1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 25, 2019 2:06 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking Navy Boot Camp Photo


      How to obtain a Boot camp Photo of Navy Veteran, serving boot camp in the Great Lakes? This would be either a graduating picture or a single photo in Naval Dress Blues, this is for an enlisted veteran

        • Re: Seeking Navy Boot Camp Photo
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Keightly,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Group photographs were not considered permanent records unless the photographs were taken by official military photographers usually for publicity. Photographs of various U.S. Navy activities from 1940 to 2007 (that are permanent) are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov.


          Usually, the instructor of a training facility paid for a civilian photographer to come to the base to take pictures, These photographs sometimes are filed in the records of the unit but oftentimes they are just distributed to the individual members with no permanent copy kept.


          The Museum of the American Sailor is creating a collection of "Boot Camp" photographs, which the collection is primarily made up of donations. The photograph you seek may have been donated.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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