Frederick Ferdinand Schafer Painting Catalog

Citations: Newspaper mentions


Note: The following newspaper notices, articles, and advertisements, most of which were published during Schafer's lifetime, include every known newspaper mention of Schafer, whether or not the catalog cites it. Nearly all of the items in the public domain (that is, published before 1923) include a link to an image of the article as originally published.

Credit: The location of articles in hundred-year-old newspapers is a difficult labor that deserves credit. Where an image is available, the image credit identifies both the image source and the person who found it, if known. When the finder is unknown it usually means that the article came from an archive that did not identify the finder. Finally, where an image is not available, the finder's identity is in brackets in the citation on this page.

Citation format:
     •  day, date, volume #, issue #, page #, column #, "headline", author or type of item, [finder]


Newspaper citations

Alameda Daily Argus (Alameda, California: Argus Publishing Company)

  • Tuesday, 16 August 1910, page 1, "Handsome picture hangs in Elks' home".
Alameda Encinal (Alameda, California: F. K. Krauth.) Alameda Times-Star (Alameda, California: Alameda Times-Star Co.). The Argonaut (San Francisco: Argonaut Publishing Company).
  • Saturday, 13 September 1884, XV, 11, page 7, column 2, "Art Notes."
  • Saturday, 13 September 1884, XV, 11, page 11, column 3, "F. Scháfer. / Art Sale" (auction advertisement).
(Astoria, Oregon) The Daily Astorian (Astoria, Oregon: J. F. Halloran & Company)
  • Wednesday, 12 August 1885, XXIV, 36, page 3, columns 1 and 3, "Free Exhibition." The column 3 notice was also published the previous day on page 3, column 3.
(Chicago) The Sunday Inter Ocean (Chicago: Inter Ocean Publishing Company)
  • Sunday, 20 May 1888, XVII, 57, page 14, column 7, "Art and Artists/Notes" (Excerpt.)
  • Sunday, 27 May 1888, XVII, 58, page 7, column 1, "American Art / The Pictures". (Excerpt.)
  • Sunday, 3 June 1888, XVII, 59, page 13, column 6, "Art and Artists/Notes" (Excerpt.)
  • Sunday, 10 June 1888, XVII, 60, page 14, column 7, "Art and Artists/Notes". (Excerpt.)
(Denver) Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado: Rocky Mountain News Printing Co.) Los Angeles Daily Herald, daily and Sunday editions (Los Angeles: Herald Steam Printing House). Los Angeles Times, daily and Sunday editions (Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Company). New York Herald (New York City, James Gordon Bennett) (New York City) The Sun (New York City, The Sun-Herald Corporation) Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California: Tribune Publishing Co.)
  • Monday, 9, December 1879, XVI, 278, page 2, column 5, "About the Holidays…" (Advertisement). Repeated frequently through the Christmas season from 8 December 1879 until 19 January 1880, and possibly longer.
  • Thursday, 15 December 1881, XVIII, 296, page 3, column 1, "The Coming Art Sale."
  • Saturday, 24 March 1883, XX, 71, page 5, columns 1 and 2, "Mortgages." (Legal notice).
  • Wednesday, 20 July 1887, XXV, 16, page 2, column 5, "Armstrong's Great Art Sale."
  • Friday, 18 August 1888, XXVI, 194, page 5, column 5, "Mortgages." (Legal notice).
  • Tuesday, 25 June 1889, XXVII, 295, page 8, column 2. "Fourteenth Street Theatre, this evening." Repeat of a sale notice published Monday, 24 June 1889 in the same newspaper.
  • Saturday, 21 May 1910, LXXIII, 90, page 15, column 7, "Drawing and Painting…" (Advertisement of lessons by Schafer). This advertisement was repeated on Monday, 23 May and Tuesday, 31 May 1910.
  • Tuesday, 8 October 1917, LXXXVIII, 48, page 13, columns 6/7. "Announcement Extraordinary" (Art auction advertisement). Also ran on Sunday, 7 October 1917, on page 59, columns 6 and 7)
  • Wednesday, 11 May 1921, XCIV, 131, page 6, column 8, New Scholarship in History… (Gift by Schafer to UC Berkeley).
  • Tuesday, 1 July 1924, CI, 1, page 35, column 4, (Obituary of Sophie Schafer). [found by William K. Dick]
  • Tuesday, 19 July 1927, CVII, 19, page 39, column 9, (Obituary of Frederick Schafer). [found by William K. Dick]
(Ogden, Utah) The Standard (Ogden, Utah: Standard Publishing Company). Palo Alto Times (Palo Alto, California: Peninsula Newspapers).
