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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-283-001Group shot (Copy); Friedman; Army Signal Corps Trainees, 1918; 7/23/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-284-001Fort Meade and surrounding area; 07/28/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-285-001General Eisenhower and Mr. Friedman; Eisenhower, Vandenburg, Corderman, Rowlett, Friedman; 2/11/1946
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-290-001Meade movement paste-up; 08/25/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-291-001Meademobile - Laurel, MD; Laurel racetrack; 8/25/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-292-001Area shot of court 7, between 7th and 8th wing A bldg. T.E. Simonton; 9/10/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-293-001Captain Bergan - group shot - copy; 09/17/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-294-001Fort Meade; 10/23/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-295-001Meademobile - Balt. Wash. Freeway; 11/18/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-296-001NSA 81 Move; 11/09/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-297-001NSA 81 Move; 11/09/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-298-001Copies of Merchant Ships; 11/29/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-299-001Holleran - Hobby Show; 12/04/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-300-001Toys for Mentally Disabled Children; 12/17/1954
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-301-001Damaged parcels; 12/23/1954
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