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A guide to the Tapley family photograph album and photographs, circa 1885-1900
P82-080 (SAFR 23363)  
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Box 1

Series 1.  Tapley Family photograph album, circa 1900

Extent: 47 EA (1 photograph album and 5 copy negatives)
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Items 03-44. 42 photographs in 47 physical forms (30 cyanotypes, 12 black-and-white photographic prints, 5 copy negatives).
The photograph album contains black-and-white photographic prints and cyanotypes. Most of the photographs are of Captain Robert and Agnes Tapley on board ST. JAMES (built 1883; bark, 3m). The album also includes several photographs of what appear to be either friends or family of the Tapleys', and locations in and possibly around Brooksville, Maine.
All photographs from the photograph album are inserted in the album pages. The pages are sleeves, with die-cut windows for viewing the image. Not every page of the album has a photograph in it.

Arrangement

Photographs were left in the album in order they were found in 2013.
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Item No. 03.  Unidentified house and outbuildings, circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print 3.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

The house is mostly behind several trees; it appears as though there are two barns and a building, perhaps a chicken house, on the property. There is a horse and what looks to be a harness buggy with rider near the barn. There is a pasture with flowers in the foreground. It is possible that this photograph depicts Brooksville, Maine, where Captain Robert Tapley had a residence.
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Item No. 04.  Portrait of an unidentified man standing near the coast, circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

A man, possibly a captain, is wearing a tie, coat and hat, all of which seem to be a seafaring uniform, standing in an elevated wooded area with water below in the background.
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Item No. 05.  Unidentified woman sitting in front of a house, circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. "[Allin]" is written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

A woman is seated on the front porch of a house with a bicycle leaning-over, near her. There is a pile of what looks like wood or debris to the left of the house.
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Item No. 06.  Portrait of an unidentified woman sitting indoors, circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

A older woman is seated in what appears to be a sitting room or salon, holding a book. She is sitting in a chair, which is set in front of a couch. There are paintings of a square-rigged vessel and of George Washington on the wall behind her.
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Item No. 07.  Lumber mill at Brooksville, Maine, circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. "Old mill at N. Brooksville," written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographed from across the water; the mill has lumber piled to the left.
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Item No. 08.  Group of unidentified people standing near a wooded area, circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Two women; two young boys, standing; and a man pushing a baby buggy are posing for the camera. The women are wearing long, dark dresses and hats; the boys are wearing jackets and hats; and the man is wearing a suit and a bowler hat.
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Item No. 09.  Unidentified boy riding in a cart, circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 3.5 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

The boy is sitting in a small cart or buggy on a sidewalk in front of a house. This appears to be the same boy as in Item 08.
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Item No. 10.  Unidentified waterfront or harbor with vessels in view, circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Photographed from an elevated position, there are steamers, sailing ships, and small craft in the water with a large unidentified building in the foreground and what appears to be a city waterfront and mountains in the background.
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Item No. 11.  Unidentified gardens on a hillside, circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

A landscaped garden and a greenhouse are visible in the foreground and wide, fenced walking and driving paths wind up the hill in the background. People can be seen walking along the paths and walking up to the top of the hill to an unidentified building.
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Item No. 12.  Unidentified woman standing in front of a garden urn, circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

The woman is dressed in mostly white, wearing a hat and white gloves, standing next to an ornate urn filled with plants which is set on a pedestal. This appears to be the same garden as Item 11.
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Item No. 13.  Unidentified men hauling lines on St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

View of the deck looking forward; the vessel is underway.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.62.
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Item No. 14.  Portrait of Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley in the master's cabin on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is seated, wearing what appears to be a kimono, with Captain Tapley standing to her left.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.44.
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Item No. 15.  Portrait of Captain Robert and Agnes Tapley on the trunk cabin on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain Tapley is seated on the rail and Mrs. Tapley is standing on the poop deck in front of him. The wheelhouse is in the foreground.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.67.
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Item No. 16.  Agnes Tapley reading on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is seated in front of the bulwark. The open water is visible in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.31.
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Item No. 17.  Captain Robert Tapley reading in the master's cabin of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain Tapley is seated in front of an American flag. He is wearing a small cap, similar to a fez.
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Item No. 18.  Agnes Tapley reading in a chaise lounge the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is reading in front of the bulwark. There is open sea visible in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.32.
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Item No. 19.  Agnes Tapley feeding chickens on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is bent over, with a brood of chickens in front of her.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.49.
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Item No. 20.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley sitting on a lifeboat on St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley has on a hat and jacket. There is part of a sail visible and open water is visible in the background.
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Item No. 21.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley sitting on a chaise lounge on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is reclined and Captain Tapley is sitting at her feet with binoculars in his hand. They are dressed up as if for a "night out." There is a lifeboat behind them on deck and open water in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.37.
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Item No. 22.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley looking out over the water while standing on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain Tapley, standing, is pointing off in the distance; Mrs. Tapley is seated. They are dressed up as if for a "night out."
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Item No. 23.  Agnes Tapley leaning on the binnacle on the poop deck, looking port, on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is dressed up as if for a "night out." The deck of the ship, looking forward, is in partial view.
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Item No. 24.  Agnes Tapley leaning on the binnacle on the poop deck, looking starboard, on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Sails are furled in the background, with their patches visible. The deck is in view, looking forward.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.33.
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Item No. 25.  Agnes Tapley reading in the saloon of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

