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Historical Photos, Artwork, and Objects

The James M. Gilliss Library contains numerous artifacts of historical significance.  A sampling of some of the library's holdings.


Historical Images Search

Hundreds of old USNO photos have been scanned showing vintage telescopes and astronomers at work.


Historical Collection

We have portraits of USNO astronomers, a celestial globe, old clocks and an orrery along with a vast collection of rare astronomy texts.