A guide to the Batchelder family photographs of Eva B. (motor launch), 1937-1949

Processed by: L. Bianchi, December 2012.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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2013

A Guide to the Batchelder family photographs of Eva B. (motor launch)

P11-004

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

Title: Batchelder family photographs of Eva B. (motor launch)
Date: 1937-1949
Identifier/Call Number: P11-004 (SAFR 23355)
Creator: Batchelder family
Physical Description: 21 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: The Batchelder family photographs of Eva B. (motor launch), 1937-1949, (SAFR 23355, P11-004) are comprised of 21 color slides depicting the Batchelder family aboard EVA B. as well as showing EVA B. while moored in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Delta region of California. The collection has been processed to the item level and is open for use.
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

Access

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Processing Note

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Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P11-004 (SAFR 23355), Batchelder family photographs of Eva B. (motor launch), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-02167
SAFR-02167 was a gift to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 2011 from James Batchelder, a member of the family that formerly owned EVA B.

Historical or Biographical Note

EVA B. (motor launch), a Monterey Clipper type vessel, was built circa 1936-1938 by Menotti Pasquinucci (1867-1954) at the foot of Turney Street in Sausalito, California. The Batchelder Family owned the vessel for recreational use until about 1949. New owners later renamed the vessel JUANITA and used her for duck hunting in the Sacramento Delta region. As of 2002, EVA B. is being preserved as part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's small craft collection.

Collection Scope and Content

The Batchelder family photographs of Eva B. (motor launch), 1937-1949, (SAFR 23355, P11-004) are comprised of 21 color slides depicting the Batchelder family aboard EVA B. as well as showing EVA B. while moored in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Delta region of California. The collection has been processed to the item level and is open for use.
The Batchelder family photographed the images between 1937-1949 in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Paradise Cove, Raccoon Strait, and Richmond Harbor, as well as at Steamboat Slough in the Sacramento Delta. The collection contains twelve slides showing Eva Batchelder and her children, George, Paul, Jim, Ann, and John, aboard EVA B. while underway. Seven slides contain views of EVA B. tied up, some showing 28G34 painted on her bow. The collection also includes two scenic views taken from aboard EVA B., one showing Red Rock Island and one showing Point Diablo with the Golden Gate Bridge in view.

Collection Arrangement

During an inventory at the time of accession, the slides were placed in order by the handwritten number on the slide mounts, then by imprinted slide number also on the mount. The processing archivist maintained this order in December 2012.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Boats and boating
Launches
Motorboats
Small craft
Yachting
Eva B. (motor launch)
San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Richmond (Calif.)
Delta Region (Calif.)
Color slides

Collection Contents

Shared collection box

Item No. 01.  Eva B. (motor launch) anchored off Paradise Cove, Marin County, California, circa 1940

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "12" is imprinted on the mount. "B53" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Distant view off the port bow. Likely taken during a weekend picnic.
Shared collection box

Item No. 02.  Eva B. (motor launch) anchored off Paradise Cove, Marin County, California, circa 1940

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "13" is imprinted on the mount. "B53" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Distant view off the starboard bow. Likely taken during a weekend picnic.
Shared collection box

Item No. 03.  Eva B. (motor launch) docked at Richmond Harbor, California, circa 1946-1947

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "9" is imprinted on the mount. "B57-9" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Bow view. Near Cutting Blvd. in Richmond. ALICE M. (motor launch), with "28A821" on the hull, is to the right of EVA B. A two-masted schooner is partially in view on the left.
Shared collection box

Item No. 04.  Red Rock Island, San Francisco Bay, California, 1937-1949

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "11" is imprinted on the mount. "B59" is handwritten on the mount.
Shared collection box

Item No. 05.  Ann Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1942-1946

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "12" is imprinted on the mount. "B59" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Ann is seated near the stern. She is wearing a life jacket and eating an apple. EVA B.'s dingy can be seen in the background.
Shared collection box

Item No. 06.  Paul Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1942-1946

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "13" is imprinted on the mount. "B59" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Paul is wearing a lifejacket and is seated near the stern.
Shared collection box

Item No. 07.  George Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1942-1946

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "14" is imprinted on the mount. "B59" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

George is wearing a lifejacket and is seated near the stern. He is holding two starfish. Additional starfish are in a pile beside him.
Shared collection box

Item No. 08.  Jerry Page and Jim Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1942-1946

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "15" is imprinted on the mount. "B59" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Both boys are wearing lifejackets and holding starfish. They are seated near the stern. Jerry was Jim's best friend.
Shared collection box

Item No. 09.  Golden Gate Bridge and Point Diablo, Marin Headlands, California, 1937-1949

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "16" is imprinted on the mount. "B63-6" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

View taken from EVA B. (motor launch) while headed inbound into the Golden Gate. Alcatraz Island is in the distant background. A salmon fishing net is visible near the bow.
Shared collection box

Item No. 10.  George Batchelder at the wheel of Eva B. (motor launch) in Raccoon Strait, Marin County, California, circa 1945-1946

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "25" is imprinted on the mount. "B63-25" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

View taken looking aft through the cockpit window.
Shared collection box

Item No. 11.  Eva B. (motor launch) tied up at Steamboat Slough, Sacramento County, California, 1946 July

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "10" is imprinted on the mount. "B67" and "7/46" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Port broadside view.
Shared collection box

Item No. 12.  Eva B. (motor launch) tied up at Steamboat Slough, Sacramento County, California, 1946 July

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "14" is imprinted on the mount. "B67-14" and "7/46" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Forward portion of the vessel is in view. A sign is attached to a tree with EVA B.'s name.
Shared collection box

Item No. 13.  Ann and John Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in Richmond Harbor, California, 1947 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "3", "B68" and "5/47" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

John is sitting on Ann's lap. They are seated near the stern. Both are wearing life jackets. Shipyards are in the distant background.
Shared collection box

Item No. 14.  Ann and John Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in Richmond Harbor, California, 1947 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "8" is imprinted on the mount. "B68" and "5/47" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

John is sitting on Ann's lap. They are seated near the stern. Both are wearing life jackets. Shipyards are in the distant background.
Shared collection box

Item No. 15.  George and John Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1947 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "11" is imprinted on the mount. "B68" and "5/47" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

John is seated on the roof of the cockpit. George is holding him in place.
Shared collection box

Item No. 16.  George and John Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1947 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "12" is imprinted on the mount. "B68" and "5/47" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

John is seated on the roof of the cockpit. George is holding him in place and pointing off into the distance.
Shared collection box

Item No. 17.  George and John Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1947 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "15", "B68" and "5/47" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

John is seated on the roof of the cockpit. George is holding him in place.
Shared collection box

Item No. 18.  George and John Batchelder aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1947 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "B68-X" and "5/47" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

John is seated on the roof of the cockpit. George is holding him in place.
Shared collection box

Item No. 19.  Eva B. (motor launch) tied up at Steamboat Slough, Sacramento County, California, 1946 July

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "13" is imprinted on the mount. "B69" and "7/46" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

View off the port bow. Three other small craft are tied up behind her.
Shared collection box

Item No. 20.  Eva Batchelder seated in the cockpit aboard Eva B. (motor launch) while underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, circa 1946-1947

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "18" is imprinted on the mount. "B90" is handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Candid view.
Shared collection box

Item No. 21.  Eva B. (motor launch) docked, possibly in Richmond Harbor, California, 1941

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in., 35mm. "17" is imprinted on the mount. "T-2", "8" and "1941" are handwritten on the mount.

Scope and Content Note

Bow view. Two other small craft in view. The vessel on the left has "28H735" on the hull. The vessel on the right has "28A251" on the hull. A vessel, possibly a cargo ship, is under construction in the background.