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A guide to the John A. Tomlin photograph collection, 1914-1970
P91-082 (SAFR 24252)  
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Item No. 01.  Omega (built 1887; bark, 4m) underway between Peru and Valparaiso, Chile, port broadside view, 1951 October

Creator/Collector: Staus, Karl
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. Handwritten on the front: "Ship 'Omega' a four masted Bark." Handwritten on the verso: "Bark 'Omega' enroute from Peruvian bird islands to Valparaiso with cargo of guano as photographed by Captain Karl Staus [symbol, see below] early Oct. 1951. 'Omega' was built in Scotland 1887 - 311 feet long 43 feet abeam, draft 26'8" loaded. Age as of 1951 64 years. [symbol, see above] of S.S. Santa Flavia." Stamped on the verso: "160."
 

Item No. 02.  Omega (built 1887; bark, 4m) underway between Peru and Valparaiso, Chile, port quarter view, 1951 October

Creator/Collector: Staus, Karl
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. Handwritten on the front: "Ship 'Omega' a four masted Bark." Handwritten on the verso: "Bark 'Omega' enroute from Peruvian bird islands to Valparaiso with cargo of guano as photographed by Captain Karl Staus of SS Santa Flavia early Oct. 1951. 'Omega' was built in Scotland 1887 - 311 feet long, 43 feet abeam, draft 26'8" loaded. Age as of 1951 - 64 years." Stamped on the verso: "160."
 

Item No. 03.  View from the deck of Asama Maru (built 1928; ocean liner), circa 1940

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Stamped on the verso: "58."

Scope and Content Note

Mountains and a city are in the far distance.
 

Item No. 04.  German passengers aboard the ship's boat of Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) near Japan, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Transferring Germans from Asama Maru into British Cruiser gig - Jan. 21, 1940."

Scope and Content Note

View looking down from the deck of ASAMA MARU (built 1928; ocean liner) showing LIVERPOOL's boat alongside.
 

Item No. 05.  Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) at sea near Japan, port broadside view, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Last boatload of German sailors going aboard British Cruiser off Asama Maru Jan. 21, 1940."

Scope and Content Note

A ship's boat with German passengers removed from ASAMA MARU (built 1928; ocean liner) appears to be alongside LIVERPOOL.
 

Item No. 06.  Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) at sea near Japan, port broadside view, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "British Cruiser off stern of Asama Maru Jan. 21, 1940." The same information is also typed on a piece of paper and taped to the bottom of the photograph.

Scope and Content Note

The photograph was taken from aboard ASAMA MARU (built 1928; ocean liner).
 

Item No. 07.  Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) at sea near Japan, bow view, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Picture of a cruiser at sea Jan. 21, 1940." Typed paper caption taped to the bottom of the print: "Picture of British Cruiser at sea Jan. 21, 1940. This picture taken from deck of Japanese passenger ship 'ASAMA MARU' just off of Yokohama, Japan."

Scope and Content Note

A ship's boat is underway off the bow.
 

Item No. 08.  Lumberlady (built 1919; freighter) stuck on a rock at Stillwater Cove, north of Fort Ross, California, starboard quarter view as seen from a distance, 1951 June 1

Creator/Collector: Call, Carlos A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 4 x 6 in. Handwritten on the verso: "June 1-1951. 'Lumber Lady' sat on the rock locally known as the 'Roaring Bull' for 7 hours. (The above is the handwriting of Carlos A. Call at Fort Ross, Ca.) Northern California Coast. Photo by Carlos Asa Call, Fort Ross, California." Stamped on the verso: "63."
 

Item No. 09.  Pacific Enterprise (built 1927; freighter) grounded near Point Arena, California, broadside view as seen from a distance, 1949

Creator/Collector: Call, Carlos A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 4 x 6 in. Handwritten on the verso: "'Pacific Enterprise' British Str. Total Loss at Point Arena. (The above is in the handwriting of Carlos A. Call.) Photo by Carlos Asa Call, Fort Ross, California." Stamped on the verso: "337."
 

Item No. 10.  Cacique (built 1910; freighter) underway, view slightly off the starboard bow, 1914-1934

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Photog. No. 775.
 

Item No. 11.  Cacique (built 1910; freighter) docked with a deck load of lumber at China Basin, San Francisco, California, view slightly off the starboard quarter, 1928-1929

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Typed caption adhered to the front of the print: "Grace Line SS CACIQUE (Chief) at China Basin dock, San Francisco in 1928 or 1929 on voyage southbound from Puget Sound, Columbia River to Peru and Chile via Los Angeles. Note that she has a deckload of lumber most probably destined for the lead and copper mines. On return voyage she would bring back lead and copper ores and raw sugar also from Chile pure nitrate of soda. Vessel Particulars. Built in Sunderland, England about 1910. Length 394 feet, breadth 52 feet. Deadweight tonnage at Summer draft of 28 feet 10 inches 9400 tons. Normal speed - 11 knots." Handwritten on the verso: "Grace Line Inc. SS Cacique about 1929 docked on the bulkhead at China Basin, San Francisco. Note are other Grace ships (see stack) docked at Pier 46 in background." Morton Photographs stamp on the verso and the stamped number "25161 2."
 

