothers developed a selling system of thorough canvassing using college students. 

By 1910, Underwood & Underwood had entered the field of news photography. Due to this expansion, stereograph production was reduced until the early years of World War I. Altogether Underwood & Underwood produced between 30,000 and 40,000 stereographic titles. In 1920 stereograph production was discontinued and Underwood & Underwood sold its stereographic stock and rights to the Keystone View Company.


  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 90cm x 170cm
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 020 8997 9894
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal
  • Trade Associations: PBFA IOBA

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