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Online Library of Selected Images
ART TOPICS -- Panoramic Photographs

This page provides links to the Picture Data sheets for every panoramic photograph posted on the Online Library. These photographs were quite popular during the first several decades of the Twentieth Century. Usually made with a camera that mechanically scanned a wide-angle scene, panoramic photos were commonly taken of ships, groups of people, banquets and other subjects that were much wider than they were tall.

The resulting "long and skinny" prints often show considerable distortion of the image, but this can be brought into proper perspective by curving the full-size print horizontally within the observer's field of vision.


Panoramic Photographs -
listed in approximate chronological order, with Photo #s and Brief Descriptions of Images


Views taken Prior to 1918:

  • NH 75110 ..... Shipways and outfitting area of the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 1900.
  • NH 75293 ..... Waterfront of the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, circa 1901.
  • NH 46798 ..... Officers and Crew of USS Maine, 10 February 1903.
  • NH 95872 ..... Landing party from USS Baltimore at Shanghai, China, December 1905.

  • NH 105806 ... Ships of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and visiting foreign warships, in Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the time of the Jamestown Exposition Naval Review, June 1907.
  • NH 59537 ..... U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships steaming in column, circa 1907-1908. Photographed by C.E. Waterman.
  • NH 106196 ... "King Neptune" and his party during Equator cross ceremonies on board USS Connecticut in early January 1908, as the "Great White Fleet" steamed south in the Atlantic.
  • NH 2179 ....... "Great White Fleet" battleships turning in column as they steam off Valparaiso, Chile, in mid-February 1908, during their cruise around the World.
  • NH 41654 ..... "Great White Fleet" entering Callao Bay, Peru, February 1908.
  • NH 41653 ..... "Great White Fleet" anchored off Callao, Peru, February 1908.
  • NH 69866 ..... "Great White Fleet" illuminated by electric lights while anchored off Long Beach, California, April 1908.
  • NH 105310 ... Naval review of the "Great White Fleet" in San Francisco Bay, 17 May 1908. Photographed by the Pillsbury Picture Company.
  • NH 76495 ..... "Great White Fleet" battleships in San Francisco Bay, May 1908.
  • NH 106155 ... Entertainment facility halls and grounds at Amoy, China, built for the "Great White Fleet"'s October-November 1908 visit. Note: This panorama has been assembled from two separate photographs.

  • NH 105436 ... USS Nero approaching Unalga Island, Alaska from the north, during the 1912 Alaskan Radio Expedition. Photographed from on board Nero
  • NH 101064 ... U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships steaming down Chesapeake Bay, circa 1913. Photographed by Francis Sargent.
  • NH 63259 ..... F-class submarines and their crews at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1914. Photographed by Noggle.
  • NH 2714 ... ... Battleships of the British Grand Fleet at sea, April 1915.
  • NH 105066 ... "Sham Battle" at St. Helena Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia, 1 May 1915. Photographed by the G.L. Hall Optical Company
  • NH 76544 ..... Ship's Complement of USS Rhode Island at Boston, Massachusetts, 4 September 1915. Photographed by the Falk Photo Company, Boston.
  • NH 76415 and NH 76416 ..... U.S. Atlantic Fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1916-1917. This reproduction is divided into two sections.
  • NH 98237 ..... USS America at Boston, Massachusetts, 1917. Photographed by the George Photographic Company.


Views taken in 1918, or circa 1918:

  • NH 104943 ... World War I era recruit training company at Naval Training Camp, San Diego, California.
  • NH 105057 ... Company D, U.S. Naval Reserve Force, at Second Naval District Receiving Barracks, Newport, Rhode Island, 1918. Photographed by F.H. Farley, Providence, R.I.
  • NH 45767 ..... Officers & crew of USS Mount Vernon, 1918.
  • NH 99395 ..... USS West Shore in port, circa 1918.
  • NH 105537 ... Sailor trainees on the drill field at Puget Sound Navy Yard, summer 1918.
  • NH 105538 ... Same subject.
  • NH 82378 ..... Band of the Receiving Ship, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., 10 August 1918.
  • NH 105369 ... Personnel of the Fleet Supply Base, 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, Fall 1918. Photographed by Charles F. Allen, New York City.
  • NH 105395 ... USS Agamemnon underway, circa late 1918. Photographed by E. Muller, Jr..
  • NH 73170 ..... Engineering Force of USS Pueblo at Norfolk, Virginia, 3 December 1918.
  • NH 103460 ... USS Powhatan, circa late 1918 or early 1919. This is a halftone reproduction.

