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A view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas (TX). This is the front of the Old Spanish Mission Fort where 189 defenders sacrificed their lives and fought to the death rather than surrender to the forces of the Mexican General Santa Anna in the year 1836

A view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Tex...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Antonio State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, CIV Release Status: Released to ... more

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas (TX). This is the front of the Old Spanish Mission Fort where 189 defenders sacrificed their lives and fought to the death rather than surrender to the forces of the Mexican General Santa Anna in the year 1836

A nighttime view of the Alamo Chapel located at #1 Alamo Plaza, San An...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Antonio State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, CIV Release Status: Released to ... more

Front Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Front Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Lighthouse Plans for Craighill Channel, Maryland

Rear Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Rear Range View of Craighill Channel Lighthouse, Maryland

Lighthouse Plans for Craighill Channel, Maryland

Kootenay River. Junction with Elk River. View from trail on right bank

Kootenay River. Junction with Elk River. View from trail on right bank

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

View from monument at Summit looking E. across Waterton or Chief Mountain Lake along 49th parallel. Yellow peak on left bears N. 30. E

View from monument at Summit looking E. across Waterton or Chief Mount...

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

Semiahmoo Bay, from Bluff near entrance of "Mud Bay" with Camp Semiahmoo, Drayton's Harbor and distant view of Mt. Baker to E

Semiahmoo Bay, from Bluff near entrance of "Mud Bay" with Camp Semiahm...

Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary

View of an infantryman

View of an infantryman

Original Caption: [View of an infantryman.]..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3512..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photogr... more

View on Tennessee River

View on Tennessee River

Original Caption: View on Tennessee River..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3263..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photograp... more

Metropolitan Fair, view in building

Metropolitan Fair, view in building

Original Caption: Metropolitan Fair, view in building..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3211..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111... more

View from Lookout Mountain, Tenn

View from Lookout Mountain, Tenn

Original Caption: View from Lookout Mountain, Tenn..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3652..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..... more

View of Timbalier Island Lighthouse, Louisiana

View of Timbalier Island Lighthouse, Louisiana

This view is of a 1st order lighthouse in the Gulf of Mexico and shows ships on the horizon. Lighthouse Plans for Timbalier Island, Louisiana

View of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse, New York

View of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse, New York

Lighthouse Plans for Thirty Mile Point, New York

View of Lighthouse at Hunting Island, South Carolina

View of Lighthouse at Hunting Island, South Carolina

Lighthouse Plans for Hunting Island, South Carolina

Elevation, Section Plan, and Perspective View of Southwest Ledge Lighthouse, Connecticut

Elevation, Section Plan, and Perspective View of Southwest Ledge Light...

Lighthouse Plans for Southwest Ledge (New Haven), Connecticut

View of Bremerton Point and Puget Sound Navy Yard
View of Puget Sound Navy Yard

View of Puget Sound Navy Yard

Historical Material Navy Base

Photograph of Luther Bearskin

Photograph of Luther Bearskin

The first item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Luther Bearskin register number 7581. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right ... more

View of Abutment at Lock Number Seven on the Kentucky River

View of Abutment at Lock Number Seven on the Kentucky River

Original caption: Lock No. 7. Kentucky River. View of Abutment, May 23, 1896. Historical Photographs

Kentucky River Lock Number Seven View of Coffer Looking North

Kentucky River Lock Number Seven View of Coffer Looking North

Original caption: Improving Ky. River, Ky. Lock No. 7. Aug 1 1896 View Of Coffer Looking North No. 30. Historical Photographs

View of Stone Delivery for Kentucky River Lock Number Seven Project

View of Stone Delivery for Kentucky River Lock Number Seven Project

Original caption: Improving Kentucky River, Ky. Lock No. 7. Aug 11 1896. General View Showing Method Of Delivering Stone To The Masons. No. 34. Historical Photographs

Photograph of View from Dock

Photograph of View from Dock

Original caption: Looking north from waterworks. View from dock. Historic Photographs

View of Puget Sound Navy Yard

View of Puget Sound Navy Yard

Wartime Unit Histories

Panoramic View of San Francisco in Flames Other Effects of the Disaster  "This panoramic view shows San Francisco in flames, five hours after the earthquake. The photograph taken from Mason Street at 10:00 A.M., April 18, 1906. There is little evidence of earthquake damage. Most of the city's downtown buildings appear to be intact, yet flames later partially or wholly destroyed these buildings. The fire continued unchecked for three days

