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A guide to the Robert S. Boyns photographs, 1883-1911
P78-318a (SAFR 23375)  
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Item No. 1.  Sailing and steam vessels on San Francisco Bay, California, as seen from a distance, 1883-1911

Creator/Collector: Boyns, Robert S.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in. Tape has deteriorated; glass cover has separated from the glass plate containing the image. The cover is broken; the top edge is missing and the lower right corner has broken off.

Scope and Content Note

Photographed on New Year's morning, year not specified.
Caption: New Year's Morning on San Francisco Bay.
Glass storage

Item No. 2.  Fairfield (built 1855; scow schooner) underway, starboard quarter view, on San Francisco Bay, California, 1883-1911

Creator/Collector: Boyns, Robert S.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in. Tape has deteriorated; glass cover has separated from the glass plate containing the image.

Scope and Content Note

A dinghy is tied up behind the vessel. Another scow schooner is partially visible in the background.

Related Material

Classified photographs B07.21810 and B07.14515 appear to be copy negatives made from P78-318a, Item 2.
Glass storage; Shared collection box

Item No. 3.  Boat rigged with a lateen sail underway, starboard quarter view, on San Francisco Bay, California, 1883-1911

Creator/Collector: Boyns, Robert S.
Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.; 1 black-and-white preservation contact negative, 4 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white copy print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Two men are aboard. A two-masted schooner is underway in the background.