A guide to the Wilna Neher photograph collection, 1890-1906

Processed by: L. Bianchi, July 2016.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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2016

A Guide to the Wilna Neher photograph collection

P77-021

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, National Park Service
2016, National Park Service

Title: Wilna Neher photograph collection
Date: 1890-1906
Identifier/Call Number: P77-021 (SAFR 24820)
Creator: Neher, Wilna
Physical Description: 10 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: The Wilna Neher photograph collection, 1890-1906, (SAFR 24820, P77-021) is comprised of photographs of ABBY PALMER (built 1893; bark, 4m) and VINCENNES (built 1900; bark, 3m) as well as waterfront views at Sydney Australia, and Honolulu, Hawaii. The collection has been processed to the Item level and is open for use.
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

Access

This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

Publication and Use Rights

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Processing Note

The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
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Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P77-021 (SAFR 24820), Wilna Neher photograph collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00001
GOGA-00789
In 1977, Wilna Neher loaned 3 photographic prints and 1 photograph album to the San Francisco Maritime Museum. SFMM made 10 copy negatives (the original paperwork states that 9 copy negatives were made, but 10 were found at the time of processing in 2016) which were assigned item numbers according to a classification scheme developed by the museum.
SAFR-00001 is a blanket accession that was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September 1988. GGNRA had previously acquired the collection from the San Francisco Maritime Museum when it became a unit of the National Park Service in 1977.
GOGA-00789 was transferred from the J. Porter Shaw Library to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in February 1985.

Historical or Biographical Note

This collection does not include a historical or biographical note.

Collection Scope and Content

The Wilna Neher photograph collection, 1890-1906, (SAFR 24820, P77-021) is comprised of photographs of ABBY PALMER (built 1893; bark, 4m) and VINCENNES (built 1900; bark, 3m) as well as waterfront views at Sydney Australia, and Honolulu, Hawaii. The collection has been processed to the Item level and is open for use.
Contains 10 black-and-white copy negatives of waterfront scenes and vessels, 1890-1906. Includes photographs of ABBY PALMER (built 1893; bark, 4m) damaged from a collision and a storm; VINCENNES (built 1900; bark, 3m) aground; and various views of the waterfronts at Sydney Australia, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Collection Arrangement

Arranged according to classification scheme developed by the San Francisco Maritime Museum for the Classified Photograph collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Waterfronts
Sydney Harbour (N.S.W.)
Honolulu Harbor (Hawaii)
Black-and-white negatives

Collection Contents

Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F01.35391.  Abby Palmer (built 1893; bark, 3m) pierside at Puget Sound, Washington, bow view showing a bent bowsprit, 1900 November

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

The bowsprit was bent during a collision with EMPRESS OF JAPAN (built 1891; steamship).
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F03.35396.  Abby Palmer (built 1893; bark, 3m) deck view aft at Puget Sound, Washington, 1903

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, 4 x 5 in., n (4 x 5 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Dismasted. She was under the command of Captain Johnson when she ran into a gale.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H03.35395.  Vincennes (built 1900; bark, 3m) aground at Manly Beach, Australia, starboard quarter view., 1906 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, 4 x 6.5 in., n (4 x 6-1/2 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Two female spectators are seated in the foreground. "(Captain James A. Johnson)" is typed on the envelope.
Caption: Barque Vincennece [sic] been ashore on Manly Beach for 10 day [sic] came off on June 1st - 06.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H12.35392.  Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia waterfront, circa 1890

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 4 x 5 in., n (4 x 5 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Vessels are docked. Horse-drawn carriages are in view.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H20.35393.  Honolulu, Hawaii waterfront, circa 1890-1900

Creator/Collector: Davey Photo Co.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 4 x 5 in., n (4 x 5 in.) Photog. No. 34

Scope and Content Note

Caption: 34. Honolulu, From Government Building, Honolulu, H.I.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H20.35394.  Sydney, Australia waterfront, circa 1890

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

GULF OF TARANTO (built 1892; steamer-brigantine) and other unidentified vessels are in view. Mort & Co. building also in view.
Caption: Circular Quay from Hill, Clark & Co.'s Store - Sydney.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H20.35397.  Sydney, Australia harbor, circa 1890

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 4 x 5 in., n (4 x 5 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Spectators are on the water in various vessels apparently to watch a mock naval battle.
Caption: Naval Sham Fight. N.S.W.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H20.35398.  Sydney, Australia harbor, circa 1890

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 4 x 5 in., n (4 x 5 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Various yachts, paddle ferries, and a steamship are in the harbor.
Caption: Harbour from McMahon's Hill. J.P.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H20.35399.  Honolulu, Hawaii harbor, circa 1890-1900

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 4 x 5 in., n (4 x 5 in.)

Scope and Content Note

W.G. HALL (built 1884; steam schooner) and other unidentified vessels are in view.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. H20.35400.  Newcastle, Australia waterfront, circa 1890

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified sailing vessels, a paddlewheel tugboat, and steamship are in view as well as a Dalgety & Company building and the Nobbies.