This is a work in progress to compile as comprehensive as possible a listing numbers and titles of individual H.C. White Company stereographs of Arizona. Each listing will include a brief biographical overview, in addition to the checklist of stereoviews complied to date.

The H.C. White Company was founded in 1899 by Hawley C. White. White was an optician in New York City who moved to North Bennington, Vermont and established a factory to produce stereoscopes in 1874, though he didn’t start manufacturing stereographs until 1899, well after his competitors had mature production and distribution networks. The trademark for his stereographs was “The ‘Perfect’ Stereograph.” White’s background as a photographer and optician, and his strict quality control led him to produce some of the consistently finest quality stereographs of this era. White developed a heavily mechanized factory with an automated assembly line factory to produce large numbers of high quality stereographs. He added an innovation to the market, a series of 12 or 25 stereographs printed on photographic paper, but instead of mounting them on card stock, the views were packaged as a loose-leaf set known as a “Stereo–Pack.” White also produced boxed sets, but they are much rarer than those produced by Underwood & Underwood. 

H.C. White offered a series of images of the Grand Canyon taken between 1903 and 1906. A total of about 50 images were offered both individually and in 24-card sets. The company operated until about 1914. Their stereo negatives were acquired by the Keystone View Company and incorporated into their catalog. 

(from Arizona Stereographs 1865-1930 by Jeremy Rowe, 2014)

If you have additional information about the H.C. White Company publishing company, examples of stereographs that are not on this list, or variant titles for any of the numbers or captions I would appreciate hearing from you. Ideally, I would like to obtain either a Xerox copy or scan for my files as well.
Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

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PUBLISHER: H. C. White Co. Chicago, New York, London/Gen'l Office and Works, North Bennington, Vt. U.S.A. The "Perfect" Stereograph (Trade Mark)
DATE: 1903 - 06
MOUNT COLOR: dark gray

12201. Nature's Architecture, The Grand Canyon of the Colorado, from Sentinel Point, Arizona, U.S.A. 1906

12202. A region of Shadow and Mystery - Grand Canyon of the Colorado from Sentinel Point

12205. Bright Angel Cove and North Rim, A favorite view, Grand Canyon.

12206. N. W. down the Granite Gorge from Plateau below Bright Angel, Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A. 1905

12207. Descending the "Devil's Corkscrew," Lower Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon.

12208. Colorado River foot of Bright Angel Trail

12210. The approaching storm, 20 miles distant-In Bright Angel Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A. 1905

12211. Bright Angel Canyon, Looking across the Grand Canyon from O'Neil's Pt.

12212. The Rim of a Tremendous Abyss, O'Neil's Pt. (West down) to Pt. Sublime, Grand Canyon

12215. When the storm clouds hang low-across Grand Canyon, from Bright Angel, Ariz., U.S.A. 1906

12216. Carved by Nature's Mighty Forces - Grand Canyon from the Grand View Trail

12217. Nature's grandest sculpture-Grand Canyon from Grand View Pt., Arizona, U.S.A. 1906

12218. Grand View Pt., head of Grand View trail, one mile above the river, Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A.

12219. Descending the Copper Mine Trail-showing distant North rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A. 1905

12220. The "Double Crib" Copper Mine Trail, in the precipitous walls of the Grand Canyon

12224. Dendritic stalagmites in a limestone cave, Grand View trail into Grand Canyon, Arizona 1905

12227. Angel's Gate way and Newberry Terrace from the Plateau, Grand Canyon

12228. Newburg Terrace and Vishnu's Temple - showing non conformable granite

12229. Restless Muddy Waters of the Colorado, Grand Canyon

12230. One of Nature's Marvelous Monuments, Near Grand View on the Rim of the Grand Canyon

12233. Ayre's Peak, a detached mountain 5000 ft. high, in the Grand Canyon

12235. A Stupendous Spectacle, The Grand Canyon, N. W. from Hance's Cove

12236. Ayre's Peak and Cape Split from the rim trail.

12237. Most Treacherous of Earth Gulfs - Grand Canyon North over Red Canyon

12238. The Earth - Gulf of Arizona - Grand Canyon of the Colorado, S. W. from Bissel's Pt. USA.

12240. The winding Colorado, ENE up the river from Bissel's Pt., Grand Canyon of Arizona USA.

12241. Titan of Chasms - Grand Canyon from Moran's to Bissel's Pts. AZ. USA.

12244. On the brink of a tremendous principle, Grand View Trail, Grand Canyon of Arizona, USA.

12246. A vision of a lower world - a rift in the clouds, Grand Canyon of Arizona. USA.

12248. The dining room, El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon of Arizona, USA.

NOTE: Negative numbers run to 12252. but no views above 12248. have been located to date.

H. C. White offered an Arizona Set of 24 cards offered by number:

(1) 12201
(2) 12202
(3) 12205
(4) 12206
(5) 12207
(6) 12208
(7) 12210
(8) 12211
(9) 12212
(10) 12215
(11) 12216
(12) 12217
(13) 12218
(14) 12219
(15) 12224
(16) 12225
(17) 12227
(18) 12229
(19) 12230
(20) 12233
(21) 12235
(22) 12237
(23) 12238
(24) 12240

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