Richard and Louise Hurckes Stereograph Collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
Collection of 33 stereograph images issued by various publishers, including images of animals, American scenes, staged domestic views and images of Hell. Most views are from the United States from approximately the 1870s, and some cards have hand coloring. Includes a French Diableries set of hell scenes that are tissue stereoviews in yellow floral frames. Also includes a wooden stereoscope with no indication of a manufacturer.
- Creation: approximately 1845-approximately 1895
- Hurckes, Richard W. (Person)
Materials are in English and French.
Conditions Governing Access
The Richard and Louise Hurckes Stereograph Collection are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Richard and Louise Hurckes Stereograph Collection are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of Richard and Louise Hurckes
Chicago area philanthropists.
Mary Louise Hurckes (1935-2012) and Richard W. Hurckes graduated from the University of Illinois and married in 1957. They supported a number of Chicago area organizations, leagues, and clubs.
0.7 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection of 33 stereograph images issued by various publishers, including images of animals, American scenes, staged domestic views and images of Hell. Includes wooden stereoscope.
Materials arranged by subject matter.
Collection Stack Location
1 22 6
Gift, Richard W. and Louise Hurckes, 2010.
Catherine Grandgeorge, 2019.
- Inventory of the Richard and Louise Hurckes Stereograph Collection, approximately 1845-approximately 1895
- Catherine Grandgeorge
- Language of description
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