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NHF-042 United States Naval Academy Collection

98 photographs and cabinet cards related to the United States Naval Academy in the 1880s and 1890s. Good views of the grounds and buildings, and many excellent views of midshipmen. Names are handwritten and often difficult to make out.
Title: United States Naval Academy Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # NHF-042-B.01: Midshipman John Russell Young Blakely (future Rear Admiral) photographed in 1889
Description: 98 photographs and cabinet cards related to the United States Naval Academy in the 1880s and 1890s. Good views of the grounds and buildings, and many excellent views of midshipmen. Names are handwritten and often difficult to make out.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-042
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
After this Year: 1887
Before this Year: 1896
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NHF-042-A
13 stereoscopic views of the grounds of the Naval Academy in the 1880’s showing buildings, paths, a ship model, and the midshipmen assembled in formation.

 

NHF-042-B
18 cabinet cards  of midshipmen and scenes of a midshipmen cruise 1893 on board USS Constellation, with scenes ashore at the Azores. Individuals seen include: Poor (class of 1896), Littlefield (class of 1896), Churchill (class of 1894), Bookwalter (class of 1894), Ralph Earle, Dudley W. Knox, T.H.S. Vail, J.E. McDonald, John Curlett, Warren Rodney, John Fore Hines, Thomas S. Bordue, John Russell Young Blakeley, B.E. Jones, Theodore Henry Low, Arthur Rice, as well as several unidentified.

 

NHF-042-C
22 cabinet cards  of midshipmen: Paul Taussig, Thomas T. Craven, W.L. Littlefield, J.H. Russell, J.R. Campbell, Murray, Franck Taylor Evans, C.P. Burt, W.S. Volkmar, C.S. Jones, Frank E. Ridgley, George Mallison, Gregory C. Davison, A.W. Marshall, E.R. Pallock, John Lang, H.L. Ferguson, as well as several unidentified.

 

NHF-042-D
20 photographs and publication pages (with some duplicates) showing scenes around the Naval Academy, including: old gunnery building, gymnasium, old recitation hall, old quarters, new quarters, band stand, USS Delaware figurehead statue (Tecumseh), old steam engineering building, along with a much later aerial photo of the Academy from a publication, views of training ship USS Santee, Midshipmen group photo on deck of a ship (possibly Santee), and group photo of candidates at Wentz’s school 1892 studying for entrance exam to Naval Academy.

 

NHF-042-E
25 oversize prints of scenes at the Naval Academy as well as class pictures for 1894 and 1896. Group photos do include names. Scenes on the grounds include: Herndon monument, various midshipmen formations on the grounds, Atlantic house, hospital, chapel at Christmas, large ship models, mess hall, and particular attention is paid to paths along the grounds.

Topic
  • Readiness--training and inspection
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
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