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A guide to the Hanscom photograph collection, circa 1880-1910
P79-064a (SAFR 19542)  
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Description
The Hanscom photograph collection, circa 1880-1910, bulk 1889-1895, (SAFR 19542, P79-064a) is mainly comprised of photographs of Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, showing shipyard activities, vessels, and stationary engines. The collection has been processed to the File Unit level with some Items listed, and is open for use.
Background
W.W. Hanscom (1869-1956) was a draftsman and electrical engineer, who was employed by Union Iron Works for over 20 years. He was the son of W.W. Hanscom (born 1840), who was one of the leading mechanical engineers of California in the late 19th century and a pioneer in early steam engine development.
Extent
387 items.
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.