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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

5050 thumbnail picture
E. J. Brown at astro setup checking chronograph. Astro party of E. J. Brown
5051 thumbnail picture
Early morning computing - verifying last night's work. Astro party of Ralph Pfau
Northeast United States 1930
5052 thumbnail picture
Station NIU during reobservation of World Longitude stations. Looking for evidence of continental drift. Instruments too crude to measure small earth movements. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Station NIU, Oahu, Hawaii 1934
5053 thumbnail picture
Joseph Lushene operating long-wave radio receiver. Attempting to receive time ticks. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Station NIU, Oahu, Hawaii 1934
5054 thumbnail picture
Bamberg transit and equipment. Astro party of Charles Whitten
Western United States 1935
5055 thumbnail picture
Chronograph drum without paper. Used to record time ticks during longitude observations. Astro party of Charles Whitten
Western United States 1935
5056 thumbnail picture
Bamberg transit set up on Guatemala - El Salvador border. Border determined by C&GS. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
5057 thumbnail picture
At astro station on Honduras - Guatemala border. L. to R. - Honduras commissioner, Joseph Lushene, recorder. Recorder later died of malaria. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
5058 thumbnail picture
Station Eskimo on Honduras - Guatemala border. Border determination a combination of astro and triangulation work. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
5059 thumbnail picture
Guards accompanying Guatemala - Honduras boundary surveyors. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
5060 thumbnail picture
Transportation by mules. Guatemala-Honduras boundary survey. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
5061 thumbnail picture
Transportation by mules. Guatemala-Honduras boundary survey. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
5062 thumbnail picture
Composite photo of many aspects of astro work. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
5063 thumbnail picture
Ralph Woodworth at Bamberg broken telescope instrument. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
5064 thumbnail picture
Installation at Station Observatorio. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
5065 thumbnail picture
Installation at Station El Sitio. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
5066 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Eugene Taylor observing with Bamberg instrument. Astro party of Lieutenant Eugene Taylor
Late 1956
5067 thumbnail picture
Vernon Burns setting up Wild T-4. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
Tehachapi Mountains, California 1972
5068 thumbnail picture
Astro setup in Mojave Desert. Richard Cohen preparing to record in truck. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5069 thumbnail picture
Vernon Burns preparing Wild T-4 for observations. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5070 thumbnail picture
Richard Maxey setting up Wild T-4. Astro party of Robert A. Pryce
Iowa 1971
5071 thumbnail picture
Vernon Burns at twilight - determining initial azimuth. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
California, Mojave Desert 1972
5072 thumbnail picture
A. E. Theberge discussing Wild T-4 with Afghani student. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
Nebraska Sand Hills 1973
5073 thumbnail picture
A. E. Theberge discussing Wild T-4 with Afghani student. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
Nebraska Sand Hills 1973
5074 thumbnail picture
Latitude observatory at Ukiah, California. International program to determine variation of latitude
Ukiah, California 1930?
5075 thumbnail picture
Use of Navy Transit satellite receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously. Multiple passes over several hours to get good position
1980?
5076 thumbnail picture
Texas Instruments TI4100 GPS receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously
1984?
5077 thumbnail picture
Use of Texas Instruments TI4100 GPS receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously
Alaska 1984
5078 thumbnail picture
Use of Navy Transit satellite receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously
Goldstone Lake, California 1980?
5079 thumbnail picture
Jasper Bilby with light reconnaissance buggy. Recon work on the 98th Meridian
Minnesota 1903
5080 thumbnail picture
500 lb. stone being lowered for Brown Valley Base. 98th Meridian survey. Jasper Bilby on right
South Dakota 1903
5081 thumbnail picture
Marking complete for Station Stephen East Base. 98th Meridian survey
Minnesota 1903
5082 thumbnail picture
Setting mark on Station Twin. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Southeast Alaska 1929
5083 thumbnail picture
Setting mark near White Pass
Southeast Alaska 1936
5084 thumbnail picture
Driving mark into the muskeg. Crew from PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
5085 thumbnail picture
Deep driven rods for bench marks. Crew from PATHFINDER
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1969
5086 thumbnail picture
Digging a hole for a bench mark
Southeast United States
5087 thumbnail picture
Using gas drill to drill hole for bench mark
Southeast Alaska
5088 thumbnail picture
Mixing cement to set bench mark
Southeast Alaska
5089 thumbnail picture
Mark after being set in ground
Southeast Alaska
5090 thumbnail picture
Different types of bench marks
5091 thumbnail picture
Original Station Winton North Base. Mark displaced by steam shovel. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
5092 thumbnail picture
Station Yolo SE Base. Triangulation party of Frank G. Johnson
Sacramento Valley, California 1939
5093 thumbnail picture
Northwest Coast Indians deep-sixing bottle used as survey mark. Bottle set by party of George Davidson in 1852. Smallpox came after surveyors left. Indians felt bottle had evil spirits, dug up, and threw away
Washington, Cape Flattery 1853
5094 thumbnail picture
Reference bottle at Station Principio
5095 thumbnail picture
Triangulation station at Meade's Ranch. Control point for the North American Datum
1940?
5096 thumbnail picture
Historical monument explaining significance of Meade's Ranch. Control point for the North American Datum
1955
5097 thumbnail picture
Old reference mark for Deming South Base. Triangulation party of Frank G. Johnson
New Mexico, Deming 1939
5098 thumbnail picture
Hatcher Mountain Monument. Triangulation party of Frank G. Johnson
New Mexico 1939
5099 thumbnail picture
Monument showing effects of wind erosion

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