The Herman George Scheffauer Photograph Album contains 130 photographs taken circa 1885-1925. Nearly all the photographs in
the album feature Scheffauer, many of them being portraits taken by professional photographers in San Francisco, London, and
Berlin. Other notable persons featured in the collection include Ambrose Bierce, George Sterling, Haig Patigian, James Hopper,
Frederick Bechdolt, as well as Scheffauer's wife Ethel and their daughter Fiona. Identifiable locations featured in the collection
include the Bohemian Grove, London, Scotland, Spain and Germany. A few of the photographs feature sculptural or painted portraits
Herman George Scheffauer was born in San Francisco, California in 1878. A poet and playwright of local importance, he was
a protégé of Ambrose Bierce and was associated with George Sterling and other Bohemian Grove writers and artists. He married
the English poet Ethel Talbot, with whom he had a daughter, Fiona. In 1910, Scheffauer moved to Germany to become a translator
and journalist. He committed suicide in 1927.
1 album (131 photographic prints, various sizes, many bound); 38 x 27 cm.
68 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.