Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

MS 586
Carlson Family
Glass Plate Negative Collection, circa 1900

Descriptive summary

creator: Carlson Family
title: Glass Plate Negatives Collection
dates: circa 1900
extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 half-document box)
collection number: MS 586
repository: Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Carlson Family Glass Plate Negatives Collection, MS 586, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Biographical note

Members of the Carlson Family reside in Kingsley, Iowa.


Collection description

This collection (circa 1900) contains eighteen 4x5 silver gelatin glass plate negatives and five 5x7 silver gelatin prints. The images depict life on the prairie, including group scenes. Of special interest are several unidentified shots of ships, docks and factories.



The collection is arranged by media type: glass plate negatives and silver gelatin prints.


Container list







Glass plate negatives and prints (18- 4x5 silver gelatin glass plate negatives; 5- 5x7 silver gelatins prints)

circa 1900