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ashtonpup

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Hello, I have a photo it is one from a collection of old Hollywood photographs I have. It is stamped on the back press photo, San Francisco...CALIF. Looks like Captain Smith, but crew wearing spectacles?. Any ideas? Thank you much, Lori

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Kyle Naber

Kyle Naber

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They do look very similar, but I cannot say for sure if that really is him.
 
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ashtonpup

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Did they wear spectacles back then? I have only been able to find a few photos of him maybe I'm looking in wrong place?
 
IanMcD

IanMcD

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Hello, I have a photo it is one from a collection of old Hollywood photographs I have. It is stamped on the back press photo, San Francisco...CALIF. Looks like Captain Smith, but crew wearing spectacles?. Any ideas? Thank you much, Lori

Did Captain Smith ever sail on the Pacific ocean or visit the west coast of the U.S.? I am doubtful.
 
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ashtonpup

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Did Captain Smith ever sail on the Pacific ocean or visit the west coast of the U.S.? I am doubtful.

Yes he sailed to new york. This is commom knowledge. How long have you been a member of this site?
 
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Ioannis Georgiou

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Yes he sailed to new york. This is commom knowledge. How long have you been a member of this site?

New York is on the east coast of the US and the ocean between Europe and New York is not the Pacific ocean.

Regarding the photo, he even did not look close to Captain Smith.
The uniforms look like those of the United States Lines.
 
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Mark Baber

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Moderator's hat on:
Yes he sailed to new york. This is commom knowledge. How long have you been a member of this site?

Please be civil.

Moderator's hat off.

New York is not the Pacific ocean.
No, but San Francisco is.

Smith was not assigned to any of the White Star ships on the White Star/Occidental & Oriental Pacific service. I don't know if he visited the West Coast of the United States during his pre-White Star career.
 
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Matt Mackett

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The insignia on their uniforms looks US Navy but I’m not entirely sure.
 
Sam Brannigan

Sam Brannigan

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Looks like an eagle on their sailor caps and they do seem vaguely Germanic...

The mafia looking men at the back are wearing hats that suggest the 1920s.
 
Kristin Mellon

Kristin Mellon

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Yes, I was going to say this photo looks to be from well after Captain Smith had been gone. The clothes alone look like the 1920's. Looking closer at his face, Smith's nose was not that big ;)
 
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ashtonpup

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Hello! First, I want to thank you all for your feedback regarding the photo I posted here. Second, I finally figured out who this man is it took forever. It is Admiral Edward W. Eberle, USN - 1920's


330px Rear Admiral Edward W Eberle USN 19 N 7151
 
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Mark Baber

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Smith was not assigned to any of the White Star ships on the White Star/Occidental & Oriental Pacific service.
A correction: Smith was second officer on Coptic on the Pacific service, from 1882 to 1883. Source: Cooper's E.J.: The Story of Edward John Smith.
 
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Titanic idiot

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Did Captain Smith ever sail on the Pacific ocean or visit the west coast of the U.S.? I am doubtful.
Captain Smith did for a brief period stay in San Francisco and sail to China. That was earlier in his career probably before his White Star Line service as Captain of Lizzie Fennell.
 
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