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Finding Aid to the Heinhold's First And Last Chance Saloon (Oakland, Calif.) Photograph, 1950
P05-032  
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  • Summary

    Title: Heinhold's First and Last Chance Saloon (Oakland, Calif.) photograph,
    Date: 1950
    Collection No: P05-032
    Creator: Ransom, M. A. (Mudge A.)

    Extent: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: This is a single blue colored advertising postcard of the Heinhold's First and Last Chance Bar, with the caption "Original bar made famous by Jack London, Foot of Webster Street, Oakland, Calif."
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    First and Last Chance Saloon (Oakland, Calif.)

    Bars (Drinking establishments)--California--Oakland--Pictorial works

    Postcards

    Photomechanical prints

    Advertising cards

    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]. Heinhold's First and Last Chance Saloon (Oakland, Calif.) photograph, P05-032. [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 5/10/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20724.

    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 20724 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information

    History

    Historical Note

    J. M. Heinold's First and Last Chance Bar was opened in 1883 as J. M. Heinold's Saloon. The building itself was built in 1880 from the timbers of an old whaling ship over the water in a dock area that was at the foot of Webster Street. The building was used as a bunk house by men working the nearby oyster beds before being converted into a saloon.

    The saloon is also noted as being a hang-out of Jack London, who mentioned the saloon in many of his literary works. The saloon was recognized as a National Literary Landmark in 1998, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

    Custodial History

    The collection was donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by M. A. Ransom. The item was accessioned into the National Park Service when the museum became 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

    This is a single blue colored advertising postcard of the Heinhold's First and Last Chance Bar, with the caption "Original bar made famous by Jack London, Foot of Webster Street, Oakland, Calif."
    The verso has a promotional statement and is identified as a "PRIVATE MAILING CARD" at the top.

    Arrangement

    No arrangement.