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A guide to the Stephen Canright collection of San Francisco Bay ferry photographs, circa 1910-1990
P91-073 (SAFR 23210)  
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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: Stephen Canright collection of San Francisco Bay ferry photographs
    Date: circa 1910-1990
    Date (bulk): circa 1935-1958
    Identifier/Call Number: P91-073 (SAFR 23210)
    Creator: Emmons, Mush

    Canright, Stephen

    San Francisco Chronicle

    San Francisco Public Library
    Physical Description: 20 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Stephen Canright collection of San Francisco Bay ferry photographs, circa 1910-1990, bulk circa 1935-1958, (SAFR 23210, P91-073) is comprised of photographs of ferries in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The collection has been processed to the Series 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.
    Items 01-03 may not be reproduced without permission of the San Francisco Chronicle. Items 04-14 must credit the San Francisco Public Library. Additional restrictions may apply.

    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

    SAFR-00409 was processed in 2012 as P91-073, SAFR 23210. The collection was titled "San Francisco Chronicle photographs of San Francisco Bay ferries." In September 2014, SAFR-00410 was accrued to the collection and it was renamed the "Stephen Canright collection of San Francisco Bay ferry photographs."
    Each photographic image has been assigned an Item number; there are often multiple physical forms of each image (e.g. a negative and a print) which has been noted in the description.
    Description Notes: Dates refer to when the original photograph was taken. Many of the photographic prints and negatives in this collection are copies that were made much later than when the original photograph was taken.
    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], P91-073 (SAFR 23210), Stephen Canright collection of San Francisco Bay ferry photographs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00409
    SAFR-00410
    The collection was donated by Stephen Canright, Curator of Exhibits at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in 1991. He purchased the photographs from the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Public Library, and possibly Mush Emmons. Mr. Canright may have used the photographs for a Park exhibit or for research purposes.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This collection does not include a historical or biographical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Stephen Canright collection of San Francisco Bay ferry photographs, circa 1910-1990, bulk circa 1935-1958, (SAFR 23210, P91-073) is comprised of photographs of ferries in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The collection has been processed to the Series level and is open for use.
    Contains photographs of ferries underway, ferry passengers, and ferry crew members, circa 1910-1990, bulk circa 1935-1958. There are 15 unique photographic images in 20 physical forms (8 copy negatives and 12 black-and-white photographic prints). Some vessels have been identified as CHARLES VAN DAMME (built 1916; paddle ferry), PIEDMONT (built 1883; ferry), SAN LEANDRO (built 1923; ferry), and the 1970's-built SAN FRANCISCO (ferry). Two of the photographed crew members are identified as Edwin "Eddie" Barret and Captain Arthur Jensen. The ferry passengers are depicted doing various activities, including playing cards, sleeping, reading, knitting, and eating.

    Collection Arrangement

    Arranged into two series based on the source of the photographs: Series 1: San Francisco Chronicle photographs; Series 2: San Francisco Public Library and Mush Emmons photographs. The photographs in Series 1 were purchased by the donor from the San Francisco Chronicle. The photographs in Series 2 were purchased from the San Francisco Public Library with the exception of one photograph (Item 15) that the donor may have purchased directly from photographer Mush Emmons.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ferries
    Paddle steamers
    Passenger ships
    San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
    Black-and-white prints
    Black-and-white negatives