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Finding Aid to the Mercedes Stafford Postcard Collection, 1907-1915
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  • Summary

    Title: Mercedes Stafford postcard collection,
    Date: 1907-1915
    Collection No: P05-030
    Creator: Stafford, Mercedes

    Extent: 4 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: The collection consists of 4 color postcards, all involving San Francisco Bay maritime scenes.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, Calif.)

    Golden Gate (Calif. : Strait)--Pictorial works


    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    This collection is open for research.

    Access Information

    Condition Restrictions

    There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling of the collection items at any time.

    Conditions of Use

    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 title or description including date]. Mercedes Stafford postcard collection, P05-030. [Location within collection organization identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Processing/Project Information

    Processing and Cataloging
    Processed by Charles Miller and completed 5/6/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20722.

    The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog by searching on the catalog number 20722 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information


    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Custodial History

    The collection was donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by Mercedes Stafford on March 10, 1965. The materials were accessioned into the National Park Service when the museum was made a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA-735) and then were transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park after the establishment of the new park in 1989 (SAFR-1).


    Accession number SAFR-00001.

    Administrative Information

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 4 color postcards, all involving San Francisco Bay maritime scenes.


    Item Inventory

    1. "River Steamers Towing Barges, Sacramento, California" Edward H. Mitchell

    postcard #2156. Postmarked September 7, 1907.

    2. "Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California" color lithograph, Britton & Bly,

    Lithographers, postmarked June 4, 1908.

    3. "The Guardians of the Golden Gate, San Francisco" color lithograph, with Panama-

    Pacific International Exhibition seal in upper left corner of back of card,

    published by Souvenir Publishing Co.

    4. "The Golden Gate, San Francisco" color lithograph, Richard Behrendt, publisher.

    Postmarked March 5, 1908.