A.F. Haines photograph album, circa 1921-1933  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Haines, A.F. (Ancil F.)
Title
A.F. Haines photograph album
Dates
circa 1921-1933 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 boxes, (.54 cubic feet)
Collection Number
2011.3.5
Summary
Photograph album containing pictures related to the Admiral Line and its various destinations
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ancil F. Haines (1872-1937) was a leading figure in Pacific Coast shipping in the early 1900s. In 1912, Haines worked as a manager for the Dodwell & Co. shipping company. He then became manager of Border Line Transportation Co., a steamship line organized by Dodwell for the purpose of engaging in the Puget Sound-B.C.-Alaska freight trade.

Beginning around 1916, Haines served a manager of the Admiral Line, a consolidation of the Pacific Alaska Navigation Co. and the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. In the 1920s, Haines also became Vice-President in charge of trans-Pacific services of the Admiral Line, renamed the Admiral Oriental Line, under company president Robert Dollar. During the 1920s, Dollar purchased several "President Type" liners from the US Shipping Board; in 1926 he purchased five of these for use as Admiral Oriental Line passenger liners: the President McKinley, the President Jackson, the President Grant, the President Jefferson and the President Madison.

Haines continued as an executive at Dollar Steamship Line and American Mail Line until 1937. Ancil Haines died in Seattle in May 1937, at age 65.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of an album of 143 black and white photographs, 1921-1927 and 1933. The album belonged to A.F. (Ancil F.) Haines; a handwritten caption inside the front cover reads "A.F. Haines VP&GM - [Vice president and general Manager] The Admiral Line, Seattle, Wash." The majority of the photographs depict Admiral Line operations and events aboard ships and in office buildings, as well as Admiral Line personnel, including several portraits of Robert Dollar. Includes photos of offices and operations in Kobe, Japan; Dairen, Manchuria; Shanghai; and Hong Kong. Most photographs are captioned on page in white ink with description and identifications.

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Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

A.F. Haines Photograph Album, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Page
1 .1: Men in the office of the Admiral Line agent in Kobe, Japan circa 1920
2 .2: Employees in Admiral Line General Office, Kobe, Japan circa 1920
3 .3:  Employees in Admiral Line General Office, Kobe, Japan circa 1920
4 .4: Employees at desks behind cashier's counter in Admiral Line General Office, Kobe, Japan circa 1920
6 .5: Men in General Office in Dairen, South Manchuria 1921
7 .6: Men in General Office in Dairen, South Manchuria 1921
8 .7: E.L. Matteson at desk, Dairen
"E.L. Matteson - Agent, Dairen"
circa 1920
9 .8: Geo. A. Heyburn, E.L. Matteson, D.J. Hanscom at desk, Shanghai headquarters 1921 January
10 .9: Men sitting in office in Shanghai headquarters 1921 January
11 .10: Men in office at Shanghai headquarters
Identifications from caption: Geo. A. Heyburn, Geo. T. McCarthy, E.L. Matteson, J.J. Gorman
1921 January
12 .11: J.J. Gorman, Capt.R.C. Brennan, Geo. A Heyburn in office at Shanghai headquarters 1921 January
13 .12: Men loading coal onto S.S. Edmore in Dairen 1922 July
14 .13: Men loading coal onto S.S. Edmore in Dairen 1922 July
15 .14: Men loading coal onto S.S. Edmore in Dairen 1922 July
16 .15: Portrait of Robert Dollar circa 1923
17 .16: Robert Dollar speaking to crowd
Written on page: S.S. "President Madison" / Seattle - June 10, 1923
See also images .81 and .82 of same event, though there is a discrepancy in the dates noted on page for photos.
