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A guide to the Al Key photographs, 1951-1959
P78-336a (SAFR 23376)  
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Item No. 01.  Man aboard the Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive No. 21 on Beach Street, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 01-03 are on the same 1.875 x 5.375 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 02.  Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive No. 21 on Beach Street outside the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 01-03 are on the same 1.875 x 5.375 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 03.  San Francisco Maritime Museum as seen from Beach Street, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 01-03 are on the same 1.875 x 5.375 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 04.  Aquatic Park as seen from the San Francisco Maritime Museum, looking toward Black Point, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 04-06 are on the same 1.875 x 5.5 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 05.  Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive No. 21, front view, on Beach Street outside the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 04-06 are on the same 1.875 x 5.5 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 06.  Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive No. 21, side view, on Beach Street outside the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 04-06 are on the same 1.875 x 5.5 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 07.  Crowd of spectators gathered for the opening day of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1951 May 27

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 07-08 are on the same 1.875 x 3.625 in. negative strip.

Scope and Content Note

The crowd is gathered outside the entrance to the museum on Beach Street. Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive No. 21 and Western Pacific Railroad passenger car No. 402 are in the street. The Ghirardelli Company factory is in the background.
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Item No. 08.  Western Pacific Railroad passenger car No. 402 on Beach Street for opening day of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1951 May 27

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 07-08 are on the same 1.875 x 3.625 in. negative strip.

Scope and Content Note

Some people are going aboard the train. Other people are walking down the street. The Ghirardelli Company factory is in the background.
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Item No. 09.  San Francisco Maritime Museum as seen from Beach Street, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in.
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Item No. 10.  San Francisco Maritime Museum and Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive No. 21 on Beach Street, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 10-11 are on the same 1.875 x 3.625 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 11.  Aquatic Park as seen looking southeast toward the San Francisco Maritime Museum and Ghirardelli Company factory, San Francisco, California, 1951-1953

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 1.75 x 1.75 in. Items 10-11 are on the same 1.875 x 3.625 in. negative strip.
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Item No. 12.  Fort Sutter (built 1912; paddle riverboat) laid up in Aquatic Park, San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1953-1959

Creator/Collector: Key, Al
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

A sign attached to the vessel reads "Showboat San Francisco." The remainder of the text on the sign is illegible. The San Francisco Maritime Museum and Ghirardelli Company factory are partially in view in the background.