Eugene Cecil LaFond (1909-2002) began as a technical assistant before his promotion to oceanographer and eventually marine biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he worked from 1933 to 1961. In 1964, LaFond joined the Navy Electronics Laboratory and remained there as senior scientist and consulting oceanographer until his retirement, where he helped pioneer the use of submersibles to study the ocean floor. LaFond had an early interest in photography, and took pictures of the SIO campus and every member of the staff in in the 1930s, eventually donating his original negatives to the Library. The images in this collection are a selection of scanned negatives and prints from the Photographs series within the LaFond papers.
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