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Finding Aid to the Martha Hoffman Ship And Railroad Postcard Album, 1890-1939
P05-016  
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  • Summary

    Title: Martha Hoffman ship and railroad postcard album,
    Date: 1890-1939
    Collection No: P05-016
    Creator: Hoffman, Martha

    Extent: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: The postcard album contains 75 marine vessel postcards and 39 train postcards collected by Martha Hoffman. The train postcards, out of scope, have been retained to maintain the integrity of the album. 32 of the marine vessel postcards are of U.S. naval vessels, 12 are of Bay Area ferry boats and 11 are of steam ships. The bulk of the naval ships were postcards depicting the Great White Fleet.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Photography of ships

    United States. Navy--Cruise, 1907-1909--Pictorial works

    Postcards

    Photograph albums

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Access
    This collection is open for research.

    Access Information

    Condition Restrictions

    There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling of the collection items at any time.

    Conditions of Use

    Use
    The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.
    Preferred Citation
    [Item title or description including date]. Martha Hoffman ship and railroad postcard album, P05-016. [Location within collection organization identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Processing/Project Information

    Processing and Cataloging
    Processed by Charles Miller and completed 4/27/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20704.

    The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog by searching on the catalog number 20704 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information

    History

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Custodial History

    The items were donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum (SFMM) by Martha Hoffman on November 9, 1966. (See SFMM Accession Log, page 388, line 2) The materials were accessioned into the National Park Service when the museum was made a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA-735) and then were transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park after the establishment of the new park in 1989 (SAFR-1).

    Acquisition

    Accession number SAFR-00001.

    Administrative Information

    Scope and Content

    The postcard album contains 75 marine vessel postcards and 39 train postcards collected by Martha Hoffman. The train postcards, out of scope, have been retained to maintain the integrity of the album. 32 of the marine vessel postcards are of U.S. naval vessels, 12 are of Bay Area ferry boats and 11 are of steam ships. The bulk of the naval ships were postcards depicting the Great White Fleet.

    Arrangement

    The postcards in the album do not appear to be organized and arranged in any order.
    Album Inventory
    Page 1.

    YALE (steamer) Pacific Navigation Company

    Unnamed 3m bark, naval training vessel

    Unnamed 3m bark, possibly STAR OF INDIA
    Page 2.

    USS COLORADO, 1905

    USS VERMONT (battleship)

    Unknown Brigantine
    Page 3.

    Unknown British battleship

    Unknown 3m full-rigged ship
    Page 4.

    KENTUCKY (battleship)

    Unknown 2m schooner

    Unknown British 4m bark
    Page 5.

    USS PENNSYLVANIA

    USS MISSOURI

    SS SIBERIA
    Page 6.

    M.S. TATSUTA MARU

    ALABAMA (battleship)
    Page 7.

    NEBRASKA (battleship)

    Unknown brigantine

    VIRGINIA (battleship)
    Page 8.

    "Looking Through the Golden Gate at Sunset", W. A. Coulter painting

    SOLANO, Southern Pacific Ferry Boat

    European ketch, with steamer in background
    Page 9.

    BUCKMAN (built 1901, screw steamer)

    SARATOGA (naval training ship)

    MINNESOTA (battleship)
    Page 10.

    Ferry NEWARK

    Ferry OAKLAND (Charles Weidener photograph)

    Ferry GARDEN CITY (Weidener photo)
    Page 11.

    Ferry THROUGHFARE

    Ferry NEWARK (Weidener photo)

    Ferry BERKELEY (Weidener photo)
    Page 12.

    French 4m bark

    RHODE ISLAND (battleship)

    LOUISIANA (battleship)
    Page 13.

    Ferry ENCINAL

    Ferry NEWARK
    Page 14.

    MAINE (battleship)

    SOUTH DAKOTA (battleship)
    Page 15.

    Ferry ENCINAL (Weidener photo)

    Ferry BAY CITY (Weidener photo)

    Ferry PIEDMONT (Weidener photo)
    Page 16.

    Unknown 4m schooner

    CONNECTICUT (battleship)

    MISSOURI (battleship) (duplicate of postcard from p. 5)
    Page 17.

    Unknown 2m brig, with bark in background

    ST. MARY'S (naval school ship)

    HARTFORD (navy training ship)
    Page 18. empty
    Pages 19-31. train postcards
    Page 32. empty
    Page 33.

    PHILADELPHIA (armored cruiser)

    USS VIRGINIA
    Page 34.

    HARVARD (passenger vessel), 1911

    YALE (passenger vessel), 1911

    PAUL JONES (torpedo boat destroyer)
    Page 35.

    DECATUR (patrol boat)
    Page 36.

    KENTUCKY (battleship)

    OREGON (battleship)
    Page 37.

    CONSTELLATION (training ship)
    Page 38.

    MONONGAHELA (training ship)

    WISCONSIN (battleship)

    MONTANA (armored cruiser)
    Page 39.

    British 4m bark

    CALIFORNIA (armored cruiser)
    Page 40.

    NAPA VALLEY (steamer) Monticello Steamship Co.

    GENERAL FRISBEE (steamer) Monticello Steamship Co.

    KOREA II (steamer) Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
    Page 41.

    Unknown 4m schooner

    Unknown German steamship and sail ship, "A Merry Christmas"
    Page 42.

    Unknown Dutch paddle wheel steamer, 2 postcards
    Page 43.

    MONGOLIA (steamer) Pacific Mail Steamship Co.

    HARVARD (steamship)

    Unknown 4m bark
    Page 44.

    HARTFORD (sloop of war)

    USS SOUTH DAKOTA

    USS CONSTITUTION
    Page 45.

    Middle East port painting