1923 June 10
19 .17: Men working in Hong Kong General Office 1923
20-21 .18-.19: Group portrait aboard the S.S. President Grant at luncheon in honor of Mr. Julean Arnold
2 photographs
1923 April 7
23 .20: A.F. Haines, Judge Burke and Julean Arnold aboard the S.S. President Grant at luncheon in honor of Mr. Julean Arnold 1923 April 7
24 .21: "Compradore's Staff" in Hong Kong office 1923
25 .22: Men sitting in Hong Kong office
Written on page: Hong Kong - Chin Keay - Compadore
1923
26 .23: Men working in Hong Kong General Office 1923
27 .24: Employees working in Hong Kong Agency 1923
28 .25: Group aboard S.S. President Jefferson for luncheon honoring Mr. B.E. Haney, U.S. Shipping Board Commissioner 1923 September 21
29 .26:  Group portrait of Chinese students aboard S.S. President Jackson 1923 September 21
30-31 .27-.28:  Relief supplies stacked in warehouse
2 photographs
Caption on photo: Assembling relief supplies at Seattle to be shipped to Japan on the Admiral Oriental Liner President Jackson
circa 1920
32 .29: Four men aboard S.S. President Jefferson for luncheon honoring Mr. B.E. Haney, U.S. Shipping Board Commissioner 1923 September 21
33 .30: Guests aboard S.S. President Jefferson for luncheon honoring Mr. B.E. Haney, U.S. Shipping Board Commissioner 1923 September 21
34 .31: Captain Robert Dollar and party on board Admiral Oriental Liner President Jackson, Seattle 1923 November 10
35 .32: Captain Robert Dollar and A.F. Haines on deck of the President Jackson, Seattle 1923 November 10
36 .33: Group portrait of Charter Members of the China Club of Seattle seated outdoors, Seattle 1916 September 9
37 .34: Portrait of Robert Dollar circa 1920
38 .35: R. Stanley Dollar walking on road away from White House, Washington, D.C.
R. Stanley Dollar was Robert Dollar's son.
1924 February
39 .36-.37: Men ("Byram party") on deck of the S.S. President McKinley February 26, 1924
40 .38: Group on deck of S.S. President Madison
Written on page: Editorial party-ex Great Northern Special
June 7. 1924
42 .39: D.J. Kufe, Captain F.R. Nichols and Robert Watkins
Identified in caption: Mr. D.J. Kufe, Special Representative U.S. Shipping Board in Washington, D.C., Captain F.R. Nichols of the S.S. President Jefferson, Robert M. Watkins of U.S. Shipping Board. in Seattle
November 1924
45 .40: A.F. Haines, Brig. Gen. H. Dorey and Col. R.M. Watkins on deck of ship 1924
46 .41: Two men on deck of the S.S. President McKinley circa 1920
47-48 .42-.43: Men gathered around captain's wheel
2 photographs
circa 1920-1930
49 .44: Men on deck of ship circa 1920-1930
50 .45: Group photo of men on deck of ship circa 1920-1930
51 .46:  Exterior of Admiral Oriental Line offices in Laffin Building, Yokohama, Japan
A lengthy inscription on the page indicates that this building is the new permanent home of the Admiral Oriental Line after the earthquake in Yokohama in September 1923. The temporary wooden building which housed the business in the aftermath of the quake is visible in the extreme left of the photo.
1925 October
52 .47:  A.F. Haines and his secretary, Ruby LeClair, in Haines' office, Seattle
Written on page: Private Office of A.F. Haines, Vice President of A.O.L., Pacific Steamship Terminals, Seattle
circa 1920-1930
53 .48-.49: A.F Haines in his office, Seattle
2 photographs
circa 1920-1930
53 .50: A.F. Haines and his secretary Ruby LeClair in Haines' office, Seattle circa 1920-1930
54 .51: C.W. Horsman at his desk, Seattle
Written on page: C.W. Horsman, assistant to Vice President - A.O.L. - in his new office in Pacific Steamship Terminals
circa 1920-1930
55 .52: Office of C.W. Horsman, Pacific Steamship. Terminal, Seattle circa 1920-1930
56 .53: D.J. Hanscom in his new office at Pacific Steamship Terminal, Seattle
Written on page: D.J. Hanscom, Gen[eral] Pass[enger] agent - A.O.L. in his new office, Pacific Steamship Terminal - Seattle
circa 1920-1930
57 .54: Private office of D.J. Hanscom, Seattle circa 1920-1930
58-60 .55-.57: Employees working in General Passenger Department, Pacific Steamship Terminals
3 photographs
circa 1920-1930
61 .58: Lobby of Pacific Steamship Terminals Building 1926 April 7
62 .59: W.A. Johnson, attorney for A.O.L., in his new office at Pacific Steamship Terminals circa 1920-1930
64 .60: Robert Dollar signing document, flanked by J. Harry Philbin and R. Stanley Dollar
Written on page: J. Harry Philbin, Sales Manager U.S.S.B., Robert Dollar, President, Dollar Steamship Lines, R. Stanley Dollar, vice president, Dollar Steamship Lines"Signing documents delivering S.S. Pres. Lincoln from U.S.S.B. to Dollar S.S. Line. Terminating Govt. operation under Pac. Mail S.S. Co. management-San Francisco-May 12, 1925"
1925 May 12
65 .61:  Men in Admiral Oriental Line office circa 1920-1930
67 .62: Aftermath of Yokohama earthquake showing damage to buildings
4 photographs
1923 September 1
68 .63: Admiral Leigh C. Palmer and A.F. Haines on deck of S.S. President Madison
Written on page: Admiral Leigh C. Palmer, President, Fleet Corporation and A.F. Haines, Vice President, Admiral Oriental Line on board S.S. "President Madison"
July 1925
70 .64: A.F. Haines, Captain Thomas P. Quinn, and R. Stanley Dollar on board S.S. President Jackson, Seattle
Written on photo: A.F. Haines, Vice Pres., Admiral Oriental Line / Captain Thos. P. Quinn, Master, Pres. Jackson / R. Stanley Dollar, Pres. Admiral Oriental Line
1925 November 11
72 .66:  S.S. President Pierce at Dollar Shanghai Wharf with drums and oil cases in foreground 1926 January
73 .67: Workers removing cargo from S.S. President Pierce at Dollar Shanghai Wharf
Written on page: Discharging at Shanghai Wharf / Close up view of cargo discharging from #1 hold, S.S. President Pierce, at Shanghai, January 1926, showing [illeg] of transit shed.
