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Her guardian angel, 1894

Identifier: MSS 7984 Item 2

Scope and Contents

Stereograph of a little girl and a woman in a robe, double exposed as to give the illusion of a guardian angel. Image was produced by B. L. Singley of the Keystone View Company in 1894.


  • 1894


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Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of spirit stereographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

B. L. Singley (1864-1938) was an American photography businessman.

Benneville Lloyd Singley was born on December 8, 1864 in Union Township, Pennsylvania to Andrew Singley and Caroline Sherman. Singley worked as a salesman for Underwood & Underwood, a stereographic and news photography company. In 1889 he married Anna Bell Caraway in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and together they had five children. In 1892, he founded The Keystone View Company as a distributor of stereographic images in Meadville. Singley passed away on November 15, 1938 in Meadville.

Administrative History

The Keystone View Company was an American stereographic image and equipment producer in Pennsylvania.

The Keystone View Company was established in 1892 in Meadville, Pennsylvania by B. L. Singley. The company produced stereoviews of educational and comic or sentimental themes. After its incorporation in 1905, the company began selling lantern slides and projection equipment as well. Keystone View Company became the largest stereograph producer, purchasing the negatives of most of its competitors between 1915 and 1921. In 1932 the company opened a new division to produce stereoscopic eye-testing and eye-training equipment. When the company was purchased in 1963 by Mast Development Company, only the eye-testing division was kept in operation. In 1972 the Meadville plant was closed.


1 stereograph : b&w

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States