Information for Researchers
Title: San Francisco (Calif.) waterfront postcard collection,
Collection No: P05-023
Britton & Rey
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
Abstract: Five color lithograph postcards of the San Francisco, California waterfront.
Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
Port of San Francisco (Calif.)
Information for Researchers
This collection is open for research.
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
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.
[Item title or description including date]. San Francisco (Calif.) waterfront postcard collection, P05-023. [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 and Cataloging
Processed by Charles Miller and completed 4/27/2005.
ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20711.
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 20711 at
. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.
The five postcards in the collection were all sent to Miss Marjorie Josselyn, Paris, France, from Harry and Helen Baily. Miss
Josselyn's father was a ship's chandeler in San Francisco.
The items were donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by Stephen L. Andrews. The materials were accessioned into the
National Park Service when the museum was made a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA-735) and then were transferred
to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park after the establishment of the new park in 1989 (SAFR-1).
Accession number SAFR-00001.
Scope and Content
Five color lithograph postcards of the San Francisco, California waterfront.
The postcards were mailed to Miss Marjorie Josselyn, Paris, France, from Harry and Helen Baily. The postmarks on the cards
are dated 1903-1904 and published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.
Included in the collections folder is an undated transmittal letter from Stephen L. Andrews to Karl Kortum.
Chronological by postmark date.
1. "Water Front, showing Ferry Building and Telegraph Hill. From Folsom Street Wharf
(Pier 12), San Francisco." Postmarked December 29, 1903, image is ca. 1895.
2. "Panorama from Telegraph Hill, showing Mt. Tamalpais, Alcatraz and Angel Islands,
San Francisco Bay." Postmarked January 4, 1904.
3. "U.S. Transport LOGAN, arriving at Folsom Street Wharf (Pier No. 12), San
Francisco, from the Philippine Islands." Postmarked May 21, 1904.
4. Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, showing Telegraph Hill." Postmarked May 13,
5. Duplicate of #3. Postmarked July 16, 1904.