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Finding Aid to the San Francisco (Calif.) Waterfront Postcard Collection, 1903-1904
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  • Summary

    Title: San Francisco (Calif.) waterfront postcard collection,
    Date: 1903-1904
    Collection No: P05-023
    Creator: Baily, Helen

    Baily, Harry

    Britton & Rey

    Extent: 5 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: Five color lithograph postcards of the San Francisco, California waterfront.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Port of San Francisco (Calif.)


    Color lithographs

    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]. San Francisco (Calif.) waterfront postcard collection, P05-023. [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 4/27/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20711.

    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 20711 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information


    Historical Note

    The five postcards in the collection were all sent to Miss Marjorie Josselyn, Paris, France, from Harry and Helen Baily. Miss Josselyn's father was a ship's chandeler in San Francisco.

    Custodial History

    The items were donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by Stephen L. Andrews. 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

    Five color lithograph postcards of the San Francisco, California waterfront.
    The postcards were mailed to Miss Marjorie Josselyn, Paris, France, from Harry and Helen Baily. The postmarks on the cards are dated 1903-1904 and published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.
    Included in the collections folder is an undated transmittal letter from Stephen L. Andrews to Karl Kortum.


    Chronological by postmark date.
    Item Inventory:

    1. "Water Front, showing Ferry Building and Telegraph Hill. From Folsom Street Wharf

    (Pier 12), San Francisco." Postmarked December 29, 1903, image is ca. 1895.

    2. "Panorama from Telegraph Hill, showing Mt. Tamalpais, Alcatraz and Angel Islands,

    San Francisco Bay." Postmarked January 4, 1904.

    3. "U.S. Transport LOGAN, arriving at Folsom Street Wharf (Pier No. 12), San

    Francisco, from the Philippine Islands." Postmarked May 21, 1904.

    4. Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, showing Telegraph Hill." Postmarked May 13,


    5. Duplicate of #3. Postmarked July 16, 1904.