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[Lewis Hoffman photograph archive].
BANC PIC 2018.052--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

[Lewis Hoffman photograph archive]

Creator/Contributor:

Hoffman, Lewis, creator, photographer.

Abstract:

Amateur photographs by San Francisco resident Lewis Hoffman, including self-portraits, portraits of his wife Shula, their friends, and others; views of Chinatown and other San Francisco locations; views of the Hoffman's Studebaker in various locations; views of Yosemite Valley and other outdoor locations; many scenes taken in an unidentified area of rural Washington, perhaps at the location of Hoffman family or friends; a few photographs of boxers, including one of Max Baer, Jack Dempsey and Baer's manager and trainer Ancil Hoffman on the Atlantic City boardwalk; and other subjects.

Date:

1930 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Hoffman, Lewis -- Archives
Hoffman, Lewis -- Portraits
Hoffman, Shula -- Portraits
Studebaker automobile -- Photographs
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs
Yosemite Valley (Calif.) -- Photographs
California -- San Francisco
California -- Yosemite Valley

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Received in 4 boxes (since discarded) with descriptive labels: Lew + Shula, For Shula, Car, Washington.
Per donor, photographs were taken by relative of San Francisco resident Katherine Hoffman (died late 1900s or early 2000s), a previous owner of the material.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ǂb Advance notice required for use.
Katherine Hoffman collection of amateur California photographs, BANC PIC 2018.052, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Ruth MacNaughton ; 2018.
Lewis Hoffman was a shipyard worker in San Francisco in the 1940s; married to Shula Hoffman (1892-1965); relation to Sacramento County Supervisor and one-time boxing manager and trainer Ancil Hoffman is unclear.

Type:

graphic
Portraits-California.
Photographs.

Physical Description:

photoprint
approximately 210 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints ; sheets chiefly 26 x 21 cm (8 x 10 format)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2018.052--PIC

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ǂb Advance notice required for use.