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A guide to the Captain Loring N. Shaw photographs, 1851-1909
P85-001 (SAFR 17776)  
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  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement
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  • Title: Captain Loring N. Shaw photographs
    Date: 1851-1909
    Identifier/Call Number: P85-001 (SAFR 17776)
    Creator: Shaw, Loring N., Captain
    Physical Description: 3 items. Online items available.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Captain Loring N. Shaw photographs (P85-001, SAFR 17776) consists of 3 photographic portraits of Captain Shaw and his wife from 1849 to 1909.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.


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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P85-001 (SAFR 17776), Captain Loring N. Shaw photographs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to San Francisco Maritime Museum by the granddaughters of Capt. Shaw in 1964 and then given to Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA-00789) in 1986. It was then transferred and accessioned into San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (SAFR-00001) in 1988.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Captain Loring N. Shaw was born on August 25, 1827 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He graduated from a public school but went to sea in the summers from the age of 13. Shaw's father, John W., was also a sea captain.
    At the age of 21, Shaw became master of a California Coastal and Inland Waters vessel where he stayed for 8 years. In 1863 he left California and went to Boston to work in a general provisions business. In 1877, he went into the hotel business in Wisconson, and in 1887, he moved to Osceola, Nebraska. There he lived until his death on June 25, 1909.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Captain Loring N. Shaw photographs (P85-001, SAFR 17776) consists of 3 photographic portraits of Captain Shaw and his wife from 1849 to 1909.
    The collection includes a cased half plate daguerreotype of Capt. Shaw, circa 1851; a cabinet photograph of Capt. Shaw, sometime after 1887 in Osceola, Nebraska by C. E. Clark; and black-and-white photographic print of Capt. Shaw and his wife in Osceola, Nebraska, before 1909.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    Related Materials

    Loring N. Shaw reminiscence and newspapers, 1824-1909 (HDC0003, SAFR 14023), papers (HDC0620, SAFR 329) and a commemorative medal (SAFR 15564).
    • This material is located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ship captains
    Clark, C. E.
    Osceola (Neb.)
    Cased photographs
    Cabinet photographs
    Collodion prints
    Gelatin silver prints
    Portrait photographs