Because of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s interest in stereographic photography, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum holds a large collection of stereo slides. The majority of the 1,154 slides were taken during the years 1948-1958 by Eisenhower and members of his staff using a Realist Stereo Camera made by the David White Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The collection documents events from his personal life as well as major news events. Slides relate to the personal interests, family, and social life of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower as well as friends and acquaintances. There are slides of friends, members of their staff and business associates, either appearing alone or as a group with the Eisenhower’s. Other slides taken during official SHAPE trips include scenic views as well as official functions, and military inspections. There are slides of places and scenes, primarily scenic in nature, including views of Camp David, Maryland; Abilene, Kansas; and the Augusta National Golf Course. Slides taken of historic events include coverage of the 1952 Presidential Campaign, the 1953 Inauguration, as well as international events such as the 1953 Bermuda Conference and the funeral of King George VI in 1952.