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Von Schmidt family. Photographs from the Von Schmidt family papers [graphic].
BANC PIC 2004.169--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

Photographs from the Von Schmidt family papers

Creator/Contributor:

Von Schmidt family., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912

Creator/Contributor:

Shew, William J., 1820-1903

Creator/Contributor:

Philip, Marta H.

Creator/Contributor:

Nast, John E.

Creator/Contributor:

Habenicht, photographer

Creator/Contributor:

Morse, G. D. (George Daniels), fl. ca. 1860-ca. 1900

Creator/Contributor:

Selleck, Silas.

Creator/Contributor:

Bradley & Rulofson

Creator/Contributor:

Edouart & Cobb

Creator/Contributor:

Dames & Williams

Abstract:

Includes portraits of Alexis von Schmidt, Edward von Schmidt, Alfred von Schmidt, Samuel von Schmidt and other family members. Also includes photographs depicting Edward's sailboat, Whirlwind, as well as boating scenes on San Francisco Bay; carte-de-visite and other portraits of various persons, mostly unidentified; and one composite photograph of a drawing of the dynamiting of Blossom Rock in San Francsico Bay and portraits of various figures -- including Alexis, Edward, Alfred, Julius and Walter von Schmidt -- associated with the event.

Date:

ca. 1870-ca. 1910 (issued)

Subject:

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Von Schmidt, A. W. (Alexis Waldemar) -- 1821-1906 -- Portraits
Von Schmidt, Edward -- Portraits
Von Schmidt, Alfred -- Portraits
Whirlwind (ship) -- Pictorial works
Sailboats -- California -- San Francisco Bay -- Photographs
Blossom Rock, San Francisco Bay -- Pictorial works

Note:

Numerous photographers, including Isaiah West Taber, William J. Shew, Bradley & Rulofson, Marta H. Philip, John E. Nast, Edouart & Cobb, Habenicht, G.D. Morse, Silas Selleck, Dames & Williams, Charles Hansen (Fresno), and C.J. Cook.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Purchase; from Vintage Books; 200308.
Additions: Purchase; 20040519.
Alexis von Schmidt, a Prussian, in 1849 came to Calif. He surveyed the border of Calif. in 1856, and again from 1873 to 1875, headed the team to blow up Blossom Rock in the San Francisco Bay and owned the Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Water Works Company. Alexis von Schmidt died May 26, 1906.
Edward von Schmidt, son of Alexis, was a sailor and engineer. Some of his early voyages were aboard the Good Templar, Modoc, Three Brothers, Ariel and the Francis Palmer.
Transferred from the Von Schmidt family papers (BANC MSS 2003/315)

Type:

graphic
Albumen prints.
Cartes de visite.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 box (ca. 50 photographic prints) : b&w and albumen ; 25 x 24 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2004.169--PIC

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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

Related Item:

Von Schmidt family papers : Von Schmidt family.