A guide to the Hanscom photograph collection, circa 1880-1910

Processed by: Amy Croft, March 2013.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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2013

A Guide to the Hanscom photograph collection

P79-064a

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, National Park Service
2013, National Park Service

Title: Hanscom photograph collection
Date: circa 1880-1910
Date (bulk): 1889-1895
Identifier/Call Number: P79-064a (SAFR 19542)
Creator: Hanscom, William Wallace (1869-1956)
Physical Description: 387 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: 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.
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

Access

This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.
Nitrate negatives are restricted from use. Use-copies can be provided. Glass plate negatives may require special handling by the reference staff.

Publication and Use Rights

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Processing Note

During processing in 2013, many errors and inconsistencies were found. The Processing Archivist discovered that many photographs from a 1957 donation were split into multiple collections: some assigning provenance to the wrong person and some without any provenance information listed at all. These photographs were reunited into this collection in 2013, restoring original provenance. They have been described in six separate File Units to more easily explain what happened with each group of photographs. The Processing Archivist also discovered that 3 nitrate negatives did not belong with this collection (see File Unit 1 description below for more information).
File Unit 1: The photographs in File Unit 1 were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 219/11 through 219/19). These nitrate negatives were formally accessioned into P79-064a on April 26, 1979, and were assigned Item numbers 1-13 at this time.
At some point in time between 1956 and the 1980s, 3 nitrate negatives were mistakenly added to this collection and given the Item numbers 14-16. They were described as the following: Item 14: Unidentified 4-masted schooner at wharf in unidentified channel, bow view, circa 1880-1910. Item 15: CASPAR (steam schooner) underway in Caspar, California, stern view, circa 1880-1910. Item 16: Unidentified passenger vessel (troop transport?) docked, view off starboard bow, circa 1910-1920.
In the 1980s, SAFR staff created contact interpositives and copy negatives for nitrate negatives 1-5 and 7-16.
During processing in February 2013, it was discovered that the 3 nitrate negatives given the Item numbers 14-16 did not belong with the collection. In addition to the fact that the number of negatives did not match the accession paperwork, the subject matter of Items 14-16 did not match the original accession inventory at all. One of them (previously given Item number 15) had "Gift of Dr. Elliott Evans in October 1967" written on the envelope; this photograph actually belongs to the collection P78-064a, and was returned to this collection in February 2013; it has been assigned the number P78-064a.6. The photographs previously given the Item numbers 14 and 16 have been cataloged as P13-001 (SAFR 23358) for the time being, until their appropriate collection(s) can be found and they can be returned to them.
Each of the nitrate negatives has been assigned an Item number by previous SAFR staff (1-13) and it is unknown if this reflects the original order; there are multiple physical forms of each of these images (e.g. the original nitrate negative, a contact interpositive, and a copy negative), and this has been noted in the physical description field.
File Unit 2: The photograph album in File Unit 2 was originally donated by W.W. Hanscom and Russel Hanscom on November 20, 1956 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 211/2 through 212/5). This album was formally accessioned into P79-064a on April 26, 1979. The photographs in the album were assigned Item numbers by SAFR staff in March 2013.
The images in the photograph album have been numbered starting with Item 14. Pages 1-2 are missing. Pages 4, 22-23, 58, 142-143, 154-155, 204, 218-350 are blank. There is a page in the beginning of the album that says: "about late '80s to 1910. All Union Iron Works except p. 7-28 - Mare Island and p. 33 - Risdon Iron Works. Many photos of USS OREGON, USS OLYMPIA, Stationary engines - Hoist engines, pumping engines, generating engines. Also SS PERU, USS MONTEREY, a lightship."
There are two photographs missing from the album that were previously attached to the pages; it is unknown if they were missing when the album was originally received by the San Francisco Maritime Museum in 1956. Missing photographs: one from page 58 ("NH# 75000" written next to area where photograph used to be attached - it is unknown what the topic of the photograph is) and one from page 204 (caption below missing photograph says: "U.S.S. Ohio, May 18, 1901. President McKinley [illegible] at launching table"). It appears that the missing photograph on page 58 might be P87-020.1 - OREGON (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) in drydock at Hunters Point, California, August 12, 1894 (the glue marks on the album page and on the back of the print match up).
File Unit 3: The photographs in File Unit 3 were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 219/4 through 220/15). At some point they were separated from the other photographs that came in at this time, and were erroneously cataloged as the George Hanscom photograph collection (P80-041a, no catalog number) donated by Charles Loring. This error was discovered and rectified in March 2013 and the photographs were returned to this collection (P79-064a) at this time.
Each photograph previously included in P80-041a could be matched to the initial inventory in the SFMM Accession Ledger for the W.W. Hanscom donation in 1957. Additionally, to further confirm that the photographs were from W.W. Hanscom, many of the photographs previously included in P80-041a could also be found in the photograph album (in File Unit 2). The SFMNHP does hold some George Hanscom photographs donated by Charles Loring, but they are primarily of lighthouses and Mare Island; they can be found in the SFMNHP Classified photograph collection and in P88-049 (SAFR 17946).
File Unit 4: The photograph in File Unit 4 was originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 220/14). It was previously cataloged as P89-014 (SAFR 18917). This photograph has been moved into P79-064a, and kept as a separate File Unit.
File Unit 5: The photographs in File Unit 5 were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 219/4 through 220/10). They were cataloged as part of the SFMNHP Classified collection, and some did not mention the provenance at all. These Classified photographs have been moved into P79-064a, and kept as a separate File Unit.
File Unit 6: The photographs in File Unit 6 were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 220/4). They were cataloged as part of the collection titled "Photographs, 1871-1960" (P79-079, SAFR 15218) which is an artificial collection created by SAFR staff of Items from unknown donors. These photographs have been moved into P79-064a, and kept as a separate File Unit.
The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P79-064a (SAFR 19542), Hanscom photograph collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00001
GOGA-00789
SAFR-00001, GOGA-00789: This photograph collection was donated by W.W. and Russel Hanscom to the San Francisco Maritime Museum on November 20, 1956 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 211/2 through 212/5) and by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 219/1 through 220/16).
Of the materials donated in 1956 and 1957, 1 photograph album and 13 black-and-white nitrate negatives were formally accessioned as P79-064a on April 26, 1979, and cataloged with the number scr 50. The other materials were given other collection numbers at later dates, but were reunited with this collection in March 2013. See the processing notes for more detail.
These photographs were likely those of W.W. Hanscom (December 4, 1869-November 9, 1956), since he worked for Union Iron Works and his sons donated the photograph collection soon after his death. However, since it could not be confirmed that these photographs once belonged to W.W. Hanscom, the collection is just named the Hanscom collection, since the donors were Hanscoms as well.
SAFR-00001 is a blanket accession that was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September 1988. GGNRA had previously acquired the collection from the San Francisco Maritime Museum when it became a unit of the National Park Service in 1977.
GOGA-00789 was transferred from the J. Porter Shaw Library to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in February 1985.

