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POPULAR SERIES
[publishing city unknown]

Popular Series was a producer of low-quality pirate stereoviews during the 1870ís-1890ís. They had extensive coverage of United States and foreign scenery. Their production numbers must have been fairly high, as their views are still quite common today.

Their Yellowstone views are essentially in two styles. The rare style has a gray mount with red-lettering. Very few of these have been scene. The common style contains the elaborate titling "Popular Series" on both sides of the view front, on either tan or yellow/tan mounts. The mount color variation may be due to weathering and age. This more common style came in several sub-styles. The view titling is varied because the company did not remove the original photographers numbering or titling. Often the titles of T. W. Ingersoll or F. Jay Haynes are still plainly evident on the view.

Popular Series also issued a few color-tinted views of less than average quality.


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111 Yellowstone River, above Upper Falls.

A rare Popular Series gray mount with red lettering is this view of the Yellowstone River. The origin of the numbering is unknown.


Obsidian Cliff, Yellowstone Park.

The common style of Popular Series view looks like this image of Obsidian Cliff. It has a white title stripe on the lower right.


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1154.B PULPIT TERRACES SOUTHWARD

This view of Pulpit Terrace clearly has T. W. Ingersollís Blue Letter "B" Series numbering over the photo on the lower right. Many pirate companies issued the stolen photos "as is" with their original negative numbering.


Golden Gate Road, Yellowstone Park.

A color tinted view by Popular Series. Like so many before them, the quality of the coloring leaves something to be desired.


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