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A guide to the J. Porter Shaw photograph collection, 1896-1897
P79-058a (SAFR 24838)  
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Item No. scr45.  Ulstermore (built 1894; freighter) voyage between Liverpool, England, and Baltimore, Maryland, 1896-1897

Creator/Collector: Pearce
Extent: 1 photograph album.
Physical Description: 1 photograph album, 6.5 x 8.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled and photographed by [I.?] Pearce, 1st officer of ULSTERMORE.

Item list:

  • Inside front cover. Portrait of first officer Pearce, the album's photographer, wearing foul weather gear aboard ULSTERMORE. "The photographer. [I?]. Pearce 1st off." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.5 x 4 in.
  • Page 1. View of heavy seas as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Very heavy N.W. sea." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 2. TEUTONIC (built 1889; steamship) underway off Langton Dock, Liverpool, England, during a gale, starboard broadside view. "Off Langton Dock Liverpool. N.W. gale. R.M.S. 'Teutonic' sailing." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 3. View of Fastnet Rock, Ireland, as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Fastnet Rock. South coast of Ireland." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 4. ULSTERMORE deck view, looking forward. "S.S. 'Ulstermore.' Bow view." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3 x 4.25 in.
  • Page 5. ULSTERMORE deck view, looking aft. "S.S. 'Ulstermore.' Stern view." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5 in.
  • Page 6. ULSTERMORE deck view, looking at the front of the bridge on board the vessel. "S.S. Ulstermore. Bridge front view." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 7. ULSTERMORE deck view, looking at the side of the bridge from alongside the vessel. "S.S. 'Ulstermore.' Bridge side view." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 8. ULSTERMORE docked at Baltimore, Maryland, view off the starboard bow. "S.S. Ulstermore at Baltimore, U.S.A." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5 in.
  • Page 9. Wentworth Moore, son of Captain Moore, aboard ULSTERMORE. "Captain's son Wentworth, aged 6-1/2." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 10. Captain Moore aboard ULSTERMORE. "Captain Moore." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 11. Captain Moore building a model of CAMPANIA (steamship) aboard ULSTERMORE. "Constructing the 'Campania.'" 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 12. Captain Moore, first officer Pearce, and 2nd officer Bennett using sextants aboard ULSTERMORE. "Taking the sun. Capt. Moore, 1st off. [I.?] Pearce, 2nd off. [J. H.?] Bennett." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 13. Second officer Bennett and Captain Moore using sextants aboard ULSTERMORE. "Taking the Sun. 2nd off. Captain." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 14. TEMPLEMORE (built 1894; steamship) underway, port broadside view. "S.S. 'Templemore' bound West." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 15. SEDGEMORE (built 1891; steamship) underway, port broadside view. "S.S. Sedgemore Bound West." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 16. HESTIA (built 1890; steamship) underway, port broadside view. "Donaldson Liner Hestia bound West." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 17. TAMPICO (built 1895; steamship) underway, port broadside view. "Neptune Liner 'Tampico' bound West." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 18. PETER (schooner?) underway during a gale. "Schooner 'Peter' standing South. N.W. gale." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 19. Unidentified steamship underway in the distance. "Ship bound West." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 20. Unidentified three-masted bark underway. "Barque bound into New York." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 21. KELVERDALE (built 1881; bark, 3m) underway with signal flags set, port quarter view. "Barque 'Kelverdale' signaling lost rudder requiring no assistance." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 22. Unidentified two-masted schooner underway, starboard broadside view. "French schooner bound home from Banks. 56 men on board." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 23. BETTINA (bark, 3m) underway, port broadside view. "Italian Barque 'Bettina' after Gale." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 24. Waves as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Wave effects, from Bridge." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 25. Waves as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Wave effect from lower deck." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 26. RELIEF (built 1891; pilot vessel) underway, port broadside view. "Norfolk U.S.A. Pilot Boat 'Relief.'" 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 27. C.H. Adams aboard a vessel. "C. H. Adams Chesapeake Pilot." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 28. Distant view of Cape Henry, Virginia as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Cape Henry in dist." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 29. CHARLOTTE (built 1889; passenger vessel) underway, starboard quarter view. "Bay steamer 'Charlotte' of Baltimore." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 30. Fort Carroll, Baltimore, Maryland. A schooner is partially in view on the left. "Fort Carroll Chesapeake Bay." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 31. U.S. Customs launch underway, starboard bow view, in Baltimore, Maryland. "Customs Launch boarding at Baltimore." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3 x 4.25 in.