Historical or Biographical Note

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.
William Wallace Hanscom was born on December 4, 1869 in California to W.W. Hanscom (born 1840 in Maine) and Abbie P. Dodge Hanscom (born 1841 in Massachusetts). His parents were married in New Hampshire on April 22, 1862. William Wallace had a younger sister named Lilian Hanscom (August 8, 1872-March 30, 1948). His father W.W. Hanscom was one of the leading mechanical engineers of California (Electrical Engineers, 540).
William Wallace Hanscom went to public and private schools in San Francisco, California. He left high school in 1883 and began a mechanical engineering course in the National Iron Works of San Francisco. He spent three years in the foundry, pattern and machine shops. In 1886, he became interested in electricity, built some telegraph instruments and constructed a social telegraph line which grew to have forty members (Electrical Engineers, 540). Hanscom sought out more experience with electricity and was placed in charge of the electric light plant of Union Iron Works.
Starting around 1886, Hanscom then spent two more years as an apprentice in the machine shop at Union Iron Works, where he was appointed as assistant to the mechanical engineering superintendent. This position lasted until the summer of 1890, when he became assistant draftsman to the engineering chief.
He advanced steadily during his more than twenty years of service with Union Iron Works, becoming a draftsman, electrical engineer, and then chief electrical engineer. While chief electrical engineer, he installed electrical equipment on U.S. Navy and merchant marine vessels, starting with CHARLESTON (built 1888; cruiser: U.S. Navy) and including OLYMPIA (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy), OREGON (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy), MARIETTA (built 1897; gunboat: U.S. Navy), FARRAGUT (built 1898; torpedo boat: U.S. Navy), WISCONSIN (built 1898; battleship: U.S. Navy) and HANCOCK (built 1879; transport: U.S. Army).
In 1906, he became the general superintendent of the Century Electric Construction Co. of San Francisco (Electrical World, 350).
William married Susie Richards Hanscom between 1900 and 1910. Susie was born in 1876 or 1877, died between 1925 and 1930, and her mother was Annie A. Richards (Canadian). William and Susie had two sons: William W. Hanscom Jr. (born 1911; was a pharmacist in 1940) and Russel C. Hanscom (March 25, 1913-June 15, 2011; was an automobile mechanic in 1940).
W.W. Hanscom died on November 9, 1956, at the age of 86.

Sources:

  • California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA. Retrieved on January 31, 2013, from Ancestry.com
  • New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA. Retrieved on January 31, 2013, from Ancestry.com
  • Unknown author. Electrical Engineers of the Day - XXXIX: W.W. Hanscom. Electrical World and Engineer, Volume XXXIX, No. 13, March 29, 1902.
  • Unknown author. Personal. Electrical World: A review of current progress in electricity and its practical applications. Volume XLVIII, No. 7. July 7 to December 29, 1906. New York: Electrical World.

