To the Far East: Japan and China and Around the World, NYK Line. Los Angeles Steamship Company San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Don Persson Collection.

Collection number: LAMMRL0068

Type of resource: Travel leaflets.

Size: multiple panels fold to 4” x 9”.

Subjects: LASSCO (Los Angeles Steamship Company); Yale (steamship), Harvard (steamship); Nippon Yusen Kaisha (Japan Mail Shipping Line, also known as NYK Line); travel leaflets; Japan—Description and travel; China—Description and travel.

Date: no date given (1930-1955?)

Verso panels: LASSCO: maps, photographs, schedules, text; Far East: maps, photographs, text.

Description of resource:

Collection of twentieth century travel leaflets, postcards and brochures. More details about Museum collections are available. Please visit the Museum Research Library online by clicking the image above.

Matthew Walsh and his daughter Margaret at the helm of yacht Thorobred, circa 1933. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Matthew Joseph Walsh Collection

Collection number: LAMMRL0042

Type of resource: Black and White Photographic Print.

Print size: 14” x 11”

Subjects: Thorobred (yacht); yachting; cockpit; steering wheel

Date: no date given (1930-1935)

Verso text: none

People: Matthew Joseph Walsh, Margaret Walsh

Description of resource:

Over 5 linear ft. of photographs and 2.5 cu. ft. documents, journal articles, advertisements, news-clippings.

Ths photographic print taken by unknown photographer about 1933 depicts Matt Walsh and Margaret Walsh on 45’ Matt Walsh designed, Garbutt and Walsh built sloop Thorobred, built on Terminal Island, CA in 1928.

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Perry G. Davis and rickshaw man in Yokohama, Japan. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Perry G. Davis Collection.

Collection number: LAMMRL0060

Type of resource: Black and White Photographic Print.

Print size: 7” x 5”. Mounted on card folio from photographic studio in Yokohama.

Subjects: rickshaw, two-wheeled cart, shop fronts.

Date: circa 1908

Verso text: none

People: Perry G. Davis, rickshaw puller

Description of resource:

About ½ cu. ft. of photographs, postcards and diary from personal collection Collection of Perry G. Davis, (born 1886 in Missouri) a sailor on ships of the Great White Fleet (named in leather-bound portfolio) during a tour of the Pacific rim countries at the beginning of the twentieth century. Postcards are hand-colored, printed in Japan, and black and white photographs taken in China. Dates given in his journal and seaman’s papers are between 1908-1911.

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Joe Fellows atop a geodetic marker, circa 1930. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Fellows and Stewart, Inc. Collection

Collection number: LAMMRL0003

Type of resource: Black and White Photographic Print.

Print size: 5” x 3”

Subjects: Joseph Fellows (1865-1942); Mountainous areas of California

Date: no date given (1930-1935)

Verso text: none

People: Joe Fellows; Joseph Fellows

Description of resource:

Over 50 cu. ft. of photographs, naval architectural drawings, documents, journal articles, advertisements, news-clippings.

Fellows and Stewart, Inc. was a family-owned and run boatbuilding firm for over 60 years, located on Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor. The original company began there as Joe Fellows Boat Shop in 1896, building motor-boat runabouts, yachts, ferry boats and utility vessels. After World War II, the company, which had built crash boats for the U.S. Navy, built tugboats and converted rescue boats to yachts until 1966 when it was sold.

Joe Fellows, his family, and extended family toured California’s parks by motorcar in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Joe Fellows and his wife Carrie, at Yosemite National Park, circa 1930. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Fellows and Stewart, Inc. Collection

Collection number: LAMMRL0003

Type of resource: Sepia-toned Photographic Print.

Print size: 5” x 7”

Subjects: Joseph Fellows (1865-1942); Carrie Fellows (d. 1943)

Date: no date given (1930-1940)

Verso text: Bests Studio, Yosemite

People: Joe Fellows; Joseph Fellows; Carrie Shipman; Carrie Fellows

Description of resource:

Over 50 cu. ft. of photographs, naval architectural drawings, documents, journal articles, advertisements, news-clippings.

Fellows and Stewart, Inc. was a family-owned and run boatbuilding firm for over 60 years, located on Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor. The original company began there as Joe Fellows Boat Shop in 1896, building motor-boat runabouts, yachts, ferry boats and utility vessels. After World War II, the company, which had built crash boats for the U.S. Navy, built tugboats and converted rescue boats to yachts until 1966 when it was sold.

Joe Fellows, his family, and extended family toured California’s parks and mountain resorts in the 1920s and 1930s.

Joe Fellows and his Lincoln on the Douglas Memorial Bridge over the Klamath River, Highway 101, circa 1930. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Papers of Fellows and Stewart, Inc.

Collection number: LAMMRL0003

Type of resource: Black and White Photographic Print.

Print size: 5” x 3”

Subjects: Joseph Fellows (1865-1942); Douglas Memorial Bridge; Redwood Highway; Crescent City; Klamath River (California); Highway 101

Date: no date given (1930-1935)

Verso text: none

People: Joe Fellows; Joseph Fellows

Description of resource:
Over 50 cu. ft. of photographs, naval architectural drawings, documents, journal articles, advertisements, news-clippings.

Fellows and Stewart, Inc. was a family-owned and run boatbuilding firm for almost 70 years, located on Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor. The original company began there as Joe Fellows Boat Shop in 1896, building motor-boat runabouts, yachts, ferry boats and utility vessels. After World War II, the company, which had built crash boats for the U.S. Navy, built tugboats and converted rescue boats to yachts until 1966 when it was sold.

Joe Fellows, his family, and extended family toured California’s parks and mountain resorts by motor car in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Roy Coats with a National Metal and Steel collection, circa 1980. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Brass Room Collection.

Type of resource: Black and White Photographic Print.

Print size: 8” x 5”

Subjects: National Metal and Steel (firm), nameplates, artifacts, photographs, copper diving helmet

Date: no date given (circa 1980)

People: I. Roy Coats (1914-2011)

Description of resource:
Photographs and artifacts represented ships scrapped by National Metal and Steel, a firm on Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbor. They were collected after World War II until the early 1980s and subsequently donated to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

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I would unload my camera and place the exposed film in a tropical humidor cigar container… The cork in the base absorbs the moisture. I would put a small packet of tea in with the films. This would aid in drawing the moisture out of the sealed can.
p. 309 in Dwight Long’s "Seven Seas on A Shoestring", published by Harper & Brothers Publishing, 1938.

Dwight Long with shipmate, circa 1938. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Dwight Long Collection

Collection number: LAMMRL0031

Type of resource: Black and White Photographic Print.

Print size: 8” x 10”

Subjects: Dwight Stanley Long (1912-2001); shipmate Wilbur Thomas; IDLE HOUR (ketch); Thames River; Big Ben clock tower.

Date: no date given (1934-1940)

Verso text: “Big Ben”.

People: Dwight Stanley Long (1912-2001); Wilbur Thomas

Description of resource:

4 cu. ft. of photographs, journals, documents and news-clippings.

Dwight Long, who circumnavigated the globe between 1934 and 1940, had the company of a shipmate at various phases of his voyage. His companion on the Atlantic crossing was Wilbur Thomas. Their vessel, the IDLE HOUR, the 32 ft. ketch, had sailed entire 37,000 mile journey round trip from Seattle, Washington. Dwight’s portraits were often sent to the press to accompany articles he wrote during the voyage.

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Dwight Long with Darien chief, circa 1938. Collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Collection name: Dwight Long Collection

Collection number: LAMMRL0031

Type of resource: Black and White Photographic Print.

Print size: 8” x 10”

Subjects: Dwight Stanley Long (1912-2001); Darien chief; IDLE HOUR (ketch); circumnavigators.

Date: no date given (1934-1940)

Verso text: “Darien chief”.

People: Dwight Stanley Long (1912-2001); Darien chief

Description of resource:

4 cu. ft. of photographs, journals, documents and news-clippings.

Dwight Long, who circumnavigated the globe between 1934 and 1940, sailed a 32 ft. ketch, the IDLE HOUR, around the world on the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, a journey which took him to islands and territories little known in the West. He shot film, both still and motion pictures of native peoples in the Pacific Islands and in the Caribbean. The Darien chief, perhaps head of an indigenous tribe with roots in the native population that in the 1500s was destroyed by Old World explorers, would have lived in the Caribbean area, in the territory between the countries of Panama and Colombia.

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