Scope of the Online Photographic Library
The Online Library:
- Picture Catalog - A catalog of a fraction of the photographs and other images
held by the NHHC's Photographic
Section. The individual images referenced by the Online
Library are presented with captioning information, appropriate
credit lines and digital reproductions. Subject presentions generally
include brief introductory text, providing limited background
information relevant to subjects and pictures.
Other components of the Command have separate pictorial holdings, most notably the Navy Art Collection , which has a presentation of paintings and other art works, and the Naval Aviation History Branch
- Public Domain - To the best of our knowledge, all images referenced in the Online Library are in the Public Domain. They can be used by anyone, for any purpose, without obtaining our permission and without payment of usage fees.
- Work in Process - Since its beginnings in early 1998, the Online Library has grown to include over 22,000 images including presentations on a variety of Ships, people and events.
- Scope - The NHHC's photo collection is not the Navy's official photographic collection. For photos taken since 1982, the Official collection is held by the Defense Visual Information Center. Earlier Official Navy images are in the collections of the National Archives' Still Picture Branch.