Collection Scope and Content

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.
Contains photographs of Union Iron Works, Risdon Iron Works, and Mare Island Navy Yard, all of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. None of the photographer(s) names are known. There are 342 unique photographic images in 385 physical forms (285 cyanotypes, 28 black-and-white photographic prints, 12 lantern slides, 6 glass plate negatives, 13 nitrate negatives, 16 contact interpositives, 25 copy negatives) and 2 paper documents.
The photographs in this collection primarily show Union Iron Works activities in the 1890s-1900s, including various vessels under construction, launching, at dock, under repair, and underway. Some of the photographs show men working on the vessels and posing in front of them. There are many photos of OLYMPIA (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy) and OREGON (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy). There are a few photographs of Mare Island Navy Yard, Risdon Iron Works, and recreational events. The collection also includes photographs of stationary engines - hoisting engines, pumping engines, and generating engines.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is described in one Series, which is arranged into five File Units: File Unit 1: Nitrate negatives; File Unit 2: Photograph album; File Unit 3: Vessels at Union Iron Works; File Unit 4: Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy); File Unit 5: Union Iron Works vessels and main engines; File Unit 6: Union Iron Works main engines.
File Units 1 and 2 contain photographs that were originally accessioned as P79-064a. File Units 3-6 each contain photographs that previously had different collection numbers, but were moved to this collection during processing in March 2013 because they were all part of the same original accession in 1957.

Related Materials

Related photograph collection: John T. Scott photograph collection, 1856-1923. SFMNHP, (SAFR 23362, P79-072a). Some of the loose cyanotypes in P79-072a are the same photographic image as some of the photographs in the photograph album in this collection (P79-064a). For example, the photograph on page 201 of the album in P79-064a (Item 276) is the same image as P79-072a.073. The Processing Archivist did not try to match photographs in each collection, but it should be noted that there are some of the same images in both collections.
Related manuscript collection: William Wallace Hanscom papers, circa 1887-1920s. SFMNHP, (SAFR 16121, HDC 131). Consists largely of scrapbooks and notebooks, but also includes some trade catalogs and oversize naval architecture and marine engineering plans. The research strength is largely in the area of technical aspects of turn of the century iron and steel shipbuilding, but information on a few San Francisco building projects of the 1920s can also be found in the collection.
  • This material is located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding--California--San Francisco
Shipbuilding--History--19th century
Shipbuilding--History--20th century
Shipyards--California--San Francisco
Steam engines
Gas engines
Marine engines--Design and construction
Marine machinery
Pumping machinery
Government vessels--United States
Hanscom, W.W. (1869-1956)
Union Iron Works Co.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Charleston (Cruiser)
Columbia River No. 50 (built 1892; lightship)
Olympia (Cruiser)
Oregon (Battleship)
San Francisco (built 1889; cruiser: U.S. Navy)
San Francisco Bay (Calif.)--Harbor
San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Harbors--California--San Francisco
Harbors--California--San Francisco Bay
Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Photograph albums
Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
Black-and-white prints (photographs)
Blueline prints
Cellulose nitrate film
Interpositives
Black-and-white negatives

Collection Contents

Boxes 1-3; Nitrate Storage; Shared Oversize Box; Oversize storage Range 8, Bay 4, Drawer 3

Series 1.  Union Iron Works photographs, circa 1880-1910 (bulk 1889-1895)

Extent: 387 EA

Scope and Content Note

There are 342 unique photographic images in 385 physical forms (285 cyanotypes, 28 black-and-white photographic prints, 12 lantern slides, 6 glass plate negatives, 13 nitrate negatives, 16 contact interpositives, 25 copy negatives) and 2 paper documents.

Arrangement

Arranged into five File Units: File Unit 1: Nitrate negatives; File Unit 2: Photograph album; File Unit 3: Vessels at Union Iron Works; File Unit 4: Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy); File Unit 5: Union Iron Works vessels and main engines; File Unit 6: Union Iron Works main engines.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

File Unit 1.  Nitrate negatives, circa 1880-1910

Extent: 39 EA.
Physical Description: 13 nitrate negatives, 13 contact interpositives, 13 copy negatives

Scope and Content Note

Items 001-013. There are 13 unique photographic images in 39 physical forms (13 nitrate negatives, 13 contact interpositives, 13 copy negatives). The contact interpositives and copy negatives were made by SAFR staff in the 1980s.
These 13 nitrate negatives were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 219/11 through 219/19). These negatives were formally accessioned into P79-064a on April 26, 1979, and were assigned Item numbers 001-013 at this time.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 001.  Battleship docked at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, view off starboard bow, circa 1880-1910

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph is very similar to Item 002. Possibly WISCONSIN (built 1898; battleship: U.S. Navy)?
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/12.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 002.  Battleship docked at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, view off starboard bow, circa 1880-1910