The interior of another room in the cabin can be seen in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.59.
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Item No. 26.  Agnes Tapley seated in a doorway on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is seated in the doorway of either the trunk cabin or the wheelhouse. The bulwarks and scuppers are visible in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.25.
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Item No. 27.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain Tapley is pointing to something off in the distance; Mrs. Tapley has her hands on her hips.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.36.
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Item No. 28.  Agnes Tapley using a sextant on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is "shooting the sun," near the wheelhouse.
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Item No. 29.  Captain Robert Tapley using a sextant on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain Tapley is "shooting the sun," near the wheelhouse.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.42.
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Item No. 30.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley posed in front of the bulwark on St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain Tapley is dressed in white. There is open water in the background.
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Item No. 31.  Captain Robert Tapley using his long glass on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain Tapley is standing in front of the trunk cabin. The photograph was taken looking forward, and the deck and sails are visible in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.61.
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Item No. 32.  Agnes Tapley standing at the port alleyway with a dog on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley has her arms up, holding on to a line running above her. The dog is standing next to her. There is a man visible on the main deck, just forward of Mrs. Tapley. The length of the deck is seen in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.50.
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Item No. 33.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley seated, with a dog nearby, on deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is reclined on a chaise lounge and Captain Tapley is sitting at her feet. The dog is sitting in front of them. They are in front of the trunk cabin. The wheelhouse is in view in the foreground. The port rigging and deck is in view in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.68.
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Item No. 34.  Agnes Tapley looking through binoculars from the trunk cabin on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4 x 5 in. 2 black-and-white copy negatives, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is standing on top of the trunk cabin. The photograph may have been taken from the top of the wheelhouse. Sails and rigging are in view in the background.
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Item No. 35.  Agnes Tapley standing at a wash tub on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is wringing laundry while standing in front of the trunk cabin.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.57.
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Item No. 36.  Agnes Tapley and a cabin attendant hanging laundry on the deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 cyanotype, 4 x 5 in. 1 black-and-white copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is standing in front of a clothes line while a Chinese man holds a small basket for her.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.58.
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Item No. 37.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley in heavy weather gear on deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain and Mrs. Tapley appear to be on top of the trunk cabin. There is a dog in the foreground.

Related Material

A black-and-white copy negative of this print can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.23491.
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Item No. 38.  Agnes Tapley kneeling with a dog on deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is wearing heavy weather gear, posing with the dog near the wheelhouse.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.15.
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Item No. 39.  Captain Robert Tapley and Agnes Tapley, in front of a banner, "St. James," on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Captain and Mrs. Tapley are standing on the main deck with a large banner with, "St. James," written on it in the background. Mrs. Tapley is wearing a dark dress and hat. The banner covers the trunk cabin and the mate is holding the banner up in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.51.
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Item No. 40.  Agnes Tapley in front of a banner that says "St. James," on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is standing on the main deck with a large banner reading, "St. James," in the background. Mrs. Tapley is wearing a dark dress and hat. The banner covers the trunk cabin and the mate is holding the banner up in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.30.
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Item No. 41.  Agnes Tapley on top of the trunk cabin with a banner that says "St. James," on board St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is standing with one hand on her hip and is wearing a dark dress and hat. The banner is attached to a yard.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.28.
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Item No. 42.  Agnes Tapley and a dog on the trunk cabin of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is smiling as the dog licks her face. She is wearing a dark dress and hat. The port midship deck is in view in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.43.
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Item No. 43.  Agnes Tapley standing in front of the flag-draped trunk cabin of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

The starboard aft corner of the trunk cabin has an American flag draped over it. Mrs. Tapley is standing in front of the flag with one arm up; she is wearing a dark dress and hat. A dog is standing on the trunk cabin as well. Masts and sails are visible in the background.
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Item No. 44.  Agnes Tapley wrapped in an American flag, standing on the poop deck of St. James (built 1883; bark, 3m), circa 1900

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

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Tapley is wearing a dark dress and hat, standing in front of the trunk cabin on the starboard side of the vessel. The photograph was taken looking forward; sails, rigging and the starboard deck are seen in the background.

Related Material

An 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photographic print of this photograph can be found in SFMNHP Classified photograph collection: J09.24359.56.
Shared oversized collection box

Series 2.  Square-rigged vessels in the San Francisco Bay, circa 1885-1900

Extent: 3 EA (2 black-and-white photographic prints and 1 copy negative)
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Items 01-02. 2 photographs in 3 physical forms (2 black-and-white photographic prints; 1 black-and-white copy negative)

Arrangement

Due to the size number of photographs in this series, they were not arranged; they were left in the order they were found in 2013.
Shared oversized collection box

Item No. 01.  Whalers at anchor at Oakland Creek, Oakland, California, 1885 December 1

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6 x 9.75 in., mounted on black mat board, 10 x 14 in. "[San Entomu] (possibly Sausal) Creek, Dec 1st 1885," written on the bottom left and "[1500]," written on the bottom right corners of the photographic material this Item was created from. "[Benram#]" written in pencil on the bottom left corner, over number that looks like "1500."

Scope and Content Note

Starboard broadside view of four unidentified square-rigged vessels with other ships and the Oakland Hills visible in the background. There are what appears to be two whaleboats in the foreground.
Shared oversized collection box

Item No. 02.  Wray Castle (built 1889; ship, 3m) underway, port broadside view, circa 1900

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 10 x 13 in., mounted on a 14 x 18 in. mat board. 1 black-and-white copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel is underway off the Golden Gate, at the mouth of the San Francisco Bay, California. Sails are both furled and unfurled; there are two crew members visible aft.