Jack Crawford Photograph Album Collection.
Jack (John A.) Crawford.
DATES OF MATERIAL:
4 albums (256 photographic prints): b&w; 18 x 29 cm. or smaller.
LOCAL CONTROL NUMBERS:
Albums: PA062 and 1997/3/PA1-3.
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
Transfer from Union Title Insurance and Trust Company (70 photographic prints mounted in 1 album), 1979 (PA062).
Gift from Ross G. Tharp (186 photographic prints mounted in 3 albums), 1997 (1997/003).
Open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives of the San Diego Historical Society. Reproduction or publication of any part of this collection must include the following information next to the image(s) or in a special section of credits: Jack Crawford Photograph Album Collection, San Diego Historical Society, Booth Historical Photograph Archives.
Arrangement of disbound albums approximates original order. Title from cover of album 1997/3/PA3: Photos by Jack Crawford. Other albums disbound with covers missing. Includes some detached and loose photographs. Photographs in albums PA062 and 1997/3/PA1 include handwritten captions, dates, and photographer’s original negative numbers. Copy negatives available for some photographic prints, 79SDHC/118-133 and 79SDHC/146-152.
BIOGRAPHICAL OR HISTORICAL NOTE:
Professional photographer Jack (John A.) Crawford (1889-1957) worked at various San Diego photography studios and independently, both for and in partnership with Richard E. Bennette, from around 1908 until at least 1940. He also served in the U.S. Army’s Aerial Photography Section No. 32 at Eberts Field in Lonoke, Arkansas, from 1917-1919.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The albums in this collection contain photographs by Jack Crawford that are related to his life and work in San Diego, his military service, and his membership in a fraternal organization. Subjects include: formal and informal portraits of Jack Crawford and his wife Belle, as well as various unidentified men, women, and children; people and activities of the championship drill team of Chevalier Company No. 6 of the Knights of Pythias fraternal organization; the U.S. Army’s Aerial Photography Section No. 32 at Eberts Field in Lonoke, Arkansas; staff and facilities of military hospitals at Camp Kearney near San Diego and Palo Alto, California; and scenic views of various California locations, including Yosemite National Park, a gold strike site near Columbia, Live Oak Park in Fallbrook (San Diego County), and Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. Also includes some views of Coronado’s Tent City, Balboa Park, and the Panama-California Exposition.
Crawford, Jack (John A.)
United States. Army.
Military hospitals — California.
Parks — California.
|Album PA062||Subjects include Chevalier Company No. 6 [drill team and other members] of the Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias fraternal organization; activities of the U.S. Army’s Aerial Photography Section No. 32 at Eberts Field in Lonoke, Arkansas; Jack Crawford’s cabin and a camp site in Suncrest (San Diego County); site of an 1849 [i.e. 1850] gold strike near Columbia, California; Live Oak Park in Fallbrook (San Diego County); Melones Mining Company; bird’s-eye views of Sugarloaf rock formation, Coronado Islands, and Avalon, Santa Catalina Island; views of Yosemite National Park, including Yosemite Falls and El Capitan Bridge; staff and facilities of U.S. Veterans Hospital No. 64 at Camp Kearney, including Colonel James, the officer in charge; Coronado’s Tent City, swimming pool, and dance pavilion; San Diego Municipal Wharf No. 1; naturalist photographer Levi Passmore at a camp site “in the woods” of San Diego County; and portraits of Jack Crawford and his wife Belle, including the couple sitting together in an Electriquette at the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park; also, the lily pond and Botanical Building in the park.|
|Album 1997/3/PA1||Includes different and similar views of many of the same subjects depicted in PA062. Additional subjects include a hula dancer with Hawaiian musicians and an exhibit in the Science and Education Building at the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park; the U.S. Army recruiting office in the San Diego Federal Building; and a ceremony in Imperial Valley of the Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassanm [Knights of Pythias] fraternal organization.|
|Album 1997/3/PA2||Images are not captioned or dated. Subjects include Yosemite National Park; 1920s automobiles; scenes of building destruction; a funeral or memorial service at a military cemetery; typesetters; a cement worker; “The R. L. Williams Sanitary Baby Chick Container”; and portraits of unidentified men, women, and children.|
|Album 1997/3/PA3||Title from cover: Photos by Jack Crawford. Images are not captioned or dated. Subjects include staff and facilities of U.S. Veterans Hospital No. 24 in Palo Alto, California.|