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NHF-051 Radio Collection

4 photo scrapbooks related to early 19th century US Navy wireless radio station construction on the west coast, circa 1906-1908. Particular focus on: US Naval Wireless Station Table Bluff (later Eureka) California; US Naval Wireless Station North Head, Washington; US Naval Wireless Station Cordova (Cape Whiteshed), Alaska; US Naval Wireless Station Cape Blanco, Oregon. Images show construction projects, people, structures, antenna towers, and radio equipment. Some photos of US Navy and civilian vessels. Many coastal scenes of small towns and sparsely populated wilderness areas. Caption information is incomplete: people are not identified, and radio equipment is shown but not described. Some photos are duplicated between albums. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers. Transferred from the Naval Historical Foundation, original donor unknown.
Title: Radio Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # NHF-051.01: Interior of US Naval Wireless Station North Head, Washington, 1907, showing wireless equipment.
Description: 4 photo scrapbooks related to early 19th century US Navy wireless radio station construction on the west coast, circa 1906-1908. Particular focus on: US Naval Wireless Station Table Bluff (later Eureka) California; US Naval Wireless Station North Head, Washington; US Naval Wireless Station Cordova (Cape Whiteshed), Alaska; US Naval Wireless Station Cape Blanco, Oregon. Images show construction projects, people, structures, antenna towers, and radio equipment. Some photos of US Navy and civilian vessels. Many coastal scenes of small towns and sparsely populated wilderness areas. Caption information is incomplete: people are not identified, and radio equipment is shown but not described. Some photos are duplicated between albums. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers. Transferred from the Naval Historical Foundation, original donor unknown.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-051
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
After this Year: 1905
Before this Year: 1909
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Scrapbook 1

78 page scrapbook with black and white photos. US Naval Wireless Station Table Bluff (later Eureka) California, 1906. US Naval Wireless Station North Head, Washington, 1907. Views of Mare Island. Ships seen include USS Hartford, USS Milwaukee (C-21), USS Buffalo (1892). Several photos damaged or turn. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers.


Scrapbook 2

66 page alligator-skin bound scrapbook containing black and white photos. Fire at Mare Island Navy Yard, 1909-1910, involving submarines USS Grampus and USS Pike. US Naval Wireless Station Cordova (Cape Whiteshed) Alaska, 1908. Sitka, Alaska. Launch of USS Prometheus (AR-3) at Mare Island. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers.

 

Scrapbook 3

102 page scrapbook with black and white photos. US Naval Wireless Station Table Bluff (Eureka) California, 1906, and US Naval Wireless Station Cape Blanco, Oregon, 1907. US Naval Coaling Depot Japonski Island, across from Sitka, prior to 1907. Cruisers USS Milwauke (C-21), USS South Dakota (ACR-9) and USS California (ACR-6) at Mare Island. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers.

 

Scrapbook 4

100 page scrapbook with black and white photos and cyanotypes, taken 1907-1908. US Naval Wireless Station Cordova (Cape Whiteshed) Alaska; US Naval Wireless Station Cape Blanco, Oregon; US Naval Wireless Station Table Bluff (later Eureka) California; Japonski Island, across from Sitka; Farallon Islands; Taku Glacier; North Head, Washington; Point Loma, California; scenes on board SS President. Many photos have come loose from pages.

Topic
  • Communications--Visual –Signals, Radio and Voice
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials