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Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop Photoprints

Collector:
Freedman, Margaret A.  Search this
Names:
Navy Yard Optical Shop, Washington, D.C.  Search this
Goff, John C. (optical inspector)  Search this
Extent:
17 Items (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- 1940-1970
Date:
circa 1940-1961
Summary:
John C. Goff worked as an inspector at the Navy Yard Optical Shop during World War II. He might provide additional information, but efforts to contact him to identify the photographs in 1987 were unsuccessful. Deborah Warner, curator, may be able to assist researchers.
Scope and Contents:
17 photographs depicting employees, equipment, and facilities of the Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop, 1940s-1961.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
No historical information about the subject of these photographs is available at the present time. Efforts have been made to contact Mr. John C. Goff, who was an employee of the Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop during World War II, and who is a former NMAH Division of Electricity volunteer. It is hoped that he will provide information about the history and activities of the Optical Shop and identify the photographs. The maker of the photographs in the collection is unidentified, but it presumably was a Navy staff photographer.
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret A. Freedman on June 9, 1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Optics -- 1940-1970 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Optical technicians -- 1940-1970  Search this
Function:
Optics testing -- ca. 1941-1961 -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1970
Citation:
Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop Photoprints, ca. 1940s-1961, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0252
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Washington Navy Yard Optical Shop Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0252

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