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A guide to the Gene Kaplan photograph collection, circa 1895-1925
P96-047 (SAFR 23859)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Gene Kaplan photograph collection
    Date: circa 1895-1925
    Identifier/Call Number: P96-047 (SAFR 23859)
    Creator: Kaplan, Gene
    Physical Description: 15 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Gene Kaplan photograph collection, circa 1895-1925, (SAFR 23859, P96-047) is comprised of photographs of various vessels, including freighters, passenger steamships, schooners, and tugboats, among others. The collection has been processed to the Collection 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

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    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.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P96-047 (SAFR 23859), Gene Kaplan photograph collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-01122
    The collection was donated by Gene Kaplan in December 1996. There is no information in the collection file regarding how he acquired the photographs. He may have purchased them. On the verso of each print are the letters "KE" and a number, either 14.00, 16.00, or 24.00, which might be a price.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This collection does not include a historical or biographical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Gene Kaplan photograph collection, circa 1895-1925, (SAFR 23859, P96-047) is comprised of photographs of various vessels, including freighters, passenger steamships, schooners, and tugboats, among others. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open for use.
    Contains photographs of steam and sail vessels, circa 1895-1925. There are 14 unique photographic images in 15 physical forms (12 black-and-white photographic prints, 3 black-and-white photographic postcards, and 1 black-and-white letterpress halftone print).

    Item list:

    • Item 01: ALASKAN (tugboat), starboard quarter view, moored alongside a coastal steamer in an unidentified port, circa 1895. The names of the businesses in the background are all partially obscured: Pithe[?], Sweeny & [?] Printers, and [?]tern Motors. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 5.5 in. Vertical fold in print, partially torn at top edge.
    • Item 02: ANEIURA (schooner, 4m) anchored off an unidentified coast, port broadside view, circa 1900-1925. The masts of a four-masted bark are visible between ANEIURA and the coast. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in.
    • Item 03: FORTUNA (schooner, 2m) hauled out of the water for repairs, port broadside view, circa 1900. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
    • Item 04: GOLDEN WEST (fishing boat) hauled out of the water for repairs, view off starboard bow, circa 1925. The bow of the vessel partially in view on the right has "B188" painted on it. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in.
    • Item 05: HUMBOLDT (built 1896; passenger steamship) underway, view off port bow, circa 1896-1910. (1) black-and-white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in.
    • Item 06: HYADES (freighter) moored at Boston, Massachusetts, view off starboard bow, with other ships in the background, 1900. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 6 in.
    • Item 07: JOHN E. MEYER (built 1923; tugboat) towing another vessel (coal barge?), possibly in Lake Superior, view off port bow, circa 1925. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 6 in.
    • Item 08: NEWTON ASH (built 1925; freighter) moored dockside, view off port bow, 1925 June 11. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in.
    • Item 09: TUCSON (launch?), starboard broadside view, circa 1910. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in.
    • Item 10: VANDA (passenger ship) underway, view off port bow, circa 1925. The vessel is dressed. Information handwritten on verso: "Vanda - Brookline, Mass. / Length - 240' / Load water line 219' 8" / Beam 36' 4" / Draught 14' 6" / Speed 15 knots." (1) black-and-white letterpress halftone print, 4.75 x 6 in.
    • Item 11: U.S. Navy gunboat moored at an unidentified port with crew members visible on deck, starboard broadside view, circa 1925. Possibly SACRAMENTO (built 1914; gunboat; U.S. Navy). The vessel is dressed. A small launch is in the water alongside the vessel. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 16 x 20 in.
    • Item 12: Passenger steamship underway, single stack, starboard broadside view, circa 1910. Stamped on verso: "Fred Holmes & Son / Ship Brokers / Marine Building / 214 Front Street / San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A." (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in.
    • Item 13: Steamship underway, single stack, port broadside view, circa 1900-1920. Two stamps on verso: "Holmes / Sixty-Two Years / Ship Brokers / San Francisco, Cal." and "Fred Holmes & Son / Ship Brokers / Marine Building / 214 Front Street / San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A." (2) black-and-white photographic postcards, 3 x 5.5 in.
    • Item 14: Three-masted schooner anchored in a harbor, view off starboard bow, 1919 August 2. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 2.5 x 4.25 in.

    Collection Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by vessel name, followed by unidentified vessels.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cargo ships
    Passenger ships
    Merchant ships
    Schooners
    Tugboats
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Gelatin silver prints
    Photographic postcards
    Photomechanical prints