The Hanscom photograph collection, circa 1880-1910, bulk 1889-1895, (SAFR 19542, P79-064a) is mainly comprised of photographs
of Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, showing shipyard activities, vessels, and stationary engines. The collection
has been processed to the File Unit level with some Items listed, and is open for use.
W.W. Hanscom (1869-1956) was a draftsman and electrical engineer, who was employed by Union Iron Works for over 20 years.
He was the son of W.W. Hanscom (born 1840), who was one of the leading mechanical engineers of California in the late 19th
century and a pioneer in early steam engine development.