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

500 thumbnail picture
Operating the Coast and Geodetic Survey historic copper plate printing press.
Washington, D.C. 19??
501 thumbnail picture
Newspaper article detailing work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey on the Salmon River, or as it is known, the River of No Return.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 June 27
502 thumbnail picture
Letter from Carl Risvold to his sister-in-law during Salmon River Project, the River of No Return. Letter details communication and mail problems for remote geodetic work even in 1945.
Idaho, Riggins 1945 September 4.
503 thumbnail picture
Sophie Risvold with daughter Diane, holding down the homefront while Floyd Risvold worked on the Salmon River.
Idaho 1945
504 thumbnail picture
Letter from Floyd Risvold to his parents detailing the end of work on the Salmon River Project and some of the hardships.
1945 September 16
505 thumbnail picture
Some of the scenery in northwest New Mexico. Shiprock, an old volcanic plug, with Navajo Indians in the foreground.
New Mexico, Shiprock 1945 ca.
506 thumbnail picture
Aerial photograph of the Salmon River showing the rugged nature of the country. The triangle marks a triangulation station.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 ca.
507 thumbnail picture
Aerial photograph of the Salmon River area showing the rugged nature of the country.
Idaho, River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon River 1945 ca.
508 thumbnail picture
Measuring the baseline. Head of end tape.
1922?
509 thumbnail picture
Rear end of tape maintaining set tension. Measuring baseline.
1922?
510 thumbnail picture
A view of upper Cook Inlet from Anchorage.
Alaska, Anchorage 1923 Summer
511 thumbnail picture
Signal stand on Station Snowshoe. Sam White, destined to be famous bush pilot, is with his dog on the right.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 Summer
512 thumbnail picture
Looking west off Station Snowshoe.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 Summer
513 thumbnail picture
William King, lightkeeper, on his way to Station Iron.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 Summer
514 thumbnail picture
Sam's first caribou of the season. Field parties in central Alaska lived off the land.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 Summer
515 thumbnail picture
The camp on Station Clear after the first major storm of the year.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 September 23
516 thumbnail picture
The return from Station Clear.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 September
517 thumbnail picture
Chunilna Creek.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 September
518 thumbnail picture
Crossing the Talkeetna River.
Alaska, Central area north of Anchorage 1923 Summer
519 thumbnail picture
Sunset on Cook Inlet.
Alaska, Anchorage 1923 Summer
520 thumbnail picture
The Talkeetna River about 125 miles north of Anchorage.
1923 May 10
521 thumbnail picture
Bill King at Curry after finishing the field season.
1923 October 6
522 thumbnail picture
Bill King headed home from Alaska on the S.S. Alaska.
1923 October 24
523 thumbnail picture
A triangulation diagram of the area covered during the field season of 1923.
1923
524 thumbnail picture
A heliotrope on stand ready for work.
1922?
525 thumbnail picture
The camp on Iron Creek.
1923
526 thumbnail picture
The observing tent and theodolite.
1923
527 thumbnail picture
Bill King with Bill Scaife at Station Clear before the big snow.
1923
528 thumbnail picture
Bill King in Alaska.
1923
529 thumbnail picture
Bill King at camp at Pedernal.
New Mexico, Pedernal 1921
530 thumbnail picture
At No Wood Creek area in north central Wyoming.
Wyoming, Near No Wood 1920
531 thumbnail picture
The camp at Pecos, Texas. The advent of automobiles on field parties.
Texas, Pecos 1920?
532 thumbnail picture
The camp at Pecos, Texas. The advent of automobiles on field parties.
1920?
533 thumbnail picture
Letter from party chief William Scaife to Bill King offering work, travel money, and description of Alaska working conditions the coming year.
1923 February 24
534 thumbnail picture
Letter from party chief William Scaife to Bill King offering work, travel money, and description of Alaska working conditions the coming year.
1923 February 24
535 thumbnail picture
Camp at the Teagarden Homestead.
1920?
536 thumbnail picture
Survey team in Wyoming 1920.
Wyoming 1920
537 thumbnail picture
Newspaper clipping detailing the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1925?
538 thumbnail picture
Newspaper clipping detailing the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1925?
539 thumbnail picture
Newspaper clipping detailing the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1925?
540 thumbnail picture
Newspaper clipping detailing the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1925?
541 thumbnail picture
Newspaper clipping detailing the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1925?
542 thumbnail picture
Newspaper clipping detailing the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1925?
543 thumbnail picture
Newspaper clipping detailing the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1955?
544 thumbnail picture
Field records required to produce a nautical chart.
1930 ca.
545 thumbnail picture
Bilby 116-foot portable steel tower used in triangulation. These towers are built by 5 men in approximately 6 hours. Preparations are being made for dismantling this tower in this image.
1933 ca.
546 thumbnail picture
A tractor train on the North Slope of Alaska.
1950 ca.
547 thumbnail picture
Weather Bureau/U.S. Department of Commerce public affairs display. display. ION/RTCA/RTCM meeting at Astor Hotel.
1949 ca.
548 thumbnail picture
U.S. Department of Commerce/ Coast and Geodetic Survey aeronautical chart display. ION/RTCA/RTCM meeting at Astor Hotel.
1950 September 20
549 thumbnail picture
U.S. Department of Commerce/ Coast and Geodetic Survey aeronautical chart display. ION/RTCA/RTCM meeting at Astor Hotel.
1950 September 20

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