  • Wednesday, 5 February 1969, 77, 31, page 27, columns 4–6, "75 paintings by California artists…" Photograph of [Mount Shasta 8]. [found by William K. Dick]
(Portland, Oregon) Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon: H. L. Pittock). (Portland, Oregon) Evening Telegram (Portland, Oregon: H. M. Clinton)
  • Monday, 18 October 1886, 19 "The Art Gallery". [found by Jack Cleaver]
  • Monday, 19 October 1885, 18 "The Art Gallery". [found by Jack Cleaver]
Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, California: McClatchy Corporation)
  • Monday, 21 July 2008, page 3A, "The Buzz / Detente, thy name is Schafer".
Sacramento Daily Record-Union (Sacramento, California: Sacramento Publishing Company) Sacramento Union (Sacramento, California: Carlyle Reed) (This newspaper no longer publishes volume and issue numbers.)
  • Wednesday, 12 August 1970, page 3, columns 4 and 5, "Dispute Continues Over Historic Art." [found by William K. Dick]
  • Thursday, 27 August 1970, page 7, columns 1–6, "2 Borrowed Paintings Returned." [found by William K. Dick]
(Salt Lake City) The Herald (Salt Lake City, Utah: Herald Printing and Publishing Company). (Salt Lake City) Daily Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah: Tribune Publishing Company). San Diego Union (San Diego, California: Bushyhead and Gunn) San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino: Sun Company).
  • Wednesday, 12 August 1970, page 25, column 1, "Gov. Reagan Asked To Return Paintings". [found by James Marquardt]
The San Franciscan (San Francisco: William Page Harrison). San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco: Charles de Young and Company). (San Francisco) Daily Alta California (San Francisco: E. Gilbert). (San Francisco) Daily Evening Post (San Francisco: Hinton, Rapp & Co.). San Francisco Evening Bulletin (San Francisco: San Francisco Bulletin Company). (San Francisco) The Illustrated Wasp (San Francisco: Wasp Publishing Company). (San Francisco) The Morning Call (San Francisco: Charles M. Shortridge) (San Jose, California) The Evening News (San Jose: DeLacy and Williams) (San Rafael, California) Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, California: [s.n.])
  • Friday, 27 September 1974, 114, 161, page 14 "Art Review / The Spell of Landscane Lures Lengthy Retinue". [Found by James Marquardt]
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California: Sentinel Publishers Company) The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, Washington: Leigh S. J. Hunt) Vancouver Daily World (Vancouver, British Columbia: Vancouver World Printing and Publishing Co., Limited). The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia: Pacific Press Limited).
  • Wednesday, 29 July 1970, LXXXIV, 175, page 8, columns 1 and 2, "James K. Nesbitt". [found by William K. Dick]
  • Saturday, 9 June 1973, 87, 209 , page 13, column 1, "James K. Nesbitt".
(Victoria, British Columbia) The Daily Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia: The Colonist Printing and Publishing Company, Ltd.)
  • Sunday, 20 June 1909, CII, 9, page 3, column 1, "…Executor's Sale…at Craigdarroch".
  • Saturday, 9 October 1909, VCI, 102, page 17, column 7, "Preliminary notice/Stewart Williams & Co…". Repeated Sunday, 10 October 1909 on page 19, column 2; Tuesday, 12 October 1909 on page 19, column 3; and Wednesday, 13 October 1909 on page 19, column 2.
  • Thursday, 14 October 1909, VCI, 106, page 15, column 7, "Messrs. Stewart Williams & Co / Duly instructed…". Repeated with minor variations on Tuesday, 12 October 1909, VCI, 104, page 19, column 2, and Wednesday, 13 October 1909 VCI, 105, page 19, column 2. and Thursday, 14 October 1909, VCI, 106, page 15, column 7.
  • Friday, 21 March 1969 111, 85, page 24, columns 3–7, "Craigdarroch Oils Return", by Dorothy Wrotnowski.
  • Friday, 10 August 1973, 115, 204, page 4, columns 5–6, "Our Readers' Views / Shafer Paintings," letter to the editor from James K. Nesbitt. This article spells Schafer's name both with and without the "c", and repeats the unverified report from The California Historical Society that Schafer used three different spellings.
Victoria Times (Victoria, British Columbia: [s.n.]).
  • Saturday, 9 October 1909, advertisement "Auction –household– by order of Mrs. Erb." [found by Peter Scott]


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