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.
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.
Donated by Margaret A. Freedman on June 9, 1986.
Collection is open for research.
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.