Information for Researchers
Title: Doc Berenson ships postcard collection,
Collection No: P05-017
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
Abstract: The collection of 52 postcards are views of various square-rigged sailing vessels.
Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
Information for Researchers
This collection is open for research.
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
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.
[Item title or description including date]. Doc Berenson ships postcard collection, P05-017. [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 and Cataloging
Processed by Charles Miller and completed 4/27/2005.
ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20705.
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 20705 at
. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.
This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.
The items were donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by Doc Berenson on September 4, 1961. 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).
Accession number SAFR-00001.
Scope and Content
The collection of 52 postcards are views of various square-rigged sailing vessels.
All have the vessel name written in pencil on the back. The lettering is very similar to that of the J. Porter Shaw photograph
and postcard collection (P05-001), and may very well be the writing of J. Porter Shaw. A little over half of them are stamped
"Sold by Arthur Beale, 194 Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C.". A few are stamped "Nautical Photo Agency."
The ships depicted are: AMULREC, ANAKONDA, ANGLESEY, ARDENCONNEL, CARACAS, CEREAL, DECHMONT, FANNY FISHER, FREDEN, GABRIELLE
D'ALI, GANYMEDE, GENERAL DE BOISDEFFRIE, GLENMARK, GORCH FOCH, HEATHFIELD, HERMANOS, HERO (two), HJERTNESS, ILMA, INDORE,
INVERCAULD, IONE, JANE BELL, JANES, LOBO, LOCH CREE, LOCH FINLAS, MACCABEO, MAGDALENE VINNEN, MARCO POLO, MAIPO, NORMA, REICHERSTIEG,
ROLLO, ROYAL TAR, SARAH, SAVOIA, SHAKESPEAR, STRATFORD, SUAREZ II, SUCCESS, TAMARA, THEODOR, TJERIMAI, TRASQUITA, VIRGO, WILD
WAVE, WINTERHUDE, WOODBURN, WYNFORD, WYNSTAY.
Arranged alphabetically by vessel name.