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CO-OPERATIVE VIEW COMPANY
St. Paul, Minnesota

The Co-Operative View Company was a St. Paul, Minnesota publishing company that issued stereoviews from the 1890’s to about 1910. They were quite prolific in the late stereoview period, competing directly with the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood. Their numbers reach into the 7,000’s, and the views, like Keystone, are on gray, curved mounts. Scenic views were their specialty with subjects such as Idaho, Utah, New York, the San Francisco Earthquake, mining views, animals, and genre. Most photos are credited to R. E. Steele, with a few to W.S. Smith.

Their Yellowstone coverage is particularly noteworthy. The views were of interesting subject matter. The numbering is continuous from #7219-7255. Within that set, they issued a subset with parenthesis numbering. It appears to go from 1-33, but may go slightly higher. Minor variations in styles would indicate multiple printings of these views.


7343 (23) Laundry Pool - Your Washing done while you wait. Yellowstone Park.
Copyright 1907, by R. E. Steele.

Pictured is the standard view type by the Co-Operative View Co. This spring labeled "Laundry Pool" is actually Chinaman Spring located on geyser Hill near Lion Geyser.


Co-Operative View Co. Boxed Set Verso.

Here is an example of the company’s boxed set reverse style. Notice the -34- at the top center. This was the view’s position in the set.


Co-Operative View Co. Standard Issue Verso. .

Above is the standard reverse style for non-boxed set views. It is worth noting that this is the same view as view #34, however this one has a completely different description.


CO-OPERATIVE VIEW COMPANY VIEWLIST


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