GUIDE TO THE PASTIME GUN CLUB COLLECTION

COLLECTION NUMBER:
C088.

NAME OF COLLECTION:
Pastime Gun Club Collection.

LOCAL CONTROL NUMBER(S):
Glass negatives: 82:13968/0-11 and 82:13969/0-57.

DATES OF MATERIAL:
1912-1915.

EXTENT:
70 negatives: glass; 4 x 5 in. and 5 x 7 in.

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHER(S):
Lee Passmore.

REPOSITORY:
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
1-619-232-6203

ACQUISITION INFORMATION:
Transfer from Union Title Insurance and Trust Company, 1979.

RESTRICTIONS:
Access to glass negatives restricted, except by permission of curator.

COPYRIGHT:
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives at 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: Pastime Gun Club Collection, San Diego History Center, Booth Historical Photograph Archives.

GENERAL NOTES:
Forms part of San Diego History Center Title Insurance and Lee Passmore collections. Related materials: Minutes of the Pastime Gun Club (MS 326) in Research Archives. Copy film negatives available for most images. Also, some photographic prints available in Print Reference and Original Print collections.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
Arrangement: numerical.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES:
Organized primarily for trapshooting, the Pastime Gun Club operated at various locations throughout San Diego, including City Park [i. e. Balboa Park] and Mission Cliff Gardens, from 1893 to around 1918.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTES:
Portrays members of the Pastime Gun Club of San Diego engaged in trapshooting events and duck hunting trips. Images show men, some wearing Pastime Gun Club sweaters – and women – posing with guns, trophies, ducks, and other game. Also includes photographs of American boxer John L. Sullivan, the last bare-knuckle world heavyweight champion, trapshooting and posing with members.

SUBJECTS INDEXED:
John L. Sullivan.
Shooting.
Hunting.

CONTENTS LIST:
*Indicates copy film negative available.

82:13968/0*
Three men with guns standing in front of San Diego Cycle and Arms Company, with one man wearing Pastime Gun Club sweater

82:13968/1
Three men with guns, from left to right: Charley Julian [president of the Pastime Gun Club], Billy Warren, and Milt Barber

82:13968/2*
Seven men posing with guns and prizes won in trapshooting contest, from left to right: (standing) Foster Couts, Navy Williams, Heinie Pfirrmann, Andy Ervast, (sitting) Billy Warren, Milt Barber, and Charley Julian [see also OP 4683]

82:13968/3*
Four men, three wearing Pastime Gun Club sweaters

82:13968/4*
Five men trapshooting

82:13968/5
American boxer John L. Sullivan, the last bare-knuckle world heavyweight champion, posing with members of the Pastime Gun Club [see also OP 4612]

82:13968/6*
Woman trapshooting [Mrs. Ad Topperwein?]

82:13968/7
Five men with guns, one wearing Pastime Gun Club sweater

82:13968/8
Man with gun and woman sitting in backseat of car

82:13968/9
Trapshooting competition, with official seal for 1915 Panama-California Exposition visible on the back of one man’s sweater

82:13968/10*
Members with guns wearing Pastime Gun Club sweaters

82:13968/11
Three men with guns

82:13969/0
Man trapshooting

82:13969/1
John L. Sullivan trapshooting [see also OP 4604]

82:13969/2*
Arthur Ponsford and John L. Sullivan (sitting) by picket fence [see also OP 8601; a native of England, Ponsford moved to San Diego in 1915 and worked as a writer and publicity agent]

82:13969/3*
John L. Sullivan shaking hands with man holding a bottle of San Diego beer [see also OP 4603]

82:13969/4*
Distant view of Pastime Gun Club shooting range

82:13969/5
Two men with guns

82:13969/6
Elmer S. Shaner, standing on folding chair with megaphone, addressing members [see also OP 4602]

82:13969/7
Woman [Mrs. Ad Topperwein?] and man with guns

82:13969/8
Two women and a man posing with guns

82:13969/9
Man with gun

82:13969/10
Man with gun, early automobiles in background

82:13969/11
Ducks draped over gun

82:13969/12
Ducks and gun on San Diego Union newspaper, with partial headline: “ … U.S. answer to Kaiser”

82:13969/13*
Members posing after duck hunting

82:13969/14*
John L. Sullivan (sitting on the left) with members of the Pastime Gun Club

82:13969/15*
Man posing with gun

82:13969/16
Mrs. Ad Topperwein and two men posing with guns [see also OP 4613]

82:13969/17
Three men, two with guns

82:13969/18
One man shooting at clay pigeons launched by another man

82:13969/19*
Man posing with gun

82:13969/20*
One man shooting at clay pigeons launched by another man

82:13969/21*
Five men trapshooting

82:13969/22
Man posing with gun

82:13969/23*
Trapshooting competition

82:13969/24*
Trapshooting competition

82:13969/25*
Trapshooting competition, with official seal for 1915 Panama-California Exposition visible on the back of one man’s sweater

82:13969/26*
Photograph of a photograph [tacked up on a wall of clubhouse?] of men with dogs and a horse, dated 1893

82:13969/27*
Photograph of a photograph of large group of men with dogs and horses, dated Sunday, September 1893

82:13969/28*
Photograph of a photograph of large group of men with dogs and horses [close-up of 82:13969/27?]

82:13969/29*
Photograph of a photograph of large group of men with dogs, with caption: “The Wallace, Neb., Coursing Club – An Afternoon Run. 1893 O. Rogers, Photo”

82:13969/30*
Photograph of a photograph of large group of men with guns

82:13969/31*
[Photograph of a photograph?] of two men and a horse, with both men wearing gun belts, one holding a Winchester

82:13969/32*
[Photograph of a photograph?] of three men at a campsite

82:13969/33*
Man with guns in an early automobile [Studebaker?], with license plate dated 1914

82:13969/34*
Two men posing with deer kill draped over automobile fender

82:13969/35*
Man with gun near tree

82:13969/36*
Man posing with dog

82:13969/37*
Man with horse in open country

82:13969/38
Photograph of magazine photograph, with caption: “Imperial Hunting Party”

82:13969/39*
Duck hunter with mask sitting on curb

82:13969/40*
Duck hunters, with ducks draped over pole held up by two barrels

82:13969/41*
Duck hunters in and around rowboats

82:13969/42*
Duck hunters in rowboats

82:13969/43*
Duck hunter, with ducks draped around neck and hanging from waist

82:13969/44*
Ducks draped over post

82:13969/45*
Distant view of rowboats on lake

82:13969/46*
Men looking at ducks in screened enclosure

82:13969/47*
Duck hunter

82:13969/48*
Remington shotgun and case, with small game kill arranged on the ground around it

82:13969/49
Ducks draped over gun

82:13969/50*
Hunter displaying [quail?]

82:13969/51
Duck hunter wearing mask

82:13969/52*
Duck hunters standing beside lake

82:13969/53*
Duck hunters with guns and ducks leaning against automobile

82:13969/54*
Duck hunters in boat

82:13969/55*
Duck hunters in boats

82:13969/56*
Duck hunters in boat

82:13969/57
Two men posing with guns