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Other: Keystone 
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The Keystone View Company was active from 1892 and 1963 and recorded global diversity and the key moments of history. The Keystone-Mast archive of 350,000 items is housed at the University of California Riverside in the California Museum of Photography (UCR -CMP) and is claimed to be the largest collection of stereoscopic prints and negatives in the world. 
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Meadville, PA, US 
The KeystoneDepth of the University of Washington and Google Research used advanced image analysis and AI to clean 37,239 Keystone stereographs taken between 1864 and 1966.
[9-6] *"Publishers of National and International Stereo Views"; major view photogs. & pubs.; issued ~50,000 broad coverage views, scy., genre, special interest topics; many boxed sets; many staff photographers; purchased negs. from many photogs. such as Kilburn, U&U, said to have about 2 million negs by 35. Founded by B.L. Singley, 92; last surviving co. making card views, into 70s; neg. archives 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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Images from the Keystone-Mast Collection 
This contains the archive of the Keystone View Company of Meadville, PA (active from 1892-1963) and houses 350,000 items of which there are digitized images for about 18,000 images and searcxhable records for 24,000. (April 2010) 
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