Panoramic View of San Francisco in Flames Other Effects of the Disaste...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Noaa/Ngdc Release Status: Released to Public... more

Panoramic View of San Francisco on April 1909 three years after the massive 8.25 earthquake of 1906. The view from 1000 feet above Jones and Washington Street, looking eastward. Goat Island (now Yerba Buena Island) in the San Francisco Bay, is in the upper far left. Mason Street cuts across right corner. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Panoramic View of San Francisco on April 1909 three years after the ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: R. J. Waters Release Status: Released to Pub... more

A view along Market Street at the remains of the Call Building (domed) (right), the Mutual Bank Building (left), and the Chronicle Building (rear). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view along Market Street at the remains of the Call Building (domed)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Panoramic View of Nearly Total Devastation of San Francisco Other Effects of the Disaster  "This view of the San Francisco ruins shows many square blocks completely leveled. The photograph was taken on May 1, 1906, almost a month after the disaster. Much of the debris had already been hauled away leaving only empty ash-blackened blocks. Rebuilding of small buildings had begun

Panoramic View of Nearly Total Devastation of San Francisco Other Effe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: San Francisco Examiner Release Status: Relea... more

A view of busy Market Street looking southward. This shot may be taken just before the earthquake hit. There is no date on the photo. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view of busy Market Street looking southward. This shot may be taken...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A crowd gathers at Telegraph Hill to watch the burning of San Francisco. The view is looking south. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A crowd gathers at Telegraph Hill to watch the burning of San Francisc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

The Coin Critics Point of View

The Coin Critics Point of View

Berryman Political Cartoon Collection

The House in Session (According to the Minority Point of View)

The House in Session (According to the Minority Point of View)

This illustration entitled, "The House in Session (According to the Minority Point of View)", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Evening Star on April 16, 1908, depicts the powerf... more

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 375-End

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 375-End

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 0-40

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 0-40

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 120-200

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 120-200

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 200-290

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 200-290

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 40-120

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 40-120

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 290-375

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 290-375

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 40-120

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 40-120

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 120-200

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 120-200

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 200-280

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 200-280

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 0-40

Dry Dock Number 2, View of West Wall, 0-40

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of East Side

View of East Side

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Part of West Wall, Dry Dock 2, Coated With Tax-Cement, a Near View

Part of West Wall, Dry Dock 2, Coated With Tax-Cement, a Near View

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock 4, Coffer Dam Excavation, Lagging, Caisson "A", Elevation 60 -68 Near View, Holbrook Cabot and Rollins Corporation, Contractor

Dry Dock 4, Coffer Dam Excavation, Lagging, Caisson "A", Elevation 60 ...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront Looking North from Top of Building Number 6, U.S.S. Arizona on Ways

View of Waterfront Looking North from Top of Building Number 6, U.S.S....

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, Monthly Progress Photo, View from East Wall Looking Southwest, Showing Leaks in Bottom, Holbrook, Cabot and Rollins, Contractors

Dry Dock Number 4, Monthly Progress Photo, View from East Wall Looking...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View From Altar, East Side, Holbrook Cabot and Rollins Corporation, Contractor

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View From Altar, East Side, Holbrook...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View from West Coping, Holbrook, Cabot, and Rollins Corporation

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View from West Coping, Holbrook, Cab...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View from West Coping, Holbrook, Cabot, and Rollins Corporation, Contractor

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View from West Coping, Holbrook, Cab...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View From Floor, Holbrook Cabot and Rollins Corporation, Contractor

Dry Dock Number 4, Flooding Dock, View From Floor, Holbrook Cabot and ...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Cross-Section and Isometric View of Dry Dock Number 4, Showing Head of Dock, from Station 6 and 3l.00 to Station 8 and 25.75, Scale 1/8 Inch Equals 1 Foot

Cross-Section and Isometric View of Dry Dock Number 4, Showing Head of...