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph is very similar to Item 001. Possibly WISCONSIN (built 1898; battleship: U.S. Navy)?
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/12.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 003.  Three unidentified vessels docked at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, bow and stern views, circa 1880-1910

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.5 in. 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

One of the vessels is possibly PENNSYLVANIA (steamship) third from the left.
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/12.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 004.  Man standing on board a Union Iron Works vessel, circa 1880-1910

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.5 in. 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Man is wearing a hat (so he is possibly a supervisor of some kind or a foreman) and has his left foot on a wooden block.
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/12.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 005.  Battleship docked at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, view off starboard bow, circa 1880-1910

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/12.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 006.  Wisconsin (built 1898; battleship: U.S. Navy) underway, stern view, circa 1898-1910

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Possibly just after delivery in 1901.
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/11.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 007.  Wisconsin (built 1898; battleship: U.S. Navy) at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1899 June

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

View of construction progress.
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/18.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 008.  Paul Jones (built 1902; destroyer: U.S. Navy) under construction at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1899 June

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Torpedo boat destroyer. Deck under construction. Launched on June 14, 1902.
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/19.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 009.  Wisconsin (built 1898; battleship: U.S. Navy) at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, with Rockaway (built 1880; tugboat) in the foreground, 1899 June

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

View of construction progress. Originally received in March 1957.
See SFMM 219/18.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 010.  Aerial view of Rockaway (built 1880; tugboat) docked at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1899 June

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/1 through 220/16.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 011.  Wisconsin (built 1898; battleship: U.S. Navy) at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1899 June

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

View of construction progress.
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/18.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 012.  McArthur (coastal survey steamer) at dock at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1899 June

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/17.
Box 1; Nitrate Storage

Item No. 013.  Unidentified 3 masted bark underway, starboard broadside view, circa 1898-1903

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Originally received in 1957. See SFMM 219/13.
Boxes 1-2

File Unit 2.  Photograph album, circa 1880-1910

Extent: 309 EA.
Physical Description: 1 photograph album (284 cyanotypes, 14 black-and-white prints, 2 paper documents) and 9 copy negatives

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph album (284 cyanotypes, 14 black-and-white prints, 2 paper documents) and 9 copy negatives of photographs in the album. The images and documents in the album have been assigned Item numbers 014-313. The album is primarily described at the File Unit level, with some Items listed. There are copy negatives for Items: 14 (2 of them); 58; 59; 61; 113; 161 (2 of them); and 186.
The photograph album is an old ledger with the title "MERCANTILE REPORTS" on the spine. It primarily shows Union Iron Works activities, including various vessels under construction, launching, at dock, and under repair. Some of the photographs show men working on the vessels and posing in front of them. There are many photos of OREGON (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) and OLYMPIA (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy), and of stationary engines - hoisting engines, pumping engines, and generating engines.
The album also includes photographs of CHARLESTON (built 1888; cruiser: U.S. Navy), COLUMBIA RIVER NO. 50 (built 1892; lightship), EL PRIMERO (built 1893; steam yacht), FEARLESS (tugboat), MONTEREY (built 1891; monitor: U.S. Navy), OHIO (built 1901; battleship: U.S. Navy), PERU (built 1892; steamship), SAN FRANCISCO (built 1889; cruiser: U.S. Navy), and ZARAGOZA (built 1891; corvette: Mexican Navy) among others (pages 29-209). There are blueline prints and cyanotypes of mechanical drawings of engines on pages 212-217.
An October 26, 1893 launching invitation for OREGON (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) is on page 3 of the album, and a newspaper clipping about Camp Richards on July 4, 1892, is on page 5. There is a photograph of Risdon Iron Works shipyard in May 1901 on page 33.
The album includes photographs of damaged buildings at the Mare Island Navy Yard taken March 31-April 7, 1898, showing the damage from the earthquake of March 31, 1898 (pages 7-25). There are also photographs of MONADNOCK (built 1883; monitor: U.S. Navy) and BRUTUS (built 1894; collier?: U.S. Navy) at Mare Island in April-May 1898, and a general view of the shipyard (pages 26-28).
Additionally, there are photographs of a fruit orchard in San Lorenzo, California; tunnel tree "Wawona" in Yosemite National Park; Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Park, 1892; forests in Placer County, California; Joshua Tree (?); Hotel Del Monte, 1892; and group portraits at El Campo in 1894 (pages 124-129, 146).
On page 200, there is a photograph of eight people inside and in front of a locomotive, with the following caption written underneath: "Hanscom straight air automatic brake. North Western Pacific Railway. Sausalito to Cazadero narrow gauge. John Henderson - my father, loco engr [locomotive engineer] on the runs. Train equipped in Sausalito shop."
Some of the photographs have "Photo # NH" and then a number written underneath them in pencil; this likely refers to the U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph number.
This album was originally donated by W.W. Hanscom and Russel Hanscom on November 20, 1956 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 211/2 through 212/5). This album was formally accessioned into P79-064a on April 26, 1979. The photographs in the album were assigned Item numbers by SAFR staff in March 2013.
Box 1; Box 2

