Sources for photographs of U.S. Merchant Ships

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US Naval Institute Photo Archives
291 Wood Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 295-1022

William F Hultgren
500 Zuck Road, Lot #32
Erie, PA 16506-4973
Phone 814-833-7894
Include SASE for reply

US Naval Historical Center
901 "M" Street SE
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, D.C. 20374-5060
(202) 433-2765

Mariner's Museum Research Library and Archives
Attn: Photo Archives Librarian
100 Museum Drive,
Newport News, VA 23606-3759;
Instructions for research assistance at
Library research request form

Maine Maritime Museum
Attn: Librarian
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-1316
(For ships built in Bath)

Library of Congress
Prints and Photographic Division
1st and Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4730
(202) 707-6394 fax (202) 707-6647
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog "Trying to Find a Picture?" "Ask a Librarian."

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Still Picture Branch
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-0561 fax 301-837-3621
Some merchant ships, mostly Navy ships

National Maritime Museum Library
Fort Mason Center, Building E
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 556-9870

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square (161 Essex St)
Salem, MA 01970

The Steamship Historical Society of America
1029 Waterman Avenue,
East Providence, RI, 02914

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society Library
c/o Museum of History and Industry
2700 24th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 324-1126 and ask for the Library

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