This is a photograph of the cross-section and isometric view of dry dock number 4. Original caption: Designed and Constructed under Supervision, F. R. Harris, Civil Engineer U.S. Navy, Holbrook, Cabot and Roll... more

Monthly Progress Photo, Piers E and F, Top View of Columns on Casting Platform, New York State Construction Company, Contractor

Monthly Progress Photo, Piers E and F, Top View of Columns on Casting ...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 35 Feet to 115 Feet

Dry Dock Number 2, View of East Wall, 35 Feet to 115 Feet

This is a photograph of Dry Dock Number 2 and shows the damage to the concrete wall. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Tournai

View of Tournai

British Photographs of World War I

View of Ostend, Belgium, after being taken from Germans
View of Anzac looking towards Sulvla. Dardanelles campaign
View of the Kotah Bridge at Baghdad

View of the Kotah Bridge at Baghdad

British Photographs of World War I

View of alter in Amiens Cathedral

View of alter in Amiens Cathedral

British Photographs of World War I

View of Mametz, France, after its capture by the British
View of Bellicourt, France

View of Bellicourt, France

British Photographs of World War I

View of public square at Douai, France

View of public square at Douai, France

British Photographs of World War I

View from a minaret. Salonika Campaign

View from a minaret. Salonika Campaign

British Photographs of World War I

View of La Boisselle, France

View of La Boisselle, France

British Photographs of World War I

View of Jabel Hamarin - during Mesopotamian Campaign
View of Baghdad - during the Mesopotamian Campaign

View of Baghdad - during the Mesopotamian Campaign

British Photographs of World War I

View of Monchy, France

View of Monchy, France

British Photographs of World War I

View of Ostend, Belgium, taken from the "Vindictive"
View of Athies, France

View of Athies, France

British Photographs of World War I

View of the Cathedral at Albert, France. 8-23-1918

View of the Cathedral at Albert, France. 8-23-1918

British Photographs of World War I

View of the chuch in Albert

View of the chuch in Albert

British Photographs of World War I

View at gully beach, Cape Helles. Dardanelles Campaign
View of Epernay, France

View of Epernay, France

British Photographs of World War I

View at U.S. Submarine Chaser Depot in the Mediterranean
Typical view of the country in southern Palestine

Typical view of the country in southern Palestine

British Photographs of World War I

Deck view on U.S. Destroyer

Deck view on U.S. Destroyer

British Photographs of World War I

View from British trenches at Anzac. Dardanelles Campaign
Steam Shovel Brought Up from Panama, Side and Back View

Steam Shovel Brought Up from Panama, Side and Back View

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Pier D Extension View of Completed Work, Looking Northwest

Pier D Extension View of Completed Work, Looking Northwest

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Photograph of a Birds-Eye View of the Fruit and Vegetable Section of Center Market

Photograph of a Birds-Eye View of the Fruit and Vegetable Section of C...

Original caption : A birds-eye view of a part of the fruit and vegetable section of Center Market. The people were eliminated from the crowded aisles by slow exposure of plate. Photographic Prints Documenting P... more

View of Waterfront, Looking North From Top Building 6, U.S.S. Arizona on Ways

View of Waterfront, Looking North From Top Building 6, U.S.S. Arizona ...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront, Looking Northeast from Top of Building 6

View of Waterfront, Looking Northeast from Top of Building 6

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront Looking North on Top of Building 6, U.S.S. Arizona on Ways

View of Waterfront Looking North on Top of Building 6, U.S.S. Arizona ...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront, Looking Southeast, from Cantilever Crane Track

View of Waterfront, Looking Southeast, from Cantilever Crane Track

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront, Looking East, from Cantilever Crane Track

View of Waterfront, Looking East, from Cantilever Crane Track

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront, Looking Northwest, from Cantilever Crane Track

View of Waterfront, Looking Northwest, from Cantilever Crane Track

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront, Looking Northeast, from Cantilever Crane Track

View of Waterfront, Looking Northeast, from Cantilever Crane Track

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

View of Waterfront, Looking North, from Cantilever Crane Track

View of Waterfront, Looking North, from Cantilever Crane Track

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Monthly Progress Photo, Marine Hospital Contagious Diseases Units - General Back View and Showing Door Cut in South Side, Looking Northeast,  Riverside Contracting Company, Contractor

Monthly Progress Photo, Marine Hospital Contagious Diseases Units - Ge...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Drawing Showing a View the Harbor and Depot Site at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Drawing Showing a View the Harbor and Depot Site at Milwaukee, Wiscons...

Maps and Plans Relating to the Lighthouse at Milwaukee Harbor Pier, Wisconsin

Monthly Progress Photo, Round House, Interior View, South Side, Looking Southeast, Yard Labor

Monthly Progress Photo, Round House, Interior View, South Side, Lookin...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

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