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Finding Aid to the Sigurd Hagen And Paul Hagen Photographs, 1910-1958
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    Title: Sigurd Hagen and Paul Hagen photographs,
    Date: 1910-1958
    Collection No: P05-015
    Creator: Hagen, Paul E.

    Hagen, Sigurd

    Herrington-Olson Photography

    Commercial Studios

    Extent: 33 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: This collection of photographs consist of 2 postcards, 5 small photographic prints related to Sigurd Hagen. 26 photographic prints are primarily of the Wilson Brothers fleet of steam schooners at Rotten Row, Oakland Creek, California in the 1950s.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Wilson Brothers & Co. (Aberdeen, Wash.)

    steam schooners

    Photography of ships


    Rotten rows

    Oakland Inner Harbor (Calif.)


    Photographic prints

    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]. Sigurd Hagen and Paul Hagen photographs, P05-015. [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 4/12/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20703.

    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 20703 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information


    Historical Note

    The OREGON, IDAHO and SVEA were the three vessels of the Wilson Brothers & Co. fleet. OREGOA and IDAHO were both built by the Aberdeen Shipbuilding Company in 1916 in Aberdeen, WA. SVEA was built in 1906 in Fairhaven CA. They were among the last of the active wooden steam schooners and were the last to remain intact in California waters. They were laid up in Oakland Creek in the 1930s, but were not dismantled until late in 1950.

    Custodial History

    The items were donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by Paul E. Hagen, of Oakland, CA, on March 17, 1960. Hagen presumably took the photos before the ships were dismantled in 1950.


    Accession number SAFR-00001.

    Administrative Information

    Scope and Content

    This collection of photographs consist of 2 postcards, 5 small photographic prints related to Sigurd Hagen. 26 photographic prints are primarily of the Wilson Brothers fleet of steam schooners at Rotten Row, Oakland Creek, California in the 1950s.
    Note: Thirteen related documents consisting of checks, discharge papers, and other ephemera, that were part of the initial accession were transferred to Sigurd Hagen Personal Papers (HDC 1282).


    The 8 x 10 in. photographic prints are arranged by the original order number.

    1. Postcard, wrecked FARALLON (steamship), Cooks Inlet, Alaska, January 5, 1910;

    postmarked July 21, 1918, Kena, Alaska, postcard from "Harold" to Sigurd Hagen.

    2. Postcard, Shipping scene, Mukilteo, WA, n.d.

    3-7. 5 small photographic prints, in envelope labeled "S/Schr pics"
    The following are (26) 8 x 10 in. photographic prints, all except one stamped on the back "Herrington Olsen Photography, Oakland, California," with an address. Also, all except one have a

    handwritten order number on the verso.
    8. SALMON KING (2m), aside a much larger square-rigged ship, photo stamped

    "Commercial Studios, Oakland, California" with address, no order number.

    9. SH-1, deck of one of the Wilson Brothers steam schooners; all of the prints here on are

    stamped "Herrington Olson Photography"

    10. SH-3, OREGON on left, IDAHO on right (captioned)

    11. SH-4, ships papers of registration aboard OREGON, a "class A 1" vessel, dated

    December 5, 1916. (captioned)

    12. SH-7, bunk aboard unnamed vessel.

    13. SH-12, section of 1st mate's cabin on SVEA (captioned)

    14. SH-15, dining room aboard unnamed vessel.

    15. SH-17, bow of OREGON, photograph taken from SVEA.

    16. SH-18, hanging glass lantern, aboard unnamed vessel.

    17. SH-19, deck of unnamed vessel.

    18. SH-22, Caretaker of SVEA, OREGON and IDAHO. Wooden rudder is shown on

    deck below. (captioned)

    19. SH-23, pilot house of SVEA.

    20. SH-24, black cat on bow of unnamed vessel, with IDAHO in background.

    21. SH-25, deck of unnamed vessel [two copies]

    22. SH-29, deck of unnamed vessel, with hull of another in background.

    23. SH-31, looking down onto deck of unnamed vessel.

    24. SH-32, deck of unnamed vessel.

    25. SH-33, bow of IDAHO.

    26. SH-34, bow of IDAHO.

    27. SH-35, Wheel and compass on IDAHO (caption).

    28. SH-36, galley on IDAHO (caption).

    29. SH-37, looking up towards pilot house (?) of unnamed vessel, with dog on deck.

    30. SH-38, side of IDAHO.

    31. SH-39, side of IDAHO and another vessel, with kids pulling rope in foreground.

    32. SH-40, IDAHO, from deck of unnamed vessel.