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A guide to the Walter A. Scott photographs, circa 1900-1910
P79-190a (SAFR 23845)  
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Item No. 01.  Two swans in the water, circa 1900-1910

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.
Glass Storage

Item No. 02.  Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, circa 1900

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a street and yucca plants in the foreground. A few other buildings can be seen in the distance. Items 02 and 03 are very similar views.

Related Material

See P83-019a.1711 for another Walter A. Scott photograph of this building.
Glass Storage

Item No. 03.  Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, circa 1900

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a street and yucca plants in the foreground. A few other buildings can be seen in the distance. Items 02 and 03 are very similar views.

Related Material

See P83-019a.1711 for another Walter A. Scott photograph of this building.
Glass Storage

Item No. 04.  Fillmore Street, San Francisco, California, scene showing Walter A. Scott's typewriter business location and office sign, 1906-1907

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The signs "1811 WALTER A. SCOTT 1811" and "Columbia Visible Typewriters" are visible on the building. Scott was an agent for Columbia Visible Typewriters from 1906-1907, and their office was located at 1811 Fillmore Street. Other signs visible on the building include "CONEY DENTIST," "F.A. BROOKBANK, BUSINESS BROKER," "Cook Millinery," and "FREE EXCURSION FREE / ON THE NEW OCEAN SHORE RAILWAY / TO SALADA BEACH," among others. The photograph was taken while it was raining. There are several people on the sidewalk and some are holding umbrellas over their heads. An automobile is also in view.
Glass Storage

Item No. 05.  San Francisco, California, buildings as seen from a high vantage point looking toward City Hall, showing damage from the 1906 earthquake and fire, after 1906 April 18

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Hotel Angelus is in the right foreground and there are many other buildings visible in the background. The tall dome in the middle distance is City Hall and the dome of the Hall of Records is to the left. Possibly taken from Nob Hill. Items 05 and 06 are similar views of the same scene.
Glass Storage

Item No. 06.  San Francisco, California, buildings as seen from a high vantage point looking toward City Hall, showing damage from the 1906 earthquake and fire, after 1906 April 18

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Hotel Angelus is in the right foreground and there are many other buildings visible in the background. The tall dome in the middle distance is City Hall and the dome of the Hall of Records is to the left. Possibly taken from Nob Hill. Items 05 and 06 are similar views of the same scene.
Glass Storage

Item No. 07.  San Francisco, California, buildings as seen from a high vantage point, showing damage from the 1906 earthquake and fire, after 1906 April 18

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.
Glass Storage

Item No. 08.  Waterfront as seen looking down from a hill in San Francisco, California, circa 1900-1910

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are trees in the foreground. Pier sheds line the Embarcadero.
Glass Storage

Item No. 09.  Woman standing on a hill in San Francisco, California, with the waterfront in the background, circa 1900-1910

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in. The upper right corner of the negative is missing.

Scope and Content Note

Profile view of the woman. Her outfit includes a coat and a hat with a feather. The view in the background is looking down from a hill toward pier sheds and other buildings along the Embarcadero.
Glass Storage

Item No. 10.  Steam schooner underway, port broadside view, circa 1900-1910

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.
Glass Storage

Item No. 11.  Passenger liner underway, port broadside view, circa 1900-1910

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The steamship has two stacks.
Glass Storage

Item No. 12.  Early airplane in a large field, with a crowd of spectators in the background, circa 1908

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The plane is a couple of feet off the ground. There are several small buildings and tents in the background behind the crowd.
Glass Storage

Item No. 13.  Group of men standing in front of a Southern Pacific locomotive, circa 1900-1910

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Approximately twenty men in view. Informal portrait. Not all of the men are looking at the camera. Two men in the right background appear to be wearing Shriner hats. "SOUTHERN PACIFIC, E-69 17/26 53" visible on the locomotive.