Laflin Family Photographs, ca. 1851-1943

The guide for this collection was created by the Historic Documents Department staff of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Historic Documents Department

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

National Park Service
Third Floor, Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-7030
Fax: 415-556-3540
Online Form: www.nps.gov/safr/local/hddquery.html
All written inquiries should include your name, mailing address, and telephone numbers.
2002

Guide to the Laflin Family Photographs, ca. 1851-1943

Collection Number: P01-002

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Historic Documents Department

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • San Francisco Maritime
  • National Historical Park
  • Third Floor, Building E, Fort Mason
  • San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Phone: 415-561-7070
  • Fax: 415-556-3540
  • URL: http://www.nps.gov/safr/local/hddquery.html
  • All written inquiries should include your name, mailing address, and telephone numbers.
    Processed by:
    Francine Snyder
    Date Completed:
    July 26, 2001
    Encoded by:
    San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
2002 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Laflin Family Photographs,
Date: ca. 1851-1943
Collection: P01-002
Creator: Laflin family
Extent: 15 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.).
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
Physical location: Historic Documents Department.
abstract: The collection consists of 15 copy negatives of the Laflin family made from original ambrotypes, tintypes, and albumens.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Laflin family photographs

Usage Restrictions

The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], P01-002, [Location within collection organization identified by series number, file unit number, item number], Laflin Family Photographs, ca. 1851-1943, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Provenance

The original photographs were loaned to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 2001 for duplication by Elizabeth Laflin Gawf, great granddaughter of James Laflin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

SAFR Photographers (SAFR-01615, field collectn)

Processing Information

Processed by Francine Snyder.

Completed in July 26, 2001.

Biography

James Laflin, a shipping agent who acquired crews for San Francisco ships, conducted business from ca. 1850 to 1890. His son, Peter J. Laflin, occasionally carried on the trade.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 15 copy negatives of the Laflin family made from original ambrotypes, tintypes, and albumens.

Indexing Terms

Note

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Maritime history.
San Francisco (Calif.).
Portrait photographs.
Group portraits.
Film negatives.
Daguerreotypes.
Ambrotypes.

Organization

The collection contains a single series of photographs.

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged alphabetically by personal name and then chronologically.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Laflin family copy negatives, ca. 1851-1943.

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

This single series contains 15 copy negatives of the Laflin family original photographs.
Photo No. P01-002.0001.

Item 1.1  James Laflin and son, [not before 1851].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of ambrotype with case, brass border slightly crimped.
Photo No. P01-002.0002.

Item 1.2  James Laflin and family, [not before 1851].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of cabinet card, faded and slightly spotted.
Photo No. P01-002.0003.

Item 1.3  Margaret Weir with Peter James Laflin, [ca. 1851].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of ambrotype, crack in plate glass.

Note

Margaret Weir was the first wife of James Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0004.

Item 1.4  Margaret Weir, [not before 1851].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of tintype.

Note

Margaret Weir was the first wife of James Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0005.

Item 1.5  Child of James Laflin, [not before 1851].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of ambrotype, tinted with case.

Note

Seated child holding bell.
Photo No. P01-002.0006.

Item 1.6  Son of James Laflin, [not before 1851].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of tintype with case. Case top separated and worn.

Note

Child is possibly Bert Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0007.

Item 1.7  Peter James Laflin, [not before 1865].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of albumen print.

Note

Peter James Laflin was the son of James Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0008.

Item 1.8  Peter James Laflin, [not before 1865].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of black-and-white photographic print.

Note

Peter James Laflin was the son of James Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0009.

Item 1.9  Peter James Laflin, Dolores Laflin and Alan Laflin, [ca. 1943].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of black-and-white photographic print.

Note

Peter James Laflin was the son of James Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0010.

Item 1.10  Matilda Degan, [not before 1865].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of carte de viste.

Note

Matilda Degan was the wife of Peter James Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0011.

Item 1.11  Catherine Timmons, [18--].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of tintype with glass cover, brass mount crimped and torn.

Note

Catherine Timmons was the mother of Matilda Degan, Peter James Laflin's wife. She was married to Patrick Degan.
Photo No. P01-002.0012.

Item 1.12  Mary Laflin, [not before 1855].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of cabinet card.

Note

Mary Laflin was the daughter of James Laflin. She died at 21.
Photo No. P01-002.0013.

Item 1.13  Mary Laflin, [not before 1855].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of cabinet card, standing portrait.

Note

Mary Laflin was the daughter of James Laflin. She died at 21.
Photo No. P01-002.0014.

Item 1.14  Bert Laflin, [not before 1855].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of black-and-white photograph.

Note

Bert Laflin was the son of James Laflin.
Photo No. P01-002.0015.

Item 1.15  Bert Laflin?, [not before 1855].

Physical Description: 1 copy negative. Copy negative of cabinet card.

Note

Most likely Bert Laflin, could be Lawrence Laflin. Both were the sons of James Laflin.