Item No. 014.  Engraved invitation, launch of Oregon (built 1893; cruiser: U.S. Navy), 1893 October 26

Extent: 1 document (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 engraved invitation, 6.75 x 9 in. 2 copy negatives, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Invitation to the launching of the Armored Coast Line Battleship OREGON at Union Iron Works on Thursday October 26, 1893 at 11:46 a.m. The invitation says the vessel will be christened by Daisy Ainsworth (representing the State of Oregon) and Ruth Dolph (representing the Navy), and will be launched by Eugenia Shelby (representing the City of Portland). Print is on page 3 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 017.  View of the remains of the C. & R. Sawmill on Mare Island, California, 1898 March 31

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 7 x 9.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

View from the northeast showing earthquake damage to the sawmill, which was destroyed. There are 8 men working in the debris, wearing Navy uniforms. Print is on page 7 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 043.  Siemens halske engine inside a building at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1895 December 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 6 x 7.25 in. Print is in the shape of an octagon. "20x30x44/30. 2-400 kw. 500 v. Siemens halske engine. United [Rip?]. Dec 8/95. W.R. Eckart" written on the page underneath the print.

Scope and Content Note

Print is on page 35 of the photograph album.
Box 1; Box 2

Item No. 058.  Sea King (tugboat) alongside Olympia (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy) prior to launch, 1892 November 5

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 6 x 8 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many people on board SEA KING, on the dock nearby, on the launching ways scaffolding, and in the background. Photo # NH 75042. Print is on page 50 of the photograph album.
Box 1; Box 2

Item No. 059.  Sea King (tugboat) at dock near Olympia (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy) on launching day, 1892 November 5

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 6.5 x 8 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many people on board SEA KING, on the dock nearby, and in the background. Print is on page 51 of the photograph album.
Box 1; Box 2

Item No. 061.  Olympia (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy) after launching, seen behind Fearless (tugboat), 1892 November 5

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 6.25 x 7.75 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many people on board FEARLESS and on the dock in the foreground. There are other tugboats, launches and rowboats in the background. Print is on page 53 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 066.  Olympia (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy) in the graving dock at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, bow view, 1892 November

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Nov 93" appears to be written on the page below the print. OLYMPIA was launched in November 1892, not 1893.

Scope and Content Note

Print is on page 59 of the photograph album.
Box 1; Box 2

Item No. 113.  Mascot (dog wearing cape and top hat), 1894 July

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.5 x 6.75 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The dog is standing a log or barrel and his cape says "MASCOT". His entire left side is facing the camera. Print is on page 101 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 158.  Man standing in front of a 38 foot long, twelve inch gun for Monterey (built 1891; monitor: U.S. Navy), which is not yet installed on the vessel, 1892 September 13

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 8 x 10 in. "September 13, 1892" written on the back of the print. "12" gun Monterey" written on the album page underneath the print.

Scope and Content Note

The gun is on a railcar platform. The man is possibly Packham, a shipping clerk (information from Item 159). Print is on page 133 of the photograph album.
Box 1; Box 2

Item No. 161.  Union Iron Works, San Francisco, general view of the yard, 1892

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 7.5 x 9.5 in. 2 copy negatives, 4 x 5 in. "NH # 75296" written on the album page underneath the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph taken looking towards the San Francisco Bay. Philadelphia House, Pacific Restaurant, Charleston Restaurant are in the foreground and the foundry is in the background. Typed information on one of the envelopes says: "The photograph appears to have been taken from the hill to the west of Kentucky and Napa (the location of the Philadelphia House). The year 1892 appears written below the photo and may be incorrect. The 1892 San Francisco City Directory listed the Philadelphia House, J. O'Rourke, prop., at the NE corner of Kentucky and Napa but failed to list either the Charleston Restaurant or the Baltic Restaurant. An entry for the Charleston Brothers restaurant, located on the west side of Illinois between Napa and Butte, appeared in 1890. No entries for the Baltic Restaurant were found in city directories for the years 1885-1895". Print is on page 136 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 183.  Edward Thomas Morris standing in front of an engine for Peru (built 1892; steamship) at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1892

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Edward Thos Morris" is written on the album page underneath the print.

Scope and Content Note

Morris was a naval engineer at Union Iron Works. Print is on page 140 of the photograph album.
Box 1; Box 2

Item No. 186.  Interior view of the Union Iron Works machine shop, San Francisco, 1896 March 22

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 7.5 x 9.5 in. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Print is on page 145 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 222.  Luis Grant and Cravin standing on board Charleston (built 1888; cruiser: U.S. Navy), with light fixtures on deck in between the two men, 1889 May

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.75 x 7.75 in. "Photo # NH 75127" is written on the album page above the print.

