Gems of American life. -- Bethlehem, Pa. : F.L. Stuber, c1870-c1871.

9 photographic prints on stereo cards : stereograph ; 9 x 18 cm.

Evidently an incomplete series titled "Gems of American Life," in which there are subseries (indicated by labels on verso), such as "American Beauties" and "The Young Housekeeper." Handwritten numbers on verso: no. 14, 15, 20, 21, 31, 570-572, 576.

Subject: Stiffly posed sentimental images of American women. Includes portraits of Hattie Chase and Julia Townsend, referred to as "American Beauties."

Copyright deposit.

Gems of American life:  Series title printed on each item (1B2.2).

9 photographic prints:  Only the number of items in hand are recorded (3B3).

Evidently an incomplete series titled:  A note regarding the series and the subseries, including information on its completeness and the specific numbers (5B11).

Item with its own title proper and subseries title, from collection described above (Reference Illustration 8):

Hattie Chase. -- Bethlehem, Pa. : F.L. Stuber, c1871.

1 photographic print on stereo card : stereograph ; 9 x 18 cm. -- ( Gems of American life. American beauties ; no. 15)

Subseries title from printed label on verso. "No. 15" handwritten on verso.

In Lot 3527.

Hattie Chase:   Title proper of an item in a collection having a series title.

Gems of American life. American beauties ; no. 15:  Series title, subseries title, and number within the series are recorded in the series area (4B1, 4D1, 4E).  There would be tracings for the series and subseries so that a catalog user could find the item under these titles as well as its own title proper.

See also:

Sample Descriptions in the 1982 Edition