A guide to the San Francisco Maritime Museum copy negatives, 1881-1924

Processed by: L. Bianchi, August 2016.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
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2016

A Guide to the San Francisco Maritime Museum copy negatives

P78-034

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

Title: San Francisco Maritime Museum copy negatives
Date: 1881-1924
Identifier/Call Number: P78-034 (SAFR 24835)
Creator: San Francisco Maritime Museum
Physical Description: 12 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: The San Francisco Maritime Museum copy negatives, 1881-1924, (SAFR 24835, P78-034) are comprised of photographs mainly of Pacific Coast built schooners. 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

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Processing Note

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Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P78-034 (SAFR 24835), San Francisco Maritime Museum copy negatives, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00001
GOGA-00789
The copy negatives were created by San Francisco Maritime Museum staff from photographs in the Museum's collection. Charles Richards found the copy negatives in a drawer in the recreation room of the St. Francis Square apartment complex in San Francisco, California, and returned them to 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 San Francisco Maritime Museum copy negatives, 1881-1924, (SAFR 24835, P78-034) are comprised of photographs mainly of Pacific Coast built schooners. The collection has been processed to the Item level and is open for use.
Contains 12 black-and-white copy negatives, 5 x 7 in., primarily of schooners built at California and Washington shipyards, 1881-1924.
Includes photographs of the California built vessels BERTIE MINOR (built 1884; schooner, 3m), GENERAL BANNING (built 1883; schooner, 2m: yacht), GALILEE (built 1891; brigantine), and SAMAR (built 1901; schooner, 4m) as well as a photograph of the Dickie brothers shipbuilders in their San Francisco office. Also includes photographs of the Washington built vessels ANNIE LARSEN (built 1881; schooner, 3m), INCA (built 1896; schooner, 5m), and ZAMPA (built 1887; schooner, 3m).
The vessels are photographed in various locations, including San Francisco, California; Aberdeen, Washington; Papeete, Tahiti; and Adelaide, South Australia.

Collection Arrangement

No arrangement due to the small size of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schooners
Sailing ships
Black-and-white negatives

Collection Contents

 

Item No. 01.  Zampa (built 1887; schooner, 3m) docked, starboard bow view, possibly at San Francisco, California, 1887-1924

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

Scope and Content Note

Docked behind ZAMPA is AMY TURNER (built 1877; barkentine, 3m).
Copied from David W. Dickie collection.
 

Item No. 02.  Zampa (built 1887; schooner, 3m) deck view of lumber loading, possibly at San Francisco, California, 1887-1924

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

Scope and Content Note

Copied from David W. Dickie collection.
 

Item No. 03.  Zampa (built 1887; schooner, 3m) deck view with load of lumber, possibly at San Francisco, California, 1887-1924

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

Scope and Content Note

Copied from David W. Dickie collection.
 

Item No. 04.  Zampa (built 1887; schooner, 3m), view along the hull as seen from a pier, possibly at San Francisco, California, 1887-1924

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

Scope and Content Note

Docked behind ZAMPA is AMY TURNER (built 1877; barkentine, 3m).
Copied from David W. Dickie collection.
 

Item No. 05.  Bertie Minor (built 1884; schooner, 3m) anchored in San Francisco Bay, California, slight starboard quarter view, 1884-1920

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

Scope and Content Note

BERTIE MINOR noted as "built up for protection of cargo to Islands".
See Classified Photograph Collection (P93-065) item B06.10560 for original glass plate negative of this image.
 

Item No. 06.  General Banning (built 1883; schooner, 2m: yacht), underway in San Francisco Bay, California, port quarter view, 1884 July 4

Creator/Collector: Lowden, William H.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Shows GENERAL BANNING winning the Master Mainers' race.
"Original neg. in Oliver Coll., Bancroft Library" per note on the enclosure.
This image is reproduced in John Kemble's book, "San Francisco Bay: A Pictorial Maritime History," pg. 151.
See Classified Photograph Collection (P93-065) item B07.00101 for original glass plate negative and a print of this image.
 

Item No. 07.  Annie Larsen (built 1881; schooner, 3m) docked at West Mill at the mouth of the Wishkah River, Aberdeen, Washington, 1881-1918

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

Scope and Content Note

See Classified Photograph Collection (P93-065) item E12.03866 for another 5 x7 in. negative of this image. Use the E12.03866 negative for reproduction purposes.
 

Item No. 08.  Galilee (built 1891; brigantine) anchored at Papeete, Tahiti, starboard broadside view, 1891-1911

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

Scope and Content Note

See Classified Photograph Collection (P93-065) item H06.04506 for the original print of this image. Also the same image as H06.02466 pl.
 

Item No. 09.  Samar (built 1901; schooner, 4m), middle distance broadside view, docked at Adelaide, South Australia, 1901-1921

Extent: 1 negative.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

A ferry is underway in the foreground. A crane is also partially in view in the foreground. A steamship is docked forward of SAMAR.
This item was previously assigned item number H11.00193. The source of the original image is a loan and copy form Marcus Asmussen, 3/20/56.
 

Item No. 10.  Samar (built 1901; schooner, 4m) underway, starboard bow view, 1901-1921

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

Scope and Content Note

See Classified Photograph Collection (P93-065) item J07.05286 for the original print of this image. Credit New Zealand Herald.
 

Item No. 11.  Inca (built 1896; schooner, 5m) underway, starboard broadside view, 1896-1920

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

Scope and Content Note

This item was previously assigned item number J07.16317.
 

Item No. 12.  Dickie office on Spear Street, San Francisco, California, 1909

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

Scope and Content Note

John W. Dickie, seated; his brother James Dickie at right; and his son David A. Dickie behind him. The man with the phone is Captain "Picnic Charlie" Ericsson. The Spear Street office was a temporary location after the fire.
Source: copy from Harold Ericsson collection?
See Classified Photograph Collection (P93-065) item P00.14141 for an original print of the same image.