  • NH 105062 ... Navy Yard Commandant and Naval Gun Factory Superintendent, with his staff, at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1918-1919. Photographed by Schutz.
  • NH 105074 ... Naval Gun Factory Clerical Force employees, at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1918-1919. Photographed by Schutz.
  • NH 105075 ... Naval Gun Factory Drafting Force employees, at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1918-1919. Photographed by Schutz.
  • NH 105076 ... Naval Gun Factory Laboratory Force employees, at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1918-1919. Photographed by Schutz.


Undated views taken during 1919 (ship-related images are listed alphabetically, followed by other subjects):


Dated views taken in January-February 1919:

  • NH 99264 ..... USS Thatcher at the Boston Navy Yard, Mass., 14 January 1919. Photographed by J.C. Crosby
  • NH 105367 ... Personnel of the Bureau of Navigation pose in front of the Pan-American Union Building, Washington, D.C., 15 January 1919. Photographed by Schutz.
  • NH 105368 ...Same subject, date and photograper as Photo # NH 105367, but a different pose.
  • NH 50022 ..... USS Little at Boston, Massachusetts, 18 January 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby
  • NH 50016 ..... USS Buchanan at Boston, 24 January 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 99229 ..... USS Crosby at Boston, 25 January 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.

  • NH 99161 ..... USS Walker at Boston, 1 February 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 50021 ..... USS Meredith at Boston, 4 February 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 41809 ..... USS MacKenzie at Boston, 9 February 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 99010 ..... USS Conyngham at Boston, 11 February 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 98558 ..... USS Agamemnon at Norfolk Navy Yard, 15 February 1919. Photographed by the G.L. Hall Optical Company.
  • NH 98556 ..... USS Madawaska at Norfolk Navy Yard, 19 February 1919. Photographed by the G.L. Hall Optical Co.
  • NH 98132 ..... USS Birmingham at Boston, 20 February 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 56671 ..... USS Bush at Boston, 20 February 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 105190 ... USS Gamble at Boston, 11 February 1919. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 92616 ..... USS Huron at Norfolk Navy Yard, 27 February 1919. Photographed by the G.L. Hall Optical Co.


Dated views taken in March-April 1919:


Dated views taken in May-June 1919:

  • NH 103126 ... "The 'Giants' of the Sea": USS Imperator and USS Leviathan at Hoboken, N.J., circa May 1919. Photographed by Picot.
  • NH 103411 ... USS Wilhelmina at Boston, 13 May 1919. Photographed by J.C. Crosby.
  • NH 103399 ... USS Martha Washington at Newport News, Virginia, 19 May 1919. Photographed by Clements.
  • NH 105660 ... USS Rhode Island at Boston, Massachusetts, 19 May 1919. Photographed by Pyle Photo Company, Waltham, Mass.
  • NH 50023 ..... USS Rhode Island at Boston, 21 May 1919. Photographed by J.C. Crosby.
  • NH 105195 ... USS Pittsburgh at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, 27 May 1919. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 103250 ... Officers and crew of USS Mercy on board the ship, 31 May 1919. Photographed by H. Tarr, New York City
  • NH 106016 ... Troops of the 350th Infantry at Newport News, Virginia, after disembarking from USS Aeolus, 31 May 1919. Photographed by Clements.

  • NH 104972 ... Officers and men assigned to USS Carola IV, at Chateau Barracks, Brest, France in June 1919. Photographed by Thompson Illustragraph Co., Petersburg, Virginia.
  • NH 104973 ... U.S. Military facility, probably at Brest, France, circa June 1919. Photographed by Thompson Illustragraph Co.
  • NH 104974 ... Brest Harbor, France, circa June 1919. Photographed by Thompson Illustragraph Co.
  • NH 102902 ... USS Laub at Boston, Massachusetts, 4 June 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 103676 ... USS Koningin der Nederlanden at Newport News, Virginia, landing units of the 88th Division, 4 June 1919. Photographed by Holladay.
  • NH 105191 ... USS Ballard at Boston, 9 June 1919. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 104446 ... USS Pastores arrives at New York City at the end of her 20th trip as a transport, June 1919. Photographed by the Pictorial News Service.
  • NH 105773 ... Troops of the U.S. Army 54th Pioneer Infantry Regiment at Newport News, Virginia, after arriving on USS Artemis, 26 June 1919. Photographed by Holladay.
  • NH 105500 ... Officers and crew of USS Sierra, photographed by Hughes and Estabrook, New York City, 30 June 1919.

  • NH 105700 ... Officers and crew of USS Imperator, photographed by H.A. Helm, New York City, circa late spring or summer of 1919.


