3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2020 2:24 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking old photos of Fort Worden, Fort Whitman & Fort Flagler


      I am looking for old photos and blueprints of various structures and military objects that used to be at Fort Worden (Port Townsend, WA) and Fort Flagler (Marrowstone Island, WA). Also any of Fort Whitman (Goat Island, WA). Curious as to what some of the remaining relics used to look like, as I volunteer on the grounds of Flagler and Worden.

        • Re: Seeking old photos of Fort Worden, Fort Whitman & Fort Flagler
          Alice Lane Pioneer

          Hi Mark,

          Welcome to History Hub

          Found this article about Fort Worden. Fort Flagler, Fort Whitman




          Best Wishes,

          Alice Lane

          Volunteer Researcher

          • Re: Seeking old photos of Fort Worden, Fort Whitman & Fort Flagler
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Mr. Doss,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located multiple results relating to Fort Worden, Fort Flagler, and Fort Whitman. You may use the “Refine by type” option on the left hand side of the Catalog to confine your search to records that are noted in the Catalog as having photographs and other graphic materials, or maps and charts. There also may be photographs or blueprints in some of the otherwise textual series not mentioned in the Catalog description. You also may find some of the purely textual records to be of interest. For more information about these records, please email the reference units listed as the contacts in the Catalog descriptions.


            In addition, there may be additional record series with photographs or maps and blueprints relating to these locations which do not include the location name in the series.  Please email the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at stillpix@nara.gov to request a search for additional photographs. Please email the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) at carto@nara.gov  to request a search for maps and blueprints relating to the forts.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from the various NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            In addition to the records at the National Archives, local and state libraries, historical associations, archives, and similar organizations may have holdings relating to these forts.


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


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