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Historic Photographs of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations

 

This collection of over 800 photographs represents the early years of the National Security Agency and its predecessors, the Armed Forces Security Agency and the Army Security Agency, between the mid-1940s and mid-1950s. A majority of the photographs represent life for employees working at Arlington Hall Station, the headquarters of NSA and its predecessors prior to moving to Fort Meade, MD in the 1950s. Descriptive information found with the photographs was sparse. Historians from the Center for Cryptologic History have added additional descriptive information to the metadata when possible. Many of the photographs indicate a date in the lower corner. In some cases, these dates represent when the photograph was taken, in other cases it represents when the particular print was developed or a copy was made at someone’s request. In many cases, captions will indicate who requested the copy. Some photographs represent sites that are not Arlington Hall. This is usually indicated in the description.

If you have additional information about any of the people or subjects in the photos, please contact the Center for Cryptologic History at cch@nsa.gov.

ImageTitleDescription
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-179-001Captain Lehman, Silver Crest (Carlance); 9/3/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-180-001Lieutenant Colonel Dixson, Copies of Combat Air Craft (Crowe); F9F-6 Cougar
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-182-001H.W. Ulino, Art Show (Goodner); 10/1/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-183-001Security Guard, A,B,C,D, Platoon, Captain Worrall Jr. (Carlance & Lumpkin); 10/13/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-184-001Mary J. Russ, Opening Game, Football team (Salm); 10/22/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-186-001Mary J. Russ, AHS Basket Ball; 1/1/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-187-001General Canine-Cost Poster (Lumpkin); 01/07/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-188-001Captain Harper-Cost Poster (Ebaugh); 01/07/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-189-001J. Richardson, Christmas Presents (Salm); 1/7/1953
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-190-001Helen Cazneau U-St School Photos (Lumpkin-Salm); 11/10/1952
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-191-001Redburn, New Type Furniture. (Carlance); 1/6/1953
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-192-001Navy Chapel, Lieutenant Commander Ben Fricks Jr (Carlance); 1/3/1953
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-193-001Mary J Russ, opening game of Girls' Basketball League (Salm); Possibly Ann Caracristi back row second from the left; 1/21/1953
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-194-001Mary J. Russ, Bridge Club Opening (Salm); 1/21/1953
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-195-001General Duff's Retirement. Captain Harter (Lumpkin); 01/31/1953
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