1926
74 .68:  Steam crane handling Essex automobile crates at Dollar Shanghai Wharf circa 1920-1930
76-77 .69-.70: Interior of Chicago office
2 photographs
Stadler , Chicago (photographer)
1926 February 19
79, 82-83 .71-.73: Seven men gathered around desk at document signing
Written on page 79: Signing the documents delivering the First Vessel (President Grant) to Admiral Oriental Line, as owners, Seattle
Identifications Written on page 83: Mr. Chas, E. Allen, District Counsel, U.S. Shipping Board; Mr. Eckman, Sales Dept., U.S. Shipping Board; Captain Robert Dollar; Mr. A.F. Haines, Vice President, Admiral Oriental Line; Mr. Chas. A. Wallace of Grasscup and Morrow, General Counsel, Admiral Oriental Line; Mr. F.W. Relyes, District Director, U.S. Shipping Board; Mr. Fitch, Counsel, U.S. Shipping Board, Washington , D.C.
1926 June 12
84 .74: H.F. Alexander on deck of S.S. President Grant
Written on page: Mr. H.F. Alexander on board the President Grant on her first day sailing under A.O.L. ownership
1926 June 15
85 .75: A.F. Haines on deck of S.S. President Grant
Written on photo: Mr. Haines is looking things over too. June 15, 1926, The President Grant is about to sail on her first voyage under A.O.L ownership.
1926 June 15
86 .76: Captain M.M. Jenson of the President Grant
Written on photo: Captain M.M. Jensen, master of the President Grant, on board his vessel on that gala day
1926 June 15
87 .77: Capt. M.M. Jensen, H.F. Alexander, A.F. Haines and J.W. Spangler around captain's wheel on the President Grant 1926 June 15
88 .78: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dollar with Captain Jensen on board the President Grant
Written on page: Mr. and Mrs. Dollar went out to the Orient again on voyage 1 of the Grant. Here they are with Captain Jensen.
1926 June 15
89 .79: H.F. Alexander, J.W. Spangler and A.F. Mr. Haines around captain's wheel on board the President Grant on first sailing day 1926 June 15
90 .80: J.W. Spangler and A.F. Mr. Haines at captain's wheel on board the President Grant on first sailing day 1926 June 15
91 .81: J.W. Spangler handing Robert Dollar a flag at ceremony
Written on page: Mr. Spangler, on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, presents to Mr. Robert Dollar a new A.O.L. House Flag to displace the Shipping Board Flag on the President Grant
1926 June 12
92 .82: Robert Dollar on dais at ceremony
Written on page: Mr. Dollar tells the crowd about the new A.O.L. ownership of the 5 President ships (June 12, 1926, First sailing under A.O.L. ownership)
1926 June 12
93 .83: Crowd on dock with parking lot in background
Written on page: Crowds on the dock listening to Mr. Dollar's speech before the Grant sailed
1926 June 12
95 .84: Admiral Oriental Line and Seattle city representatives with House Flag aboard the S.S. President Grant
Identification written on page: Seattle Mayor Bertha Landes, Seattle Chamber of Commerce President J.W. Spangler; Admiral Oriental Lines Vice-President A.F. Haines; Chas. A. Wallace, Counsel for A.O.L.; ship's captain M.M. Jensen, and Robert Dollar.