Scope and Content Note

Print is on page 177 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 249.  Cross compound Corliss engines and pumps at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, likely between 1892-1896

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.75 x 7.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Print is on page 190 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 250.  Two men standing next to an engine with O'Neil valve motion and cut-off at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, likely between 1892-1896

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.5 x 7.5 in. "O'Neil cut off engine" is written on the album page above the print.

Scope and Content Note

Print is on page 190 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 251.  Man standing in front of a Hoist engine with link motion at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, likely between 1892-1896

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.5 x 7.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

"Union Iron Works Builders" sign is in front of the engine. Print is on page 191 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 252.  12" x 20" belt driven compressor, likely between 1892-1896

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.5 x 7.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Print is on page 191 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 294.  Man pointing to something metal that has 'VERY BAD' written on it, circa 1890s-1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 5 x 8 in.

Scope and Content Note

The long piece of metal looks like it might be on a railcar on a pier in front of the vessel. It also might be on board the vessel. Print is on page 208 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 297.  Aerial view of El Primero (built 1893; steam yacht) under construction at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1893 May

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.75 x 7.5 in. "El Primero. E.W. Hopkins. May 1893" is written on the album page below the print.

Scope and Content Note

Starting to plank the deck. The vessel was commissioned for E.W. Hopkins. Print is on page 210 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 298.  John Mailer and his grate bar, likely between 1892-1896

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.75 x 7.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Mailer is holding several grate bars. He is wearing a suit and a hat. Print is on page 210 of the photograph album.
Box 2

Item No. 300.  Portrait of a man in a suit, inscribed to Willie Hanscom, 1892 August 14

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4.5 x 7.5 in. "A mon cher ami Willie Hanscom, souvenir de Milady le 14 Aout 1892" is inscribed on the front of the print. The man's signature is hard to read, but might say "E Pesser" or "E Pener".

Scope and Content Note

The man has a handlebar mustache and is holding a pocket watch by its chain in one hand and his hat in the other hand. Print is on page 211 of the photograph album.
Box 1; Box 3

File Unit 3.  Vessels at Union Iron Works, circa 1890s-1900s

Extent: 27 EA.
Physical Description: 20 photographic images in 27 physical forms (11 lantern slides, 6 glass plate negatives, 3 contact interpositives, 2 copy negatives, 5 black-and-white photographic prints)

Scope and Content Note

Items 314-333. 20 photographic images in 27 physical forms (11 lantern slides, 6 glass plate negatives, 3 contact interpositives, 2 copy negatives, 5 black-and-white photographic prints).
Contains photographs of ALBATROSS (schooner, 3m), COLLIS (tugboat), COLUMBIA RIVER NO. 50 (built 1892; lightship), GRAMPUS (built 1902; submarine: U.S. Navy), MONTEREY (built 1891; monitor: U.S. Navy), OLYMPIA (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy), OREGON (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy), REPORTER (schooner, 3m), SAN PEDRO (steam schooner), unidentified vessels and several views of the Union Iron Works shipyard.
These photographs were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 219/4 through 220/15). At some point they were separated from the other photographs that came in at this time, and were erroneously cataloged as the George Hanscom photograph collection (P80-041a, no catalog number) donated by Charles Loring. This error was discovered and rectified in March 2013 and the photographs were returned to this collection (P79-064a) at this time.
Box 3

Item No. 314.  Albatross (schooner, 3m) at dock at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1895-1900

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Possibly a U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel. This is the same photograph as on page 117 of the photograph album (P79-064.130). This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number).
Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/1 through 220/16.
Box 3

Item No. 315.  Collis (tugboat) pierside, port broadside view, circa 1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Several men can be seen on board the vessel. There is a "SAMSON" sign on a building in the background.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/6.
Box 3

Item No. 316.  Columbia River No. 50 (built 1892; lightship) under construction at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1892

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

This is the same photograph as on page 77 of the photograph album (P79-064.084). This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/9.
Box 1; Box 3

Item No. 317.  Columbia River No. 50 (built 1892; lightship) in the water after launching from Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1892

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in. The upper left corner of the slide is broken off and is missing. 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a group of people on a dock and on the bow of an unidentified vessel, looking towards COLUMBIA RIVER NO. 50 in the water.
This is the same photograph as on page 78 of the photograph album (P79-064.085). This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/9.
Box 3

Item No. 318.  Columbia River No. 50 (built 1892; lightship) docked at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, broadside view, circa 1892

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

This is the same photograph as on page 79 of the photograph album (P79-064.086). This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/9.
Box 3

Item No. 319.  Monterey (built 1891; monitor: U.S. Navy) in the stream after launching from Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1891 April 28

