Photographic Section

The naval archives will operate under restricted access due to the ongoing remediation efforts in storage facilities and naval history holdings. Access to and support from the naval archives will remain limited to official government inquiries only.

The Naval History and Heritage Command's Photographic Section has extensive pictorial reference files on all aspects of naval history. Its own collections are the principal source of photographs and other illustrations of U.S. Navy subjects made prior to 1920, and contain a wide selection of unique photography from later years. It also holds thousands of references to naval photographs held by other repositories.


Washington Navy Yard, second floor, Building 108
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(202) 433-3224; DSN 288-3224

The Online Library of Selected Images is a readily accessible picture index to some of the Photographic Section's images. The Online Library contains thousands of interesting photographs on a variety of Naval and Maritime subjects. New images are added continuously.

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