Contents and Arrangement

Strohmeyer & Wyman, Stereoviews of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, 1898

2 folders
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of twenty-seven stereoviews picturing the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska, including the exposition's grounds and buildings, as well as attendees. Based on information provided in printed captions, views include a crowd in front of Government Building, waiting for a speech from William Jennings Bryan on Opening Day; Governor Silas A. Holcomb of Nebraska making the Opening Address; the "Midway" from the Administration Building; looking through the Colonnade towards the Liberal Arts Building; looking East from the Liberal Arts Building; the North side of the Court; Looking East on the Midway; "An Artistic Bit of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition" with statuary; the Fine Arts Building; "The Dome of the Government Building;" the International Hall; a Statue at the south end of the Machinery Building; the Colonnade East of the Manufacturers Building; and the Machinery and Electricity Building. The images also include night views of the grounds lighted with thousands of electrical lights and fireworks. Locations shown at night include the Horticultural Building, the Mine Building and Lagoon, Neptune Fountain and the Government Building, the Lagoon and Twin Towers, the Grand Court from Twin Towers; the Twin Towers themselves, and a "Magnificent Electrical Display," the Grand Court lit by electric light; a fireworks display; fireworks from the roof of the Mines Building; and a fireworks display described as "Feathery Fronds of Flame."


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.

Collection History


Purchased from William Reese Company in 2021 (AM 2022-010).


The collection is open and will continue to grow.


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lisa Yankowitz during the summer and fall of 2010 . The finding aid was written by Lisa Yankowitz in January 2011 and is regularly updated with new acquisitions by Faith Charlton, Kelly Bolding, and Armando Suárez.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Strohmeyer & Wyman, Stereoviews of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001621

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Existence and Location of Copies

Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.

Subject Terms:
Exhibitions -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Photographs.
Genre Terms:
Stereoscopic photographs -- 19th century
Omaha (Neb.) -- History -- 19th century -- Photographs.