  • Page 32. Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland. "Fort McHenry Baltimore." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 33. Piers 31-32 at Baltimore, Maryland. Men are standing at the end of the pier. "End of Pier Baltimore. Capt. J. Thorpe on end." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 34. DUBOURDIEU (ship, 3m) anchored at Baltimore, Maryland, nearly starboard broadside view. "French Corvette 'Dubourdieu' at Balt." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 35. BRITANNIA (built 1889; tugboat) underway, port broadside view, at Baltimore, Maryland. "Baker Whitely - Tug 'Britannia.'" 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 36. VEDAMORE (built 1896; steamship) getting underway from the wharf at Baltimore, Maryland, port bow view. "Johnston Liner 'Vedamore' leaving wharf." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 37. VEDAMORE (built 1896; steamship) underway at Baltimore, Maryland, starboard quarter view. "'Vedamore' homeward bound." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 38. SAGAMORE (built 1892; steamship) docked. "Johnston Line Whaleback 'Sagamore' fitting propeller shaft." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 39. SAGAMORE (built 1892; steamship) underway, starboard broadside view. "'Sagamore' off to sea." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 40. Kinsale, Ireland, as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Old head of Kinsale south of Ireland." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 41. ORIENT (built 1889; ship, 3m) underway, starboard broadside view. "German Ship 'Orient' bound East." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 42. SAGAMORE (built 1892; steamship) docked. "Bridge view S.S. 'Sagamore.' Torpedo boats in foreground. S.S. Ulstermore in background." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 43. Lightship in Liverpool Bay, England, port broadside view. "North West light vessel Liverpool Bay." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 44. SAINT PAUL (steamship) underway, starboard broadside view. "U.S. Mail Steamer 'Saint Paul.'" 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 45. BEACON LIGHT (built 1890; steamship) in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, starboard bow view. "Oil steamer 'Beacon Light' picked up in mid Atlantic & towed to St. John Halifax Dec. 14th to 21st 1896." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in.
  • Page 46. Heavy seas as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Easterly Gales rising of sea." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.
  • Page 47. Heavy seas as seen from aboard ULSTERMORE. "Easterly Gales. Taking a header." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 48. BEACON LIGHT (built 1890; steamship) under tow of ULSTERMORE during a gale. "Dec. 18th/96 S.S. 'Beacon Light' in tow of S.S. Ulstermore in trough of sea. N.E. gale." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 49. BEACON LIGHT (built 1890; steamship) under tow of ULSTERMORE during a gale. "Dec 18th/9 S.S. 'Beacon Light' rising on sea. N.E. gale." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3 x 4.25 in.
  • Page 50. BEACON LIGHT (built 1890; steamship) under tow of ULSTERMORE during a gale. "S.S. 'Beacon Light' towing. N.E. gale." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 51. 2nd officer, 3rd officer, and engineer next to a damaged lifeboat on deck of ULSTERMORE. "View of stard. Lifeboat broken by sea. N.W. gale Jany. 97. 2nd & 3rd off [paper missing] engineer [paper missing]." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
  • Page 52. CHARLES S. PURDSEY (schooner, 3m) underway, port quarter view, during a gale. "American schooner 'Chas. S. Purdsey' of Philadelphia under short canvas. N.E. gale." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3 x 4.25 in.
  • Inside back cover (Page 53). ORTHIA (built 1896; steamship) underway, port broadside view. "Donaldson Liner 'Orthia.' Capt. Rainnie." 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3 x 3.5 in.
Classified collection storage

File Unit 1.  Classified collection items, 1896-1897

Extent: 1 photograph album.
Physical Description: 1 photograph album containing 54 black-and-white photographic prints.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs separated from the original P79-058a donation and assigned item numbers according to a classification scheme developed by the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Classified collection storage

File Unit 2.  Photo collection items, circa 1890-1900

Extent: 3 photographs.
Physical Description: 3 black-and-white photographic prints.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs from the original P79-058a 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. 1.  River vessel docked near a house in England, circa 1890-1900

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.75 x 5.75 in.
 

Item No. 2.  Group of children, circa 1890-1900

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 7.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Twenty-six girls and boys in view, most seated on a set of steps. "Dorothy Wallace" is handwritten on the verso.
 

Item No. 3.  Man and woman walking on a what is possibly a dry rocky river bed in the country, circa 1890-1900

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 6.25 in.