Photograph album of United States naval cadets and officers, 1863-1867

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UCLA Library Special Collections
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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Photograph album of United States naval cadets and officers
Date (inclusive): 1863-1867
Collection number: 94/274
Physical Description: 1 album (22 photographic prints) : albumen, tintype ; 16 x 12 cm (album)

Album contains 21 carte de visite photographs (approx. 9.5 x 6.3 mm), consisting of paper photographs mounted on thin cardboard backs, with printed logos of photography studios on verso, some of which are visible and include: Bailey & Silver's Photograph Gallery of 395-397 Broadway, New York City; Fredricks & Company, at various addresses in New York City (587 Broadway, 179 Fifth Avenue in Madison Square, Fifth Avenue Photography Gallery), Habana, and Paris; Joshua Appleby Williams' Room, Newport, Rhode Island; Henry Ulke, 278 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.; Fotografia Benque-Sebastianutti of Trieste; Silli of Nice and Vichy, France; J.D. Fowler & Co. opposite U.S. Naval Academy, Newport, R.I.; and H. Warren, Waltham, Mass. Also included is a single small tintype portrait. Cartes de visite and tintype are slipped into sleeves on recto and verso of 15 album leaves, in which a gilt-framed window has been cut. Eight of the windows are empty.

Bound in brown leather album, decorated with a large embossed central medallion, and four smaller corner medallions; two pairs of metal clasps and catches along fore-edges (one pair only partially intact); all edges gilt; white moire-patterned endpapers; stationer's ticket, affixed to lower right corner of front pastedown, reads "Lockwood. 411 Broadway, N.Y."

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige clamshell box.
Abstract: Album containing 21 carte de visite photographs, and one tintype, of young US Naval midshipmen--probably cadets at the U.S. Naval Academy, which had been moved to Newport, Rhode Island during the Civil War--as well as commandants, lieutenants, and those of other ranks, dated 1863-1867.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photograph album of United States naval cadets and officers (Collection 94/274). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233582 

Scope and Content

Many of the cadets are wearing uniforms of the United States Navy, with anchor insignias visible on jacket lapels. Captions in pencil on frame below each photograph, including those frames from which the photograph has been removed. Photographs of the naval midshipmen and officers, are identified as: Midshipman Wm. Garty Little, Oct. 1866; Midshipman J.H. Dayton; A.P. Schack; Class of '66. Midshipman Wm. G. Little; USS Amphitrite (photo removed); Master Schmidt, US Navy; Lieut. J.D. Marvin US Navy; (photo removed); Master F.W. Dickens (photo removed); Commander Donald MacNeill Fairfax, USN, Commandant of Midshipman 1864-65 (photo removed); Midshipman Frank Turnbull; Midshipman M.B. Field; Augustus Floyd Delafield; Lieut. Alfred T. Mahan US Navy; Midshipman R.H. Cooper; Midshipman J.C. Kennett; Mid[shipma]n Maxwell; Mid[shipma]n G.A. Norris; Mid[shipma]n Hy Whelen; Lieut. Tecumseh Steele (photo removed); Asst. Eng[inee]r. Messimer, USS Colorado 1867; Mid[shipma]n H.C. White; Martin Armentrout; Asst. Paymaster H.P. Tuttle, USS Macedonian 1863; Maury; Mid[shipma]n W.H. Parker; Mid[shipma]n Ackley; Mid[shipma]n John J. Hunter & Wm. H. Parker (photo removed); Mid[shipme]n J. Taft and David Stuart (photo removed); Mid[shipma]n J.R. Adams; Mid[shipma]n Bramhall (photo removed).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Tuttle, Horace Parnell, 1837-1923 --Photographs.
United States. Navy --History --19th century --Sources.
United States. Navy --Officers --Photographs.
Midshipmen --United States --Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints.
Cartes de visite.
Photograph albums.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Ulke, Henry, 1821-1910, photographer.
Warren, Henry F., photographer.
Fowler, John D., photographer.
J.D. Fowler & Co., photographer.
Bailey & Silver's Photograph Gallery, photographer.
Silli (Firm : Nice & Vichy, France), photographer.
Fotografia Benque-Sebastianutti, photographer.
Charles D. Fredricks & Co., photographer.
Samuel Bowles and Company, printer.
Geo. R. Lockwood & Son.

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.