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[Francis Milville Benjamin collection of U.S. Navy photographs].
BANC PIC 2014.064--AX; BANC PIC 2014.064--C; BANC PIC 2014.064--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2014.064--PIC box 2; ...
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[Francis Milville Benjamin collection of U.S. Navy photographs]


Benjamin, Francis Milville, creator, creator.


Chiefly snapshots documenting Benjamin's long career in the United States Navy, including both the First World War and Second World War. Photographs document activities and scenes on various ships, including the U.S.S. Mongolia, U.S.S. Melville and U.S.S. Hornet; numerous U.S. Navy personnel; pre-war Pearl Harbor; Panama Canal; various ports of call; and other naval subjects. Also includes studio portraits of the Benjamin and Wise families, among others; Y.M.C.A. football scenes; a few photographs pertaining to shipwrecks (including one of the Honda Point disaster of 1923). Also includes various official U.S. Navy papers pertaining to Benjamin's service, and a group of correspondence and other personal papers pertaining to a Benjamin; Alfred Colwell, a relative of Francis; and Patrick Murray, Roswell Skeel, James L. Clark, George D. McLean, all of Washington state, whose relationships are undetermined. Also includes a U.S. Navy publication pertaining to the first war cruise (1943-1945) of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet, and a 1932 map of the Elizabeth Lake quadrangle (in B folder).


1880 (issued)


Benjamin, Francis Milville -- Pictorial works
United States. -- Navy -- Pictorial works
Hornet (Aircraft carrier : CV 12)
Warships -- United States -- Photographs
Sailors -- United States -- Photographs
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Shipwrecks -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Francis Milville Benjamin.
Numerous photographers, chiefly unidentified.
Many photographs printed as postcards.
Also includes a few folders of military and personal papers (in PIC box 2 and AX folders 4-5).
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Francis Milville Benjamin collection of U.S. Navy photographs, BANC PIC 2014.064, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Zephyr ; 2014.
Gift; donor; date.


Military papers.

Physical Description:

Approximately 270 photographs in 2 boxes and 6 oversize folders : chiefly silver gelatin prints ; 48 x 50 cm or smaller.




BANC PIC 2014.064--AX
BANC PIC 2014.064--C
BANC PIC 2014.064--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2014.064--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2014.064
BANC PIC 2014.064



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COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.