Collection Photo # UA 476.44.01 Direction Finder
More than 100 photographs from the Naval career of Leo C. Young. Mr. Young worked as a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory between the 1920s and 1960s. He is crediting with helping develop the first radar system. The collection shows many laboratories, radio equipment, and photographs of radio installations. Vessels represented in the collection are USS Comfort & USS Ohio (BB-12). Locations shown include: Fort Myer, Virginia; Marconi Wireless Station, Belmar, New Jersey; Hampton Roads, Virginia; Washington Navy Yard; Mount Vernon, Virginia; Asbury Park, New Jersey; Arlington Radio Station near National Cemetry [sic]; Naval Research Laboratory, Bellevue, District of Columbia; Marconi Beam Transmitting Antenna and Transmission, Rocky Point, Long Island on November 14, 1927; Marconi Beam Receiver, Riverbend, Long Island on Nov 14, 1927; Transmission Line RCA Beam Receiver, Riverhead, Long Island; Bureau of Standards buildings; Two parades are shown in photographs as well, The Peace Day Parade in Washington, DC on Nov 11, 1918 and the Inaugural Parade for President Warren G. Harding. President Woodrow Wilson is also in one of the parade photographs. The collection also includes two "Radio Photos"