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Finding Aid to the H. Livingston Postcard Collection, 1902-1940
P05-026  
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  • Summary

    Title: H. Livingston postcard collection,
    Date: 1902-1940
    Collection No: P05-026
    Creator: Livingston, H.

    Extent: 62 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: This collection consist of 56 postcard views of port cities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa as well as 6 postcards of marine vessels. The bulk are color lithographs, there is one photochrome card from ca. 1940.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Harbors

    Photography of ships

    Postcards

    Color lithographs

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Access
    This collection is open for research.

    Access Information

    Condition Restrictions

    There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling of the collection items at any time.

    Conditions of Use

    Use
    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 title or description including date]. H. Livingston postcard collection, P05-026. [Location within collection organization identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Processing/Project Information

    Processing and Cataloging
    Processed by Charles Miller and completed 5/6/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20714.

    The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog by searching on the catalog number 20714 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information

    History

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Custodial History

    The items were donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by H. Livingston in December 1960.

    Acquisition

    Accession number SAFR-00001.

    Administrative Information

    Scope and Content

    This collection consist of 56 postcard views of port cities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa as well as 6 postcards of marine vessels. The bulk are color lithographs, there is one photochrome card from ca. 1940.
    The following ports are depicted from 1902-24:

    North America: Buffalo, NY (1); Evansville, IN (1); Hammondsport, NY (1); Kingston, Canada (1); New York, NY (1); Panama Canal (8); St. Louis, MO (1); San Diego, CA (1); Santa Barbara, CA (1).
    Europe: Barcelona (1); Cannes (1); Gibraltar (5); Lake Maggiore (1); London (3); Marken, Italy (1); Marseille (1); Monte Carlo (1); Naples (3); Nice (2); Toulon (2)
    Asia: Calcutta (1); Colombo (1); Labuan (2); Manila (1); Osaka (1); Sarawak (1); Tuamotos (1); Yokohama (1)
    Africa: Cairo (2); Port Said (3); Suez (5)
    The vessels circa 1905-1940 are CITY OF BUFFALO (1); KINGSTON (1); MAJESTIC (1); TEUTONIC (1); Generic unnamed vessels (2).

    Arrangement

    The port cities are divided by continent; North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, then alphabetical by city. The vessels are alphabetical by vessel name.