Dated views taken in July-August 1919:


Dated views taken in September-December 1919:

  • NH 105396 ... USS Von Steuben arriving at New York, 1 September 1919. Photographed by Head-Mayberry, New York City.
  • NH 105327 ... USS Welles at Boston, Massachusetts, 2 September 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 105865 ... USS Santa Teresa arriving at New York, 4 September 1919. Photographed by Head-Mayberry, New York City.
  • NH 98465 ..... USS Meade at Boston, Massachusetts, 10 September 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.

  • NH 98927 ..... USS Moody at Boston, 8 October 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 99891 ..... USS Camden at the Boston Navy Yard, 13 October 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 98009 ..... USS Delphy at the Boston Navy Yard, 28 October 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 103115 ... Arrival of USS Pocahontas at New York after her final trip, 31 October 1919. Photographed by F.G. Head.

  • NH 99692 ..... USS Black Hawk at Ponta Delgada, Azores, circa November 1919. Halftone reproduction.
  • NH 99693 ..... Crew of USS Black Hawk, off New York City, 24 November 1919. Halftone reproduction.
  • NH 51450 ..... USS Luce at the Boston Navy Yard, 28 November 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.

  • NH 105326 ... USS Putnam at Boston, Massachusetts, December 1919. Probably photographed by J.C. Crosby.
  • NH 98992 ..... USS Sharkey at Boston, Massachusetts, December 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 98487 ..... Officers & Crews of the 13th Destroyer Division, at San Diego, California, 6 December 1919. Photographed by O.A. Tunnell.

  • NH 98156 ..... Officers & Crew of USS Broome at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa October-December 1919. Photographed by the Keystone Photo Studios, Philadelphia.


Views taken in 1920:

  • NH 99614 ..... "The Atlantic Fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1920". Photographed by Schutz, Washington, D.C.
  • NH 105370 ... USS Toucey at the Boston Navy Yard, January 1920. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 102784 ... 22nd Destroyer Division officers and crews on board their ships, at San Diego, California, 10 January 1920. Photographed by O.A. Tunnell.
  • NH 98010 ..... USS Flusser at the Boston Navy Yard, March 1920. Photographed by J. Crosby.
  • NH 103180 ... USAT George Washington at the New York Navy Yard, May 1920. Panoramic image made up of three separate photographs.
  • NH 106144 ... 17th Destroyer Division officers and crews on board their ships, at San Diego, California, 14 August 1920. Photographed by O.A. Tunnell.
  • NH 106144-A ... Ships of Destroyer Division Seventeen at San Diego, California, circa 14 August 1920. Photographed by O.A. Tunnell.
  • NH 106144-B ... Same subject as NH 106144-A.
  • NH 95180 ..... Officers and Crew of USS Beaver at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 23 October 1920. Photographed by Tour's Photo Service.
  • NH 103195 ... USS Hannibal at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa late 1920. Photographed by E.E. Hilderbrandt.
  • NH 105313 ... U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Manning at Norfolk, Virginia, 30 December 1920. Photographed by Crosby.

  • NH 82739 ..... Approximately 35 Medal of Honor recipients gather in Washington, D.C., circa 1920-1921.


Views taken in 1921:

  • NH 98658 ..... Officers and crew of USS Caesar on board their ship, at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 1921.
  • NH 93143 ..... Officers and Crew of USS Gulfport at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 13 January 1921. Photographed by Crosby & Falck(?).
  • NH 86082-A through NH 86082-C ..... "Combined Atlantic and Pacific Fleets in Panama Bay, Jan. 21st 1921". Photographed by M.C. Mayberry, of Mayberry and Smith, Shreveport, Louisiana. This reproduction is divided into three overlapping sections.
  • NH 106294 ... USS Camden at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 29 January 1921. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 105312 ... USS Noa at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 11 February 1921. Photographed by Crosby.

  • NH 103100 ... USS Alameda at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 7 March 1921. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 104057 ... Officers and Crew of USS Benham posed on her after deck, at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 12 March 1921. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 103745 ... USS Benham off the Norfolk Nav Yard, 15 March 1921. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 105183 ... USS Mars at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 16 March 1921. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 99370 ..... USS Henderson at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 23 March 1921. Photographed by Crosby

  • NH 90492 ..... USS Redwing and USS Duncan at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 19 April 1921. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 93142 ..... USS Gulfport at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 19 April 1921. Photographed by Crosby.
  • NH 103190 ... USS Luce at the Boston Navy Yard, circa spring 1921. Photographed by H.J. Darley
  • NH 105323 ... USS Bushnell's baseball team, 1921 season. Photographed by Crosby, Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • NH 103514 ... Destroyer Squadron 14 in the North River, off New York City, 20 May 1921. Photographed by Himmel and Tyner

  • NH 103192 ... USS Tillman at the Boston Navy Yard, circa mid-1921. Photographed by H.J. Darley
  • NH 103772 ... Officers and Crew of USS Tillman posed beside her, at the Boston Navy Yard, 22 July 1921. Photographed by H.J. Darley
  • NH 103193 ... Nine "O" type submarines of Submarine Division 8 at the Boston Navy Yard, 16 August 1921. Photographed by J. Crosby
  • NH 75576 ..... USS DeLong aground at Halfmoon Bay, California, December 1921.


