The Naval History and Heritage Command’s Photo Archives will be available for limited access research while the photo collection undergoes collections processing and digitization. The Photo Archives Naval Subject Collection (photos generally organized by subject but without official “NH” numbers yet assigned) is available for researchers to visit at the Washington Navy Yard by appointment.  To make arrangements for a visitor for general questions regarding historic Navy photos, please contact photo archivists Lisa Crunk, David Colamaria, or John Roscoe for more information or call 202-433-2765.

While this Photo Archives work is in progress, customers needing historic Navy images (digital or hard copy) have the option of searching the online photo library available at If a specific image is located , customers may email the Naval Historical Foundation with the image number from that online photo library to see if the image is available in high resolution in our computer database which is separate from the Photo Archives and therefore available during their collection work.. If we find that the image is not in our digital database, please contact any staff member from the NHHC Photo Archives listed above to determine if there are any other options they can help you with. Customers are also encouraged to check the U.S. Naval Institute’s photo collection at

To search the online library of images, please go HERE.


About Photograph Reproductions:

For images found in the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Online Library of Selected Images, the Naval Historical Foundation is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the availability or the quality of those images. The Naval History and Heritage Command’s original pictures are often old, small, faded, damaged or otherwise substandard. If in doubt about quality needed for publication or other use, please ask before ordering.


Processing/Delivery Time:

The standard processing time for photo orders is approximately 10 business days. We do offer a three day turnaround service (dependent on workload). Price for this service is double the original cost of the reproduction.

Delivery time for UPS Ground is about 3-5 business days. Digital images will be sent electronically at no extra cost.



Payment must be received before all orders can be processed.

Size Black and White Prints Color Prints Canvas Canvas on Stretched Frame Fine Art
5×7 $24 $32 $65 N/A $75
8×10 $27 $36 $65 $120 $75
11×14 $34 $51 $85 $130 $95
16×20 $61 $81 $190 $230 $150
20×24 $81 $115 $260 $360 $225
24×36 $105 $135 $320 $N/A $300
30×40 $150 $175 $400 $420 $350
36×48 $275 $300 $525 $550 $475

 * Sales Tax: DC residents ONLY add 6.00%

**Please Note: Receipts and invoices will read Navy Museum Store


Other Services:

Scanned Images:

Size Price
Up to 500dpi $30
501-1200dpi $60

*Higher resolution or oversize prints, please call for a quote.

Document Reproduction: $30 per hour + $.40 per b/w copy, or $1.00 per color copy.

Historical Research: $30 per hour + $.40 per b/w copy, 1 hour minimum.



The Order Form and any Order Extension Form may be submitted by mail, fax, or email. Due to screening by the U.S. Postal service, we advise that you use a third party courier (FedEx, UPS, DHL) when mailing orders to ensure a timely delivery.


Naval Historical Foundation
Attn: Photo Service
1306 Dahlgren Ave SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5055

Tel: (202) 889-2212
Fax: (202) 889-3565



All items are shipped via UPS Ground shipping unless otherwise noted. Delivery within the U.S. normally takes 3-5 business days.  Please see our Shipping and Handling Guide for pricing information.

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