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A guide to the Carlos Asa Call photograph collection, 1880-1950
P91-057 (SAFR 24253)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Carlos Asa Call photograph collection
    Date: 1880-1950
    Identifier/Call Number: P91-057 (SAFR 24253)
    Creator: Call, Carlos A.
    Physical Description: 11 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Carlos Asa Call photograph collection, 1880-1950, (SAFR 24253, P91-057) is comprised of photographs collected by Carlos A. Call of various vessels, including steam schooners, freighters, a barkentine, feluccas, and U.S. Navy vessels, some of which are in the San Francisco Bay Area or on the coast of Northern 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], P91-057 (SAFR 24253), Carlos Asa Call photograph collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00279
    The collection was donated by F. Kaye Tomlin in 1991. The collection previously belonged to Mr. Tomlin's great-uncle, Carlos Asa Call.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Carlos Asa Call (1880-1972) was the last of the Call family to live on Call Ranch at Fort Ross, California.
    Carlos Asa Call was born in Fort Ross, California, on June 2, 1980, to George Washington Call (1829-1907) and Mercedes Leiva (1850-1933). He had two brothers and six sisters. George Washington Call purchased the land at Fort Ross in 1873 and established Call Ranch. Carlos lived on the ranch until his death on December 20, 1972. The land is now part of the Fort Ross State Historic Park.

    Sources:

    • Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
    • Carr, Laura Call. My Life at Fort Ross, 1877-1907. Jenner, CA: Fort Ross Interpretive Association, Inc., 1987.
    • "The Calls of Fort Ross." Independent Coast Observer (Gualala, CA), Dec. 29, 1972.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Carlos Asa Call photograph collection, 1880-1950, (SAFR 24253, P91-057) is comprised of photographs collected by Carlos A. Call of various vessels, including steam schooners, freighters, a barkentine, feluccas, and U.S. Navy vessels, some of which are in the San Francisco Bay Area or on the coast of Northern California. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open for use.
    Contains photographs various sailing vessels and steamships, some in California, 1880-1950. There are 10 unique photographic images in 11 physical forms (black-and-white photographic prints).

    Item list:

    • Item 01: ALBION RIVER (built 1902; steam schooner) wrecked at Bodega Head, California, port bow view, 1903 April. Photograph of a photograph. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.
    • Item 02: ALBION RIVER (built 1902; steam schooner) wrecked at Bodega Head, California, port bow view as seen from a cliff, 1903 April. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.
    • Item 03: Freighter wrecked, starboard quarter view, circa 1900-1930. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.
    • Item 04: FULLERTON (built 1902; barkentine, 4m) docked, possibly in the San Francisco Bay Area, starboard bow view, 1902-1925. Photographed by "Frost, 470 Thirteenth St., Oakland, California." (1) black-and-white photographic print, 6 x 8 in., mounted on a 10 x 12 in. board.
    • Item 05: Two feluccas in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, circa 1880-1916. Two men are rowing one of the boats and the other boat has its sail set. A two-masted schooner is anchored in the distance. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 6.75 x 9 in., mounted on 10 x 15 in. board. Stamped on the board: "Putnam & Valentine, Photo, Los Angeles, Cal. / San Francisco Cal." There is a ribbon attached to the board which has deteriorated and broken into pieces. A 1916 calendar and a 2 x 4.75 in. black-and-white photograph of the California coast have detached from the board (possibly previously attached by the ribbon). The upper and lower left corners of the board are missing and there are tears in the board.
    • Item 06: Freighters anchored in a harbor, circa 1900-1930. Possibly in Central or South America. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 9.25 x 15.25 in. A piece of the top edge near the upper right corner is missing.
    • Item 07: Unidentified waterfront, with small craft tied up, circa 1880-1930. A small wooden building is in the foreground and larger buildings are on the opposite shore in the distance. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.
    • Item 08: SAN FRANCISCO (built 1933; cruiser; U.S. Navy) in the stream near Mare Island, California, starboard broadside view, 1934 March 5. Captioned: "126-34 U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO / NAVY YARD, MARE ISLAND, CAL. MARCH 15, 1934." (2) black-and-white photographic prints, 7.5 x 9.75 in.
    • Item 09: V-6 (built 1930; submarine; U.S. Navy) underway, port bow view, 1930-1931. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.75 in.
    • Item 10: U.S. Navy vessel refueling, circa 1940-1950. View from the deck of a vessel toward what might be a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier (planes are partially visible on the deck). Ropes are attached between the two vessels. (1) black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "PRISIC Confidential" is stamped on the verso and "Refueling" is handwritten on the verso.

    Collection Arrangement

    No arrangement due to the small size of the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Government vessels--United States
    Merchant ships
    Shipwrecks--California
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
    Pacific Coast (Calif.)
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Gelatin silver prints