1926 June 12
96 .85: Group preparing to raise the new A.O.L. House Flag on the first voyage of the President Grant
Same group pictured in .84
1926 June 12
97 .86: Robert Dollar raising the new A.O.L. House Flag on the President Grant
Written on page: Mr. Robert Dollar in the act of raising the Admiral Oriental Line House Flag and lowering the flag of the U.S. Shipping Board on the President Grant
1926 June 12
98 .87: Robert Dollar raising the new A.O.L. House Flag on the President Grant 1926 June 12
100 .88: Chinese musicians playing on dock besides ship
Written on page: Chinese crew on the ship have their own orchestra to help along the celebration
1926 June 12
101 .89:  Women in sailor uniforms and heels casting off ropes of the President Grant
Written on page: Casting off the lines when the "Grant" sailed on Voyage 1 under A.O.L. flag
1926 June 12
102 .90: Crowd on A.O.L. dock
Written on page: Crowds watching the ship and listening to a talk by Mr. Spangler
1926 June 12
104 .91:  Crowd on dock watching the President Grant set sail 1926 June 12
107 .92: Captain Thomas P. Quinn and "Miss Liberty" Yvonne Burton by ship wheel on the President Madison
Written on page: Captain Thos. P.Quinn welcoming on board the "Pres. Madison" “Miss Liberty” herself (Yvonne Burton) Queen of the American Legion Fourth of July Celebration, Seattle, June 27, 1926
1926 June 27
109 .93: Walter E. Pierce, Edwin Brown and Jefferson Myers on board the S.S. President Jackson for banquet
Written on photo: Governor Walter E. Pierce of Oregon, Ex Mayor Edwin Brown, Seattle, Commissioner Jefferson Myers, U.S. Shipping Board, at the banquet on board S.S. Pres. Jackson in honor of newly appointed U.S.S.B. Commissioner Myers.
1926 July 8
110 .94: Seattle Mayor Bertha Landes and Captain John Griffith at banquet in honor of Jefferson Myers aboard the President Jackson
J.W. Kelyes of the U.S.S.B. in background
1926 July 8
111 .95: H.F. Alexander, Mayor Bertha Landes and Captain Griffith at banquet in honor of Jefferson Myers aboard the President Jackson
Written on page: Banquet in honor of Jefferson Myers, Oregon, newly appointed Commissioner, U.S.S.B., at which banquet Com. Myers officially delivered the fleet to A.O.L.
1926 July 8
112 .96: Jefferson Myers, H.F. Alexander and Colonel George Lampin at banquet in honor of Jefferson Myers aboard the President Jackson 1926 July 8
113 .97: Group on deck of the President Jackson for banquet in honor of Jefferson Myers
Identifications on page: Gov. Pierce of Oregon, Mrs. Jefferson Myers, Mayor Bertha Landes, Commissioner Jefferson Myers, and H.F. Alexander
1926 July 8
114 .98: Group on deck of the President Jackson for banquet in honor of Jefferson Myers
Identifications of page: Mayor Bertha Landes, Mrs. Myers, Commissioner Myers, Capt. Griffith, Mr. Relyea, Mr. Haines, Gov. Pierce, Dr. Brown
1926 July 8
115 .99: Exterior of American Mail Line offices in New Westminster building, Chicago
At corner of Dearborn and Monroe Streets
1927
116 .100: Lobby of New Westminster building showing sign for American Mail Line and Dollar Steamship Line offices, Chicago 1927
117-118 101-102: Views of Dollar Steamship Line General Office, Chicago 1927
119 .103: Reception and Consultation Room of new Chicago office 1927
120 .104: A.F. Haines on horseback at Crystal Lake Gold Mine, Madison County, Montana 1927 June
121 .105: A.F. Haines and Col. Paul Edwards at cabin at Crystal Lake Gold Mine, Madison County, Montana 1927 June
122 .106: A.F. Haines seated on cabin porch at Crystal Lake Mine, Madison County, Montana June 1927
123 .107: A.F. Haines and Mr. Pulver on cabin steps at Crystal Lake Mine, Madison County, Montana 1927 June
124-125 .108-.113: Trip to Crystal Lake Gold Mine, Madison County, Montana
6 photographs
Photographs mostly depicting people at a cabin, including A.F. Haines, Mr. and Mrs. Pulver, and Paul Edwards.