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many other vessels in the water near MONTEREY.
This is the same photograph as on page 36 of the photograph album (P79-064.044). This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/7
Box 3

Item No. 320.  Olympia (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy) just off the launching ways at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, bow view, 1892

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many people in the foreground standing inside the launching ways.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/16
Box 3

Item No. 321.  Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) just off the launching ways at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1893

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many people in the foreground standing inside the launching ways.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/15
Box 1; Box 3

Item No. 322.  Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) just off the launching ways at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1893

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 4 x 5 in. 1 contact interpositive, 4.25 x 5.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many people in the foreground standing inside the launching ways.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/15
Box 1

Item No. 323.  Reporter (schooner, 3m) wrecked at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, starboard broadside view, 1902 March

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/2.
Box 1

Item No. 324.  Reporter (schooner, 3m) wrecked at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, starboard broadside view, 1902 March

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Shadow from the masts reflected in the water on the beach in the foreground.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/2.
Box 1

Item No. 325.  Reporter (schooner, 3m) wrecked at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, view off port quarter, 1902 March

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

REPORTER is leaning towards her starboard side.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/2.
Box 1; Box 3

Item No. 326.  San Pedro (steam schooner) in drydock at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, view off starboard bow, circa 1890-1900

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in. 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel is behind a building and only the top of SAN PEDRO is visible.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/10.
Box 3

Item No. 327.  Grampus (built 1902; submarine: U.S. Navy) in the water alongside the dock at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

This might not be GRAMPUS and is possibly actually PIKE (built 1903; submarine: U.S. Navy)?
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/5.
Box 3

Item No. 328.  Unidentified vessel under construction at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1890s-1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel is inside a wooden framed building/structure.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/7
Box 3

Item No. 329.  Unidentified steamship in drydock at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1890s-1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.5 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are three men wearing suits and hats talking together in the foreground.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/7
Box 3

Item No. 330.  Unidentified warship in the graving dock at Hunters Point, California?, bow view, circa 1890s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.5 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

The accession sheet indicated this is possibly a French vessel.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/7

Related Material

This photograph looks very similar to P88-049.049, which shows DUQUESNE (cruiser: French Navy) in drydock at Mare Island (William H. Topley photo).
Box 3

Item No. 331.  Unidentified vessel on launching day at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1890s-1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a large crowd of people around the bow, some standing on a platform. The vessel has not launched yet.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/7
Box 3

Item No. 332.  Distant view of Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, circa 1890s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.5 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is water in the foreground. Launching ways are on the left, wooded framed building/structure on the right.
This is the same photograph as on page 146 of the photograph album (P79-064.187). This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/8.
Box 1; Box 3

Item No. 333.  View of the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, circa 1890s-1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in. 1 contact interpositive, 4.75 x 5.5 in. 1 copy negative, 5 x 6.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is lumber and supplies in the foreground, buildings in the background.
This photograph was previously cataloged in P80-041a (no Item number). Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/8.
Box 1; Shared Oversize Box

File Unit 4.  Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy), 1898

Extent: 2 EA.
Physical Description: 1 photograph in 2 physical forms (1 cyanotype, 1 copy negative)

Scope and Content Note

Item 334. 1 photograph in 2 physical forms (1 cyanotype, 1 copy negative). The copy negative was made by SAFR staff.
This photograph was originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 220/14). It was previously cataloged as P89-014 (SAFR 18917) and was moved to this collection (P79-064a) in March 2013.
Box 1; Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 334.  Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) underway in San Francisco Bay, bow view, 1898

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 10.5 x 13.5 in., mounted on 14 x 16.75 in. board. 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

On the day before sailing to Cuba.
This photograph was previously cataloged as P89-014. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/14.
Box 3; Shared Oversize Box; Oversize storage Range 8, Bay 4, Drawer 3

File Unit 5.  Union Iron Works vessels and main engines, circa 1880-1900

Extent: 8 EA.
Physical Description: 8 photographs (1 lantern slide, 7 black-and-white photographic prints)

Scope and Content Note

Items 335-342. 8 photographs (1 lantern slide, 7 black-and-white photographic prints).
Contains photographs of ARAGO (built 1885; collier) and CHARLESTON (built 1888; cruiser: U.S. Navy); the main engines of OREGON (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) and SAN FRANCISCO (built 1889; cruiser: U.S. Navy); U.S. Naval vessels in Honolulu Bay, Hawaii; a group portrait of Admiral Dewey and his officers aboard OLYMPIA (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy); and a panoramic view of Mare Island, California.
These photographs were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 219/4 through 220/10). These photographs were previously cataloged in the SFMNHP Classified collection. They were moved to this collection (P79-064a) in March 2013.
Box 3

Item No. 335.  Arago (built 1885; collier) in the launching ways at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, stern view, 1885 April

