Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

NHF-105 Rear Admiral Charles Mitchell Thomas Collection

399 photographs donated by Rear Admiral Charles Mitchell Thomas to the Naval Historical Foundation, and then subsequently donated to the Naval History and Heritage Command. Primary topic is exploration by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer Carlile P. Patterson around Alaska, 1885-1887, with many landscape shots. Also photos from other periods of Thomas’ career in the late 19th century, including USRS Franklin and Norfolk Navy Yard. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or removed to the NH collection.
Title: Rear Admiral Charles Mitchell Thomas Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # NHF-105-F.01: On deck of United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer Carlile P. Patterson around Alaska, circa 1885-1887
Description: 399 photographs donated by Rear Admiral Charles Mitchell Thomas to the Naval Historical Foundation, and then subsequently donated to the Naval History and Heritage Command. Primary topic is exploration by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer Carlile P. Patterson around Alaska, 1885-1887, with many landscape shots. Also photos from other periods of Thomas’ career in the late 19th century, including USRS Franklin and Norfolk Navy Yard. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or removed to the NH collection.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-105
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
After this Year: 1884
Before this Year: 1900
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NHF-105-A

27 sepia cabinet cards of scenes around Alaska, produced by E.J. Partridge and W.H. Partridge, 1887. Muir Glacier, Juneau, many landscapes and buildings, glaciers and ice, indigenous peoples.

 

NHF-105-B

42 sepia cabinet cards of scenes around Alaska, photographed by Ensign A.P. Niblack, USN. Photos taken during surveys of Alaska, 1885-1887, from USC and GS Steamer Carlile P. Patterson. Landscapes, buildings, indigenous peoples.

 

NHF-105-C

113 sepia cabinet cards of scenes around Alaska, photographed by John McHenry and Ensign S.S. Wood, taken from USC and GS Steamer Carlile P. Patterson, 1888. Primarily landscapes, with a few buildings.

 

NHF-105-D

33 sepia cabinet cards of scenes around Alaska, photographed by John McHenry and Ensign S.S. Wood, taken from USC and GS Steamer Carlile P. Patterson, 1888. Also seen is French cruiser Duquesne in Mare Island dry dock, circa 1889.

 

NHF-105-E

43 sepia cabinet cards of scenes around Alaska, plus removed cover from book they were originally bound in. Many of these images are duplicates of NHF-105-C and NHF-105-D.

 

NHF-105-F

8 oversize views of Alaska and USC and GS Steamer Carlile P. Patterson.

 

NHF-105-G

28 photos from the life of Rear Admiral Charles Mitchell Thomas. USS Hopkins (DD-6), USS DuPont (TB-7), USRS Franklin, USS Decatur (DD-5) or USS Dale (DD-4), buildings and people relevant to Thomas’ personal life, prayer card, station billet instruction for USRS Franklin at Norfolk Navy Yard.

 

NHF-105-H

13 black and white photos of Norfolk Navy Yard, taken April 1904. USRS Franklin is seen, as is Captain Thomas, and many photos of sailors assembled for inspection or a parade. Photos taken by Helen Gould, and are accompanied by a thank you card.

 

NHF-105-I

70 cabinet cards and cartes-de-visite showing people, locations, and oddities from around the world.

 

NHF-105-K

14 views of Callao, Peru. Fortifications, ships in harbor, torpedo boat.

Topic
  • Exploration, Expeditions and Voyages
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials