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A guide to the Wilhelm Hester photographic envelopes, circa 1890-1900
HDC0045 (SAFR 14039)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Wilhelm Hester photographic envelopes
    Date: circa 1890-1900
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0045 (SAFR 14039)
    Physical Description: 3 EA
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Wilhelm Hester photographic envelopes (SAFR 14039, HDC 45) comprises two original manufacturers envelopes used for photographic paper and a fragment of an original note from Hester, photographer. During the 1890s and early 1900s, Hester documented the sailing ships and men of the Pacific Northwest export trade in grain and lumber. The note reads: "also tone up the last negt that you retusht and if you can get 1 of each of the new once finsht so I can take orders for them tonight" signed Hester. The collection is processed and available for use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    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

    Note on Description: 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. P lease 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], HDC0045 (SAFR 14039), Wilhelm Hester photographic envelopes, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Wilhelm Hester was born in October, 1872 in central Hamburg. With his brother Ernst, he came to the United States in 1890, and from 1890 -1893 they lived in Montana. In the fall of 1893, they arrived in Seattle and began a practice of photography. In 1898, Wilhelm went to Alaska for a year during the Klondike gold rush, then returned to Seattle.
    Hester was an important photographic chronicler of shipping in Puget Sound in the late 19th and early 20th century, renowned for his pictures of ships, seamen, and cargo operations. He appears to have given up photography in 1905 or 1906. Thereafter he speculated successfully in real estate and had a fine house on Queen Anne's Hill in Seattle. He died on February 25th, 1947.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Wilhelm Hester photographic envelopes (SAFR 14039, HDC 45) comprises two original manufacturers envelopes used for photographic paper and a fragment of an original note from Hester, photographer. During the 1890s and early 1900s, Hester documented the sailing ships and men of the Pacific Northwest export trade in grain and lumber. The note reads: "also tone up the last negt that you retusht and if you can get 1 of each of the new once finsht so I can take orders for them tonight" signed Hester. The collection is processed and available for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of three items.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photographers
    Nepera Chemical Company