Views taken in 1922-1929:

  • NH 105060 ... Officers and Crew of USS Cleveland, 11 September 1922, probably at Boston, Massachusetts. Photographed by J.C. Crosby.
  • NH 95655 ..... USS Pittsburgh in a Mediterranean port, circa 1923-1926.
  • NH 99780 ..... USS Orion at Boston Navy Yard, 8 April 1923, with her officers and crew posed beside her. Photographed by H.J. Darley.
  • NH 92615 ..... Airship Shenandoah leaves the hangar at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, probably on 4 September 1923. Photographed by Clements.
  • NH 105065 ... Recruit training Platoon 38, U.S. Naval Training Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 23 November 1923.

  • NH 105813 ... Funeral for the Officers and Men killed in the 12 June 1924 USS Mississippi gun turret fire. Taken at San Pedro, California, 17 June 1924.
  • NH 98811 .....USS Charles Ausburn at Boston, September 1924. Photographed by J.C. Crosby.
  • NH 91149 ..... Airship LZ-126 (later USS Los Angeles) enters the hangar at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, 15 October 1924. Photographed by Clements.
  • NH 99555 ..... U.S. Fleet off Lahaina Roads, Maui, 14 May 1925. Photographed by Tai Sing Loo.
  • NH 95656 ..... USS Pittsburgh's Complement beside their ship, at Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 1925. Photographed by the Panograph Company, Belfast.

  • NH 91949 ..... Waterfront of the Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, circa 1927.
  • NH 105067 ... Japanese, American, French and British cruisers moored off the Bund, Shanghai, China, circa 1927.
  • NH 96623 ..... USS Holland and seven submarines in Balboa harbor, Panama Canal Zone, 7 May 1927. Photographed for the National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas.
  • NH 105061 ... USS Melville approaching the Gatun Locks, Panama Canal, 11 June 1927. Photographed by Goldbeck, National Photo Service.
  • NH 96624 ..... 19th Submarine Division at San Diego, California, 28 January 1928. photographed by O.A. Tunnell.


Views taken in 1930-1939:

  • NH 90040 ..... USS Black Hawk with several destroyers alongside, at Chefoo, China, during the 1930s.
  • NH 90041 ..... Same subject.
  • NH 95960 ..... Same subject.
  • NH 94179 ..... Panoramic view of Hong Kong Harbor, circa 1931-1933.
  • NH 105078 ... Sixth Battalion, U.S. Naval Reserve, at Chicago, Illinois, 8 August 1931. Photographed by Kaufmann & Fabry.
  • NH 81985 through NH 81988 ..... Warships and merchant steamers off Shanghai, China, circa May-June 1939. This image is divided into four overlapping sections.


Views taken in 1940 and Later:

  • NH 68481 ..... USS Holland with eleven submarines alongside, at San Diego, California, 1940.
  • NH 105077 ... Recruit Company 780, Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, July 1942 (or July 1943).
  • NH 105063 ... Combined crews of Naval Air Station Santa Ana, California, and squadrons ZP-31 and VJ-8, with an Air Station airship hangar and aircraft in the background, circa 1945. Photographed by Thompson, Los Angeles.
  • NH 106247 ... Officers and crew of USS Hammondsport (AKV-2), 1945. Photographed by Thompson, Los Angeles.
  • NH 104962 ... Intelligence photomosaic of Hagushi Beaches, Okinawa, where U.S. forces landed during the April 1945 invasion. Prepared by a U.S. Army photo interpretation team in November 1944 from individual images taken during the 10 October 1944 carrier air raids on Okinawa.
  • NH 95256 ..... USS Vincennes in a U.S. West Coast port, circa Autumn 1945.

  • NH 106245 ... Officers and crew of USS Meredith (DD-890) at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia, 11 February 1959. Photographed by J. Hanson.
  • NH 106246 ... Same subject as NH 106245.


NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Most of the images linked from this page bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".



    To the best of our knowledge, the pictures provided in the Online Library of Selected Images are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.


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