“Boat Exercises - Naval Training Station, Hampton Roads, Va. September 19, 1918,” G.L. Hall Optical Co., Photographer
Begun as a small training and receiving station in the early 1900s, the Naval Training Station in World War I would become one of the premier training centers for naval personnel. By Armistice Day in 1918, more than 34,000 men had been assigned there. The complete panoramic photograph measures 7” x 57” and was taken by G. L. Hall Optical Company of Norfolk.