Item No. 12.  Coastal Adventurer (built 1945; freighter) docked, starboard broadside view, 1945-1970

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Handwritten on the verso: "C1-M-AVI type. Same type as Grace Line Inc. MS Anchor Hitch."
 

Item No. 13.  Santa Fe (built 1945; freighter) underway, starboard bow view, 1954-1970

Creator/Collector: Markell, Dick
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Grace Line Inc. SS Santa Fe C1-B. SS Santa Leonor same type as Santa Fe." Dick Markell Photography stamp on verso.
 

Item No. 14.  Santa Flavia (built 1943; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1947-1970

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Handwritten on the front: "Grace Line Inc. S.S. Santa Flavia." Handwritten on the verso: "Grace Line Inc. S.S. Santa Flavia C2-SB1."
 

Item No. 15.  Santa Leonor (built 1944; freighter) off Sperry Ocean Dock, Tacoma, Washington, port bow view, 1948 May 23

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.5 x 3.5 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Santa Leonor off Sperry's Dock Tacoma 5-23-48." Stamped on the verso: "956N."

Scope and Content Note

Possibly photographed by John A. Tomlin.
 

Item No. 16.  Santa Leonor (built 1944; freighter) on the Columbia River, port bow view, 1948 May 25

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.5 x 3.5 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Santa Leonor on Columbia River at flood stage 5-25-48." Stamped on the verso: "956N."

Scope and Content Note

Possibly photographed by John A. Tomlin.
 

Item No. 17.  Brasilia (built 1960; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1960-1970

Creator/Collector: Svensk Tillverkning
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in. Postcard no. 51566.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.
 

Item No. 18.  Canada (built 1953; freighter) underway, starboard bow view, 1953-1970

Creator/Collector: Svensk Tillverkning
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in. Postcard no. 21/51406.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.
 

Item No. 19.  Lions Gate (built 1950; freighter) underway at First Narrows, West Vancouver, Canada, port broadside view, 1950-1970

Creator/Collector: Svensk Tillverkning
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in. Postcard no. 10/51407.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.
 

Item No. 20.  Rio De Janeiro (built 1957; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1957-1970

Creator/Collector: Hammers Luftfart
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white letterpress halftone postcard, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.
 

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Item No. 01.  Omega (built 1887; bark, 4m) underway between Peru and Valparaiso, Chile, port broadside view, 1951 October

Creator/Collector: Staus, Karl
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. Handwritten on the front: "Ship 'Omega' a four masted Bark." Handwritten on the verso: "Bark 'Omega' enroute from Peruvian bird islands to Valparaiso with cargo of guano as photographed by Captain Karl Staus [symbol, see below] early Oct. 1951. 'Omega' was built in Scotland 1887 - 311 feet long 43 feet abeam, draft 26'8" loaded. Age as of 1951 64 years. [symbol, see above] of S.S. Santa Flavia." Stamped on the verso: "160."
 

Item No. 02.  Omega (built 1887; bark, 4m) underway between Peru and Valparaiso, Chile, port quarter view, 1951 October

Creator/Collector: Staus, Karl
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. Handwritten on the front: "Ship 'Omega' a four masted Bark." Handwritten on the verso: "Bark 'Omega' enroute from Peruvian bird islands to Valparaiso with cargo of guano as photographed by Captain Karl Staus of SS Santa Flavia early Oct. 1951. 'Omega' was built in Scotland 1887 - 311 feet long, 43 feet abeam, draft 26'8" loaded. Age as of 1951 - 64 years." Stamped on the verso: "160."
 

Item No. 03.  View from the deck of Asama Maru (built 1928; ocean liner), circa 1940

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Stamped on the verso: "58."

Scope and Content Note

Mountains and a city are in the far distance.
 

Item No. 04.  German passengers aboard the ship's boat of Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) near Japan, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Transferring Germans from Asama Maru into British Cruiser gig - Jan. 21, 1940."

Scope and Content Note

View looking down from the deck of ASAMA MARU (built 1928; ocean liner) showing LIVERPOOL's boat alongside.
 

Item No. 05.  Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) at sea near Japan, port broadside view, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Last boatload of German sailors going aboard British Cruiser off Asama Maru Jan. 21, 1940."

Scope and Content Note

A ship's boat with German passengers removed from ASAMA MARU (built 1928; ocean liner) appears to be alongside LIVERPOOL.
 

Item No. 06.  Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) at sea near Japan, port broadside view, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "British Cruiser off stern of Asama Maru Jan. 21, 1940." The same information is also typed on a piece of paper and taped to the bottom of the photograph.

Scope and Content Note

The photograph was taken from aboard ASAMA MARU (built 1928; ocean liner).
 

Item No. 07.  Liverpool (built 1937; cruiser; Royal Navy) at sea near Japan, bow view, 1940 January 21

Creator/Collector: Tomlin, John A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.25 x 3.25 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Picture of a cruiser at sea Jan. 21, 1940." Typed paper caption taped to the bottom of the print: "Picture of British Cruiser at sea Jan. 21, 1940. This picture taken from deck of Japanese passenger ship 'ASAMA MARU' just off of Yokohama, Japan."

Scope and Content Note

A ship's boat is underway off the bow.
 

Item No. 08.  Lumberlady (built 1919; freighter) stuck on a rock at Stillwater Cove, north of Fort Ross, California, starboard quarter view as seen from a distance, 1951 June 1

Creator/Collector: Call, Carlos A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 4 x 6 in. Handwritten on the verso: "June 1-1951. 'Lumber Lady' sat on the rock locally known as the 'Roaring Bull' for 7 hours. (The above is the handwriting of Carlos A. Call at Fort Ross, Ca.) Northern California Coast. Photo by Carlos Asa Call, Fort Ross, California." Stamped on the verso: "63."
 

Item No. 09.  Pacific Enterprise (built 1927; freighter) grounded near Point Arena, California, broadside view as seen from a distance, 1949

Creator/Collector: Call, Carlos A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 4 x 6 in. Handwritten on the verso: "'Pacific Enterprise' British Str. Total Loss at Point Arena. (The above is in the handwriting of Carlos A. Call.) Photo by Carlos Asa Call, Fort Ross, California." Stamped on the verso: "337."
 

Item No. 10.  Cacique (built 1910; freighter) underway, view slightly off the starboard bow, 1914-1934

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Photog. No. 775.
 

Item No. 11.  Cacique (built 1910; freighter) docked with a deck load of lumber at China Basin, San Francisco, California, view slightly off the starboard quarter, 1928-1929

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Typed caption adhered to the front of the print: "Grace Line SS CACIQUE (Chief) at China Basin dock, San Francisco in 1928 or 1929 on voyage southbound from Puget Sound, Columbia River to Peru and Chile via Los Angeles. Note that she has a deckload of lumber most probably destined for the lead and copper mines. On return voyage she would bring back lead and copper ores and raw sugar also from Chile pure nitrate of soda. Vessel Particulars. Built in Sunderland, England about 1910. Length 394 feet, breadth 52 feet. Deadweight tonnage at Summer draft of 28 feet 10 inches 9400 tons. Normal speed - 11 knots." Handwritten on the verso: "Grace Line Inc. SS Cacique about 1929 docked on the bulkhead at China Basin, San Francisco. Note are other Grace ships (see stack) docked at Pier 46 in background." Morton Photographs stamp on the verso and the stamped number "25161 2."
 

Item No. 12.  Coastal Adventurer (built 1945; freighter) docked, starboard broadside view, 1945-1970

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Handwritten on the verso: "C1-M-AVI type. Same type as Grace Line Inc. MS Anchor Hitch."
 

Item No. 13.  Santa Fe (built 1945; freighter) underway, starboard bow view, 1954-1970

Creator/Collector: Markell, Dick
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Grace Line Inc. SS Santa Fe C1-B. SS Santa Leonor same type as Santa Fe." Dick Markell Photography stamp on verso.
 

Item No. 14.  Santa Flavia (built 1943; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1947-1970

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Handwritten on the front: "Grace Line Inc. S.S. Santa Flavia." Handwritten on the verso: "Grace Line Inc. S.S. Santa Flavia C2-SB1."
 

Item No. 15.  Santa Leonor (built 1944; freighter) off Sperry Ocean Dock, Tacoma, Washington, port bow view, 1948 May 23

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.5 x 3.5 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Santa Leonor off Sperry's Dock Tacoma 5-23-48." Stamped on the verso: "956N."

Scope and Content Note

Possibly photographed by John A. Tomlin.
 

Item No. 16.  Santa Leonor (built 1944; freighter) on the Columbia River, port bow view, 1948 May 25

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic print, 2.5 x 3.5 in. Handwritten on the verso: "Santa Leonor on Columbia River at flood stage 5-25-48." Stamped on the verso: "956N."

Scope and Content Note

Possibly photographed by John A. Tomlin.
 

Item No. 17.  Brasilia (built 1960; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1960-1970

Creator/Collector: Svensk Tillverkning
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in. Postcard no. 51566.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.
 

Item No. 18.  Canada (built 1953; freighter) underway, starboard bow view, 1953-1970

Creator/Collector: Svensk Tillverkning
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in. Postcard no. 21/51406.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.
 

Item No. 19.  Lions Gate (built 1950; freighter) underway at First Narrows, West Vancouver, Canada, port broadside view, 1950-1970

Creator/Collector: Svensk Tillverkning
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in. Postcard no. 10/51407.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.
 

Item No. 20.  Rio De Janeiro (built 1957; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1957-1970

Creator/Collector: Hammers Luftfart
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white letterpress halftone postcard, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson Line vessel.