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A guide to the Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) photograph album, 1897-1899
P01-026 (SAFR 23365)  
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Item No. 01.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), view looking aft on board, likely pierside at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 October 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" October 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 02.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), starboard bow view, pierside at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 March 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" March 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 03.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) just after launching from Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 January 22

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

CHITOSE is in the middle distance. An unidentified steamship is on the right. Other small spectator vessels also in view.
Caption: "Chitose" January 22nd 1898.
 

Item No. 04.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), port bow view, pierside at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 November 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" November 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 05.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), bow view, in dry dock, possibly at Hunters Point, San Francisco, California, 1898 December 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" December 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 06.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), broadside view, launching from Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 January 22

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The forward portion of the vessel is out of view. Spectators in row boats are in the foreground.
Caption: "Chitose" January 22nd 1898.
 

Item No. 07.  Medley of six portraits showing George W. Dickie, Robert Forsyth, Fred A. Gardner, James O'Brien Gunn, Henry T. Scott, and Irving M. Scott, circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

The six men were employees of Union Iron Works when CHITOSE (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) was built. George W. Dickie (bottom row, center) was Manager. Robert Forsyth (bottom row, left) was Chief Engineer. Fred A. Gardner (bottom row, right) was Guarantee Engineer of CHITOSE. James O'Brien Gunn (top row, right) was Secretary. Henry T. Scott (top row, center) was President and Treasurer. Irving M. Scott (top row, left) was Vice President and General Manager.
Caption: 1-Mr. H. T. Scott. President & Treasurer U. I. W. 2-Mr. I. M. Scott. Vice President & General Manager U. I. W. 3-Mr. J. O'B. Gunn. Secretary U. I. W. 4-Mr. G. W. Dickie. Manager U. I. W. 5-Mr. R. Forsth [sic]. Chief Engineer U. I. W. 6.-Mr. F. A. Gardner. Guarantee Engineer of the "Chitose" from U. I. W.
 

Item No. 08.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) during early stages of construction at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 May 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" May 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 09.  Portrait of Captain S. Sakuri, Inspector, Imperial Japanese Navy, circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 3.75 x 2.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Captain Sakuri is seated in a chair. He is dressed in a military uniform. Sakuri was involved with the construction of CHITOSE (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy).
Caption: Captain S. Sakuri. Inspecter [sic]. I.J.N.
 

Item No. 10.  Portrait of Lieutenant Y. Wadagaki, Inspector, Imperial Japanese Navy, circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 3.75 x 2.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Lieutenant Wadagaki is dressed in a suit. He was involved with the construction of CHITOSE (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy).
Caption: Lieutenant Y. Wadagaki. Inspecter [sic]. I.J.N.
 

Item No. 11.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) frame under construction, looking aft at keel level, at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 June 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" June 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 12.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) frame under construction, looking aft from an elevation, at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 July 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" July 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 13.  Medley of three portraits showing Captain K. Sakuri, Commander I. Mori, Chief Engineer T. Hirabe, and one group portrait of thirteen captains and officers, circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The men are members of the Japanese Imperial Navy and officers aboard CHITOSE (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy).
Caption: 1-Captain K. Sakuri. Captain of the "Chitose" I.J.N. 2-Commander I. Mori. Executive officer of the "Chitose" I.J.N. 3-Chief Engineer T. Hirabe. Of the "Chitose" I.J.N. 4-Captains & officers of the "Chitose" I.J.N.
 

Item No. 14.  Portrait of May Budd, circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 2.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

May Budd christened CHITOSE (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) at the vessel's launch on January 22, 1898. She was the niece of James Budd, Governor of California.
Caption: Miss May. Budd.
 

Item No. 15.  Portrait of Gladys Sullivan, circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 2.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Gladys Sullivan triggered the signal to release CHITOSE (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) down the ways at the vessel's launch on January 22, 1898. Gladys Sullivan was the niece of James D. Phelan, Mayor of San Francisco from 1897-1902.
Caption: Miss Gladys. Sullivan.
 

Item No. 16.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) under construction, showing plates on the underside of the hull, at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 August 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

View also shows wooden posts in place to support the vessel.
Caption: "Chitose" August 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 17.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) launching, starboard bow view, at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 January 22

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel has nearly completed sliding down the ways. Spectators in foreground.
Caption: "Chitose" January 22nd 1898.
 

Item No. 18.  Group portrait of seventeen men aboard Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), 1899 January 3

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Two rows of men, one row seated and one row standing, on deck. Includes members of the Imperial Japanese Navy, including Captain K. Sakuri. The photograph was taken around the time of CHITOSE's trial runs in the Santa Barbara Channel, California.
Caption: "Chitose" January 3rd 1899.
 

Item No. 19.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) anchored in the stream, port bow view, possibly on San Francisco Bay, California, 1899 March 4

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

A Japanese flag is flying from her stern.
Caption: "Chitose" March 4th 1899.
 

Item No. 20.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) under construction, showing partial broadside view of hull near stern, at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 January 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" January 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 21.  Captain's dining saloon aboard Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" Captain's Dining Saloon.
 

Item No. 22.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) under construction, view near stern, at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 December 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" December 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 23.  Crew's quarters aboard Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" Crew's Quarter.
 

Item No. 24.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) under construction at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 October 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" October 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 25.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) under construction, showing framing between decks, at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 November 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" November 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 26.  Officer's ward room aboard Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), circa 1897-1899

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" Officer's Ward Room.
 

Item No. 27.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) under way, starboard broadside view, 1899 November 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" November 1st 1899.
 

Item No. 28.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) under construction at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1897 September 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" September 1st 1897.
 

Item No. 29.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), port bow view, pierside during outfitting at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 September 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" September 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 30.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) machinery, possibly the engine, under construction in the Union Iron Works shop, San Francisco, California, 1898 April 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" April 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 31.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), starboard bow view, pierside during outfitting at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 May 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" May 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 32.  Engines built by Union Iron Works for Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), not yet installed, 1898 August 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" August 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 33.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy), port bow view, pierside during outfitting at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 July 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" July 1st 1898.
 

Item No. 34.  Chitose (built 1898; cruiser: Imperial Japanese Navy) deck view during outfitting at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1898 June 1

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 4 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Caption: "Chitose" June 1st 1898.