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[William Knorp collection of San Francisco Bay Area ferryboat photographs].
BANC PIC 2019.001--PIC PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2019.001--PIC PIC box 2; BANC PIC 2019.001--AX AX box 1; BANC PIC 2019.001--B; ...
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Title:

[William Knorp collection of San Francisco Bay Area ferryboat photographs]

Creator/Contributor:

Knorp, William, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Macouillard, Louis.

Abstract:

Photographs of ferryboats, chiefly large steamers of the San Francisco Bay Area. Each album contains photographic prints and postcards of multiple ferries. Additional material in PIC box 1 and AX box 1 also depicts a wide range of ferries. Those most frequently pictured are steamers Eureka, Sausalito, Sacramento, Oakland and Cazadero. Other vessels, chiefly ferries, include Piedmont, Berkeley, Delta King, Delta Queen, Treasure Island, Melrose, San Rafael, Newark, and Barry K. Many ferries were photographed during their operation by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Ships associated with other regions include Eppleton Hall, Ticonderoga, Queen Mary, Il de France, Robert Fulton and Alexander Hamilton. San Francisco, especially the area around the Ferry Building; Sausalito; and/or San Francisco Bay appear in many views. Knorp is depicted in many photographs, usually posing on a ferry. Also includes 4 prints by Louis Macouillard: steamer Cazadero (FR frame), steamer Eureka at S.F. Ferry Building (B folder), steamer Tamalpais with Marin County and Mt. Tamalpais in background (B folder) and a streetcar of the California Street Cable Railroad (B folder). Also includes 3 ephemeral Commuter's Crying Towels, issued on the occasion of the closure of particular Bay Area ferry boat runs (AX box 1). Images in the collector's negative file (NEG box 1) depict various ferries; most of these images are reproduced among the prints.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Knorp, William -- Photographs
Southern Pacific Railroad Company -- Photographs
Ferry Building (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
Ferries -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Ferries -- Photographs
San Francisco Bay (Calif.) -- Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs
Sausalito (Calif.) -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by William Knorp, who also took some of the photographs.
Many prints are copy photographs of images from other sources, including collectors such as Roy D. Graves and possibly Vernon J. Sappers.
Vol. 1 disbound: contents filed in PIC box 1; cover filed in AX box 1. Vol. 2 shelved in AX box 1. Vols. 3-4 shelved in PIC box 2.
Also includes 4 prints (shelved in B and FR).
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.
William Knorp collection of San Francisco Bay Area ferryboat photographs, BANC PIC 2019.001, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of John Goeppel, for the estate of William Knorp ; 2018.

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.
Postcards.

Physical Description:

photoprint
approximately 800 photographs in 4 boxes : gelatin silver prints, color prints and safety film negatives ; sheets 22 x 28 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/reference-online
BANC PIC 2019.001--PIC PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2019.001--PIC PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2019.001--AX AX box 1
BANC PIC 2019.001--B
BANC PIC 2019.001--NEG NEG box 1
BANC PIC 2019.001--FR
BANC PIC 2019.001

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.

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