Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Young, Roddo Y.[1, 2]

Male 1871 - 1955  (84 years)

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  • Name Young, Roddo Y. 
    Born 1871  [3
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1900  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    725 Broadway
    New York, NY
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898?  Dawson City, YT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1955  [3
    Association American Stereoscopic Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I330  Camera Workers | Y, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2016 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial; Publisher.
    • FORMATS: Stereographs.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He owned the American Stereoscopic Company, a publisher of stereograph cards. The company was based in New York City. According to Davis, Greenhill and LaFountain (2015), he was a graduate of Brown University and a former Rhode Island public school teacher. He was granted U.S. patent no. 672,609 on 23 Apr 1901 for a stereoscope attachment. On 24 Oct 1916 a Roddo Y. Young, likely the same person, was issued a land patent (serial no. MTHVR 0027109) in Hill County, Montana, for 320 acres. [5, 6, 7]
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Name appears on stereograph reprint by T.M. Visual Industries Inc. (Set No. 807, Women's Lib & Alaska Gold Rush).

  • Sources 
    1. [S642] Stereoscopes by R. Y. Young Company, Del Phillips, (Del Phillips, 2006).

    2. [S276] Elder and Grainger (1989), Ken L. Elder and John H. Grainger, (Ketchikan, AK: Tongass Publishing, 1989).

    3. [S843] New York Public Library P&P Online Catalog (Web site), (New York Public Library) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S844] TRO00, (New York, NY: Trow Directory, 1900), 17 (Reliability: 3), 20 Dec 2016.
      "Am. Stereoscopic Co. (Roddo Y. Young, propr.) 725 B'way"

    5. [S841] Google Patents (Web site) (Reliability: 3).
      U.S. patent no. 672,609; patented 23 Apr 1901. URL:

    6. [S840] Land Patents (Web site) (Reliability: 3).
      Land patent issued to Roddo Y. Young, Hill County, Montana. URL:

    7. [S842] Davis, Greenhill and LaFountain (2015), ed. by John Davis, Jennifer A. Greenhill and Jason D. LaFountain, (Chichester, Eng.: John Wiley and Sons, 2015), 228 (Reliability: 3), 20 Dec 2016.
      URL accessed 20 Dec 2016: