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A guide to the Marilyn Blaisdell photograph collection, 1851-1920
P77-005 (SAFR 24819)  
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Classified collection storage

File Unit 1.  Classified collection items, circa 1870-1920

Extent: 7 photographs (9 physical forms).
Physical Description: 7 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white negative, 4 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs separated from the original P77-005 donation and assigned item numbers according to a classification scheme developed by the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. A12.35406.  Boxes filled with herring on shore beside a felucca, North Beach, San Francisco, California, circa 1910-1920

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white negative, 5 x 7 in., pl (8 x 10 in.), n (5 x 7 in.) Photog. No. 1652

Scope and Content Note

An unidentified man is seat on shore. Copy of a postcard.
"Fisherman's Wharf scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: 1652 - Landing the fish, North Beach, San Francisco, California.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. A20.35407.  Waterfront, San Francisco, California, circa 1906

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 8 x 10 in., pl (8 x 10 in.) Photog. No. 160

Scope and Content Note

View from Telegraph Hill toward the Embarcadero and piers. The Ferry Building is in view on the far right.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: 160 Waterfront as seen from Telegraph Hill San Francisco-California. Destroyed by earthquake and fire Apr. 18, 1906.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. A20.35408.  Market Street, San Francisco, California, 1906 December 28

Creator/Collector: Waters, R. J.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white negative, 4 x 5 in., pl (8 x 10 in.): n (4 x 5 in.) Photog. No. 163

Scope and Content Note

Shows rebuilding of lower Market Street after the 1906 earthquake and fire. The Ferry Building is in view with scaffolding around the clock tower. Streetcars are on Market Street. There is a large billboard advertisement for Gen. Arthur cigars. Yerba Buena Island is in the distance.
"Earthquake scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: No. 163 Market St. from Montgomery Looking east Dec. 28\06.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. A20.35410.  Waterfront view from Telegraph Hill showing North Point and the sea wall, San Francisco, California, 1891

Creator/Collector: Britton & Rey
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 8 x 10 in., pl (8 x 10 in.) Plate no. 105.

Scope and Content Note

Shows Joshua Hendy Machine Works. Meiggs' Wharf is completely filled in. Alcatraz Island is in the distance.
"Golden Era scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: Title: "Bird's-Eye View of San Francisco-No. 10. North Point and Sea Wall from Telegraph Hill. Printed above the image:"With S.F. News Letter, August 1, 1891."
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. A20.35412.  San Francisco, California, waterfront as seen from San Francisco Bay, circa 1890-1899

Creator/Collector: Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 8 x 10 in., pl (8 x 10 in.) Photog. No. B1736

Scope and Content Note

NEWARK (built 1877; paddle ferry) and ENCINAL (built 1888; paddle ferry) are underway. Telegraph Hill and Alcatraz Island are in view.
San Francisciana/Marilyn Blaisdell stamp is on the verso of the print.
Caption: San Francisco--Bay View--showing Ferryboats, Telegraph Hill and Alcatraz Island.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. A21.35409.  San Francisco, California, as seen looking north from the California Street Hill, 1877

Creator/Collector: Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 8 x 10 in., pl (8 x 10 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Part 3 of a multi-part panorama, looking toward Alcatraz Island.
Photo and copyright by Muybridge. Morse's Gallery, 417 Montgomery Street.
"Golden Era scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print. San Francisciana/Marilyn Blaisdell stamp is on the verso of the print.
Caption: Panorama of San Francisco, from California Street Hill.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. A22.35406.  Kearny Street, San Francisco, California, circa 1870-1879

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 8 x 10 in., pl (8 x 10 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Looking down Kearny St. from Telegraph Hill. Streetcars are operating on the street.
 

File Unit 2.  Photo collection items, 1851-1920

Extent: 14 photographs.
Physical Description: 14 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs from the original P77-005 donation that were processed as part of the Park's regular photograph collection. They were not assigned a Classified Photograph Collection item number.
 

