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Laflin Family Photographs, ca. 1851-1943
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms
  • Organization
  • Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Laflin Family Photographs,
    Date: ca. 1851-1943
    Collection: P01-002
    Creator: Laflin family
    Extent: 15 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.).
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Physical location: Historic Documents Department.
    abstract: The collection consists of 15 copy negatives of the Laflin family made from original ambrotypes, tintypes, and albumens.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Laflin family photographs

    Usage Restrictions

    The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], P01-002, [Location within collection organization identified by series number, file unit number, item number], Laflin Family Photographs, ca. 1851-1943, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.


    The original photographs were loaned to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 2001 for duplication by Elizabeth Laflin Gawf, great granddaughter of James Laflin.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    SAFR Photographers (SAFR-01615, field collectn)

    Processing Information

    Processed by Francine Snyder.

    Completed in July 26, 2001.


    James Laflin, a shipping agent who acquired crews for San Francisco ships, conducted business from ca. 1850 to 1890. His son, Peter J. Laflin, occasionally carried on the trade.

    Scope and Content Note

    The collection consists of 15 copy negatives of the Laflin family made from original ambrotypes, tintypes, and albumens.

    Indexing Terms


    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Maritime history.
    San Francisco (Calif.).
    Portrait photographs.
    Group portraits.
    Film negatives.


    The collection contains a single series of photographs.


    The photographs are arranged alphabetically by personal name and then chronologically.