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A guide to the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park photograph collection, 1965-1975
P91-067 (SAFR 23858)  
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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
  • Related Materials

  • Title: San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park photograph collection
    Date: 1965-1975
    Identifier/Call Number: P91-067 (SAFR 23858)
    Creator: San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park
    Physical Description: 46 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park photograph collection, 1965-1975, (SAFR 23858, P91-067) is comprised mainly of photographs of ALMA (built 1891; scow schooner), C.A. THAYER (built 1895; schooner, 3m), EUREKA (built 1890; paddle ferry), and WAPAMA (built 1915; steam schooner) as museum vessels while part of the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park in San Francisco, California. 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], P91-067 (SAFR 23858), San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park photograph collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00394
    The collection was transferred from the National Park Service Western Regional Office by Gordon Chappell, Regional Historian, in October 1991.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park was established in 1956 and existed under this name until 1977 when it became the National Maritime Museum, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In 1988, the National Maritime Museum became a separate national park called the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park photograph collection, 1965-1975, (SAFR 23858, P91-067) is comprised mainly of photographs of ALMA (built 1891; scow schooner), C.A. THAYER (built 1895; schooner, 3m), EUREKA (built 1890; paddle ferry), and WAPAMA (built 1915; steam schooner) as museum vessels while part of the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park in San Francisco, California. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open for use.
    Contains photographs of San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park in San Francisco, California, 1965-1975. There are 29 unique photographic images in 46 physical forms (26 black-and-white negatives, 3 color negatives, 15 black-and-white photographic prints, and 2 color photographic prints). Includes photographs of ALMA (built 1891; scow schooner), C.A. THAYER (built 1895; schooner, 3m), EUREKA (built 1890; paddle ferry), and WAPAMA (built 1915; steam schooner) moored at Hyde Street Pier, as well as photographs of a 1970 National Maritime Day ceremony held on board C.A. THAYER. There are also photographs of a speaker tower and the cable car turnaround in Aquatic Park. Two additional photographs show POTOMAC (built 1934; power yacht) in Los Angeles, California.

    Item list:

    • Items 01-04: Hyde Street Pier, 1965 March 3. C.A. THAYER, EUREKA, and WAPAMA are moored at the pier. Charles W. Snell, photographer. Photographer's numbers 3460, 3464, 3465, and 3466. "XVII-b" is written on the original envelopes. Four images in five physical forms: (4) black-and-white safety negatives, 4 x 5.25 in.; (1) black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.
    • Items 05-20: National Maritime Day ceremony on board C.A. THAYER at Hyde Street Pier, 1970 May 22. Consists of photographs of attendees at the seaman's memorial service. The speakers, who likely appear in some of the photographs, included Thomas J Patterson, Jr., Milton M. Frincke, Joseph C. Rumberg, Jr., and Lt. Governor Ed Reinecke. Sixteen images in twenty-nine physical forms: (16) black-and-white negatives, 35mm; (13) black-and-white photographic prints, 3.5 x 5 in. (Items 12, 17, and 18 do not have print forms.)
    • Item 21: View from the Victorian Park grass looking toward Hyde Street Pier, 1970. C.A. THAYER, ALMA, and WAPAMA are dressed. EUREKA is also in view. (1) black-and-white negative, 35mm.
    • Item 22: Aquatic Park speaker tower, 1970. One image in two physical forms: (1) black-and-white negative, 35mm; (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5 in.
    • Item 23: Aquatic Park cable car turnaround in Aquatic Park, 1970. (1) black-and-white negative, 35mm.
    • Item 24: C.A. THAYER deck view, looking forward, with ALMA visible off the port bow, 1970. (1) black-and-white negative, 35mm.
    • Item 25: C.A. THAYER moored at Hyde Street Pier, stern view, 1967-1975. (1) color negative, 35mm.
    • Items 26-27: Hyde Street Pier, 1967-1975. C.A. THAYER, ALMA, EUREKA, and WAPAMA are moored at the pier. Two images in four physical forms: (2) color negatives, 35mm; (2) color photographic prints, 3.5 x 5 in.
    • Items 28-29: POTOMAC moored at the Port of Los Angeles, California, 1967 August 19. Charles W. Snell, photographer. Photographer's numbers 4348 and 4363. "Theme XXI" is written on the original envelopes. (2) black-and-white safety negatives, 4 x 5.25 in.

    Collection Arrangement

    Arranged with San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park photographs roughly in chronological order, followed by photographs of POTOMAC.

    Related Materials

    For additional materials related to the National Maritime Day ceremony aboard C.A. THAYER on May 22, 1970, see the Harry Dring photographs (SAFR 9318, P91-015, Series 1, File Unit 3, Items 262-271 and 274-279) for additional photographs and the Karl Kortum collection (SAFR 18350, HDC 1084, Series 15.1) for a printed program.
    • This material is located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Maritime museums
    Alma (built 1891; scow schooner)
    C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m)
    Eureka (built 1890; ferry)
    Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner)
    San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park (Calif.)
    Potomac (Yacht)
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Hyde Street Pier
    Aquatic Park (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Black-and-white negatives
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Color negatives
    Color prints (photographs)
    Gelatin silver prints