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel is ready to launch. Men standing near the stern. The first ship off the ways at the new Union Iron Works. Believed to be the first steel steamer built on the Pacific Coast.
This photograph was previously cataloged as SFMNHP Classified A04.24007 gs. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 219/4.
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 336.  Charleston (built 1888; cruiser: U.S. Navy) in the stream in San Francisco, after a successful trial trip, 1889 September

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print mounted on board, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is an unidentified tugboat next to CHARLESTON.
This photograph was previously cataloged as SFMNHP Classified B06.02886 pl. "G- Hanscom. 3-3-57" written on the back of the print. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/3.
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 337.  Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) starboard main engine at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1895-1896

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic print, 7.13 x 9.5 in., mounted on 8.88 x 11 in. board

Scope and Content Note

This photograph was previously cataloged as SFNMHP Classified A10.27154. "G- Hanscom. 3-3-57" written on the back of the print. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/4.
Caption: U.S. Battle Ship "Oregon" Starbd. Main Engines / Diameter of Cylinders = HP 34-1/2" IP 48" LP 75" x 42" IHP = 9000
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 338.  Man standing in front of one of the main engines of San Francisco (built 1889; cruiser: U.S. Navy) in the erecting shop, Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1890s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 7.75 x 9.5 in., mounted on 10 x 12 in. board

Scope and Content Note

View of a crankshaft. The man in the photograph is the same person as in Item 339.
This photograph was previously cataloged as SFMNHP Classified A10.17889. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/4.
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 339.  Man standing on one of the main engines of San Francisco (built 1889; cruiser: U.S. Navy) in the erecting shop, Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1890s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 7.5 x 9.75 in., mounted on 10 x 12 in. board "G- Hanscom. 3-3-57" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

View of a crankshaft. The man in the photograph is the same person as in Item 338.
This photograph was previously cataloged as SFMNHP Classified A10.17890. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/4.
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 340.  U.S. Naval vessels in Honolulu Bay, Hawaii, 1887 May 19

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7 x 9.5 in., mounted to a 10 x 12 in. board "G- Hanscom. 3-3-57" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

KAIMILOA is on the left in the foreground (ex schooner (British) EXPLORER). There are also two other American ships, one British ship, and one Japanese ship. There are two men (fishing?) on a small boat in the foreground.
According to annotations on the mat board, this photograph is a reproduction of one found in the R.J. Baker collection in the Public Archives of Hawaii, and the source of the reproduction was John Wright of [Dillingham Corp], Honolulu, Hawaii.
This photograph was previously cataloged as SFMNHP Classified H11.04209 x. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/5.
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 341.  Group portrait of Admiral Dewey and his officers aboard Olympia (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy), 1893

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 11 x 14 in. Print is very fragile and should be handled with care. "Admiral George Dewey. Battle of Manila Bay. May 1, 1898. B-1837. D-1917. Admiral Dewey U.S.S. Olympia 1893" written on the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Twenty-three men in view in total.
This photograph was previously cataloged as SFMNHP Classified H09.18454. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/9.
Oversize storage Range 8, Bay 4, Drawer 3

Item No. 342.  Panoramic view of Mare Island, California, circa 1880-1900

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 12 x 23 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco Bay and square rigged vessels are in the distance.
This photograph was previously cataloged as SFMNHP Classified B11.22038 x, but it was never entered into the Classified database. Consequently there is no dummy record for this Item and it has just been moved to this collection. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/10.
Shared Oversize Box

File Unit 6.  Union Iron Works main engines, circa 1894-1896

Extent: 2 EA.
Physical Description: 2 photographs (2 black-and-white photographic prints)

Scope and Content Note

Items 343-344. Contains 2 photographs of main engines (2 black-and-white photographic prints).
These photographs were originally donated by W.W. Hanscom on March 19, 1957 (see SFMM Accession Ledger, 220/4). They were cataloged as part of the collection titled "Photographs, 1871-1960" (P79-079, SAFR 15218) - an artificial collection of items from unknown donors. They were moved to this collection (P79-064a) in March 2013.
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 343.  Oregon (built 1893; battleship: U.S. Navy) starboard main engine at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1895-1896

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 7.25 x 9.25 in., mounted on 9 x 10.88 in. board

Scope and Content Note

This photograph was previously cataloged in P79-079 (SAFR 15218) - an artificial collection of Items from unknown donors. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/4.

Related Material

This image can also be found in P79-072a.055.
Shared Oversize Box

Item No. 344.  Olympia (built 1892; cruiser: U.S. Navy) port main engines at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, circa 1894-1895

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white albumen photographic print, 7.38 x 9.25 in., mounted on 9 x 11 in. board

Scope and Content Note

This photograph was previously cataloged in P79-079 (SAFR 15218) - an artificial collection of Items from unknown donors. Originally received in March 1957. See SFMM 220/4.
Caption: U.S.S. OLYMPIA Port Main Engines / Diameter of Cylinders = HP 42" IP 54" LP 92" x 42" IHP = 13500