June 1927
126 .114: People at entrance to American Mail Line Exhibit, with sign "Gateway to the Orient"
Written on page: Pacific Northwest Merchants' Exhibition Held at Pier 41, Smith Cove, Seattle, (A.M.L. Pier), August 8 to 13, 1927 // Entrance to American Mail Line Exhibit and S.S. President Grant, on East Side of Pier 41, Smith Cove.
1927 August
128-130 .115-.117: American Mail Line booths at the Pacific Northwest Merchants Exhibition
Written on page 129: One group of booths featured the various commodities imported and exported from and to the Orient.
1927 August
131 .118: People browsing American Mail Line booths at the Pacific Northwest Merchants Exhibition
Written on page: View of group of booths set up by American Mail Line at the Exhibition, in connection with inspection visits to our S.S. President Grant
1927 August
132 .119: A.F. Haines and his assistant Lee F. Root with man in golf clothes circa 1920-1930
133 .120: Group shot of golfers
Identifications on page: D.J. Hanscom, P.C. Hisken, Lee F. Root, Frank Noble, R.B. Bush, Paul. Edwards, R.D. McGillivray, A.F. Haines. S.J. Lancaster, C.M. Mitchell
circa 1920-1930
134 .121: Four men dressed in golf clothes with golf bags
Identifications on page: Paul Edwards, A.J.B. Shield, Capt. Bob McGillivray, Capt. Jas. Bollong
1925 October
135 .122: Passenger Salon of American Mail Lines Portland building
Written on page: American Mail Line Portland, Oregon Passenger Salon / Opened formally April 2, 1928./ View from the front door, showing solicitation desk in foreground, mural on right wall, tile map on left wall, panoramic painting in rear.
1928
136-137 .123-.124: Passenger Salon of American Mail Lines Portland building 1928
138 .125: Ceiling of the Passenger Salon of American Mail Lines Portland building 1928
139 .126: View of Portland Passenger Salon facing glass front door, with view of street outside 1928
140 .127: Fireplace in Portland Passenger Salon
Written on page: Fireplace, left front wall, looking in from entrance
1928
141 .128: Tile map in Portland Passenger Salon
Written on page: Map of the World, left wall, done in tile, note animals, trees, etc.
1928
142 .129: Mural in Portland Passenger Salon
Written on page: Mural on right wall depicting the Orient and the Occident
1928
143 .130: Interior Portland office
Written on page: Panorama painting at rear of office. The town and Bay of Amalfi, Italy, looking out from the balcony of the Capuchin Monastery
1928
144 .131-.134: Trip aboard the President Lincoln
4 photographs
Four photographs on one page.
Written on page: Pictures aboard the Pres. Lincoln, June 1928, when Mr. Haines took party of Milwaukee Road officials to Victoria and back.
Identifications on page for all photos: Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Scandrett (Pres. - Milwaukee Road), Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Green, Mr. W.K. Sparrow, Mr. and Mrs. Florus, Mr. Scandrett, Mr. Earling, Mr. Haines; Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Fensch, Laura Turner, Mrs. H.O. Penick, R.P. Butchart, J.T. Gillick, A.F. Haines, Paul Edwards
1928 June
145 .135: Window display showing 1928 American Mail Line baseball team uniforms
Written on page: Display in window of A.G. Spalding and Bros.
1928
146 .136: Joseph L. Carman, Henry Rhodes, and Earl Pulver outside cabin at the Crystal Lake Gold Mine
Panoramic view
1928 August
147 .137: Albert H. Denton on deck of the SS President McKinley
Page includes letter sent by H.M. Cady, photographer of this picture, to A.F. Haines, identifying Albert H. Denton, commissioner of the U.S. Shipping Board, returning from an official visit to Japan.
circa 1920-1930
148 .138: Captain on deck of ship circa 1920-1930
149-151 .139-.141: Group of officers and young girl raising flag on deck of ship
3 photographs
circa 1920-1930
152 .142: Cargo on board ship circa 1920-1930
153 .143: Exterior of Commerce and Transportation Building
Written on border of photo: Toronto Office - 1933
1933

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Passenger ships
  • Shipping--Pacific Coast
  • Personal Names :
  • Dollar, Robert, 1844-1932
  • Corporate Names :
  • Admiral Line
  • Pacific Steamship Company
  • Geographical Names :
  • Hong Kong
  • Kobe-shi (Japan)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Yokohama-shi (Japan)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs