ID photo looks like Smith

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

Please be civil.

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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.
 
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.
 
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 ;)
 
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


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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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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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