Item No. 01.  Lithograph of San Francisco, California, 1851

Creator/Collector: Sinclair, Thomas S., approximately 1805-1881
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

View toward Yerba Buena Island as seen from a hill. Telegraph Hill is on the left.
"Gold Rush scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
 

Item No. 02.  Lithograph of San Francisco, California, 1856

Creator/Collector: Sinclair, Thomas S., approximately 1805-1881
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

View toward Yerba Buena Island as seen from a hill.
"Gold Rush scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
 

Item No. 03.  North Beach and Meiggs Wharf as seen from Russian Hill, San Francisco, California, circa 1866

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Photog. no. 767

Scope and Content Note

"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: Panorama from Russian Hill, San Francisco. (No. 6.)
 

Item No. 04.  View from Telegraph Hill toward the waterfront, San Francisco, California, 1867

Creator/Collector: Hecht, T. E.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Photog. no. 59

Scope and Content Note

Gibbs' Warehouse is in the background.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: View of Waterfront 1867.
 

Item No. 05.  Illustration of a view from Telegraph Hill toward the waterfront, San Francisco, California, circa 1867

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Same view as in Item 04.
Caption: A Portion of San Francisco, Looking Towards Oakland.
 

Item No. 06.  Ajax (built 1864; steamship) docked at the Cowell's or Shaw's Wharf, San Francisco, California, 1867

Creator/Collector: Hecht, T. E.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Photog. no. 60

Scope and Content Note

A paddlewheel steamship (ferry?) is docked behind AJAX. A ship chandlery is in the foreground.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print. San Francisciana/Marilyn Blaisdell stamp is on the verso of the print.
Caption: Greenich [sic] St. Wharf, 1867.
 

Item No. 07.  Zealous (frigate) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, circa 1867

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Plate no. 1360

Scope and Content Note

View from Telegraph Hill toward the waterfront. Three schooners are also in view. Alcatraz Island is in the distance.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print. San Francisciana/Marilyn Blaisdell stamp is on the verso of the print.
Caption: British Steam Frigate Zealous.
 

Item No. 08.  San Francisco, California, view with Goat Island (Yerba Buena Island) in the distance, circa 1860-1900

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Old Fisherman's Wharf at the foot of Union Street. Sailing ships are docked at the piers and anchored in the bay.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: Goat Island, S.F. Bay, Cal.
 

Item No. 09.  Pacific Mail Dock, San Francisco, California, circa 1880-1900

Creator/Collector: Weidner Photo
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Photog. no. 232

Scope and Content Note

Horse-drawn carriages are in view, one of which has "Winchester Hotel" and "Free Bus" on it.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print. San Francisciana/Marilyn Blaisdell stamp is on the verso of the print.
Caption: 232. Hacks at Pacific Mail Dock on Steamer Day. San Francisco. Calif.
 

Item No. 10.  View from Rincon Hill at Harrison and Essex Streets toward the waterfront, San Francisco, California, circa 1897

Creator/Collector: Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Plate no. 61

Scope and Content Note

Yerba Buena Island (Goat Island) is in the distance. View also includes old Marina Hospital (large brick building to the left of the church in the right background).
"Golden Era scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: Picturesque San Francisco. Bay of San Francisco, Showing Goat Island, from Harrison and Essex Streets.
 

Item No. 11.  San Francisco, California, view as seen from the corner of Lombard and Hyde Streets looking east, circa 1897

Creator/Collector: Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Plate no. 80

Scope and Content Note

North Beach neighborhood. Telegraph Hill is in the right distance. Yerba Buena Island is in the center distance.
"Golden Era scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
Caption: Picturesque San Francisco. Bird's-eye View from Corner Lombard and Hyde Streets, Looking East.
 

Item No. 12.  Ferry slips at the Ferry Building, San Francisco, California, 1910

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Photog. no. V-23

Scope and Content Note

Aerial view of the slips and the city as seen from over San Francisco Bay. Two ferries are docked.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print. San Francisciana/Marilyn Blaisdell stamp is on the verso of the print.
Caption: Ferry Slip S.F. 1910
 

Item No. 13.  Feluccas docked at San Francisco, California, circa 1900-1920

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

A man is standing on the dock on the left.
"Fisherman's Wharf scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print.
 

Item No. 14.  Pier 21, San Francisco, California, circa 1900-1920

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Oceanic Steamship Company pier. An unidentified steamship is docked. People and automobiles are in the foreground.
"Waterfront scrapbook" is handwritten on the verso of the print. San Francisciana/Marilyn Blaisdell stamp is on the verso of the print.