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Finding Aid to the Capital City (Built 1910; Riverboat) Postcard, 1915
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  • Summary

    Title: Capital City (built 1910; riverboat) postcard,
    Date: 1915
    Collection No: P05-022
    Creator: California Transportation Company

    Extent: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: One color lithograph postcard of the riverboat CAPITAL CITY.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Capital City (built 1910; riverboat)

    California Transportation Company


    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]. Capital City (built 1910; riverboat) postcard, P05-022. [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 20710.

    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 20710 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information


    Historical Note

    CAPITAL CITY was a stern-wheeler riverboat built in 1910 and owned by the California Transportation Co., and was used as a passenger riverboat between Sacramento and San Francisco. Her sister ship was FORT SUTTER. Both the CAPITAL CITY and FORT SUTTER were in service until June 1927, when they were replaced by the DELTA KING and DELTA QUEEN. CAPITAL CITY was ultimately re-named PORT OF STOCKTON and was sold to the U.S. government in 1942.

    Custodial History

    The item was purchased by the San Francisco Maritime Museum from the Argonaut Book Shop, San Francisco, on August 5, 1966. 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

    One color lithograph postcard of the riverboat CAPITAL CITY.
    The caption reads: "Steamer 'Capital City' San Francisco and Sacramento, California. Comfort and luxury afloat, suites with bath, barber shop, excellent dining service. California Transportation Company, Main Office, Jackson St. Pier, San Francisco."
    Postcard is postmarked June 16, illegible year, with a Panama Pacific Exposition cancellation. The writing appears to be German, and is addressed to "Mrs. Goesch, 2994 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland."


    No arrangement.