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

5650 thumbnail picture
Bloomberg and Robert A. Studds dressed up in tropical finery. Touring Sandakan, Borneo on rented bicycles
Sandakan, Borneo 1925
5651 thumbnail picture
The U.S.S. SHERMAN. An Army transport used by Coast Surveyors coming to the Philippines.
Philippines 1922
5652 thumbnail picture
Signal-building crew on way to mountain peak. Hoping nothing bites their legs. Off the PATHFINDER
Philippines 1927
5653 thumbnail picture
The road through the Luzon highlands.
Philippines 1933?
5654 thumbnail picture
Ox-power transporting equipment to station site.
Philippines 1927
5655 thumbnail picture
Nearly impenetrable trees and vines confronted Coast Surveyors in many areas.
Philippine Islands, Bosque 1908?
5656 thumbnail picture
Going to Bosque - if it wasn't trees and vines, it was head-high sawgrass.
Philippine Islands, Bosque 1908?
5657 thumbnail picture
Riding the rickshaws at Shanghai on the way out to the Philippines. Future Rear Admiral and Mrs. Paul A. Smith
Shanghai, China 1932?
5658 thumbnail picture
A primitive ferry boat in the Southern Philippines.
Philippines 1925
5659 thumbnail picture
A little less primitive ferry boat in the Southern Philippines.
Philippines 1925
5660 thumbnail picture
Plane table survey in the water. Look out for the crocs!!!!
Philippines 1925
5661 thumbnail picture
Sometimes these would catch the humans instead of vice versa. Huge salt-water crocodile on display in Sandakan, Borneo
Sandakan, Borneo 1925
5662 thumbnail picture
An idyllic South Philippines village.
Philippines 1933?
5663 thumbnail picture
Sketch of a Coast Survey camp site.
Philippines 1933?
5664 thumbnail picture
A colorful native boat.
Philippines 1933?
5665 thumbnail picture
A Manabo tribe boy.
Philippines 1923
5666 thumbnail picture
The sultan's palace at Mambaing, Jolo. Before the typhoon
Philippines 1932
5667 thumbnail picture
The sultan's palace at Maimbung, Jolo. After the typhoon
Philippines 1932
5668 thumbnail picture
Rhino hunting in Borneo. Off the MARINDUQUE
Sandakan area, Borneo 1925
5669 thumbnail picture
The church built in 1621 at Morona.
Philippines 1923
5670 thumbnail picture
The infamous Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1924
5671 thumbnail picture
Marching the prisoners at Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1925
5672 thumbnail picture
A small Chinese junk.
Philippines 1925
5673 thumbnail picture
Native children riding water buffalo.
Philippines 1925
5674 thumbnail picture
Native homes at Bojelebung.
Philippine Islands, Bojelebung 1924
5675 thumbnail picture
A grass thatch hut.
Philippines 1913?
5676 thumbnail picture
Taking in the glories of nature. Picnic and swim at a Palawan waterfall
Palawan Island, Philippines 1923
5677 thumbnail picture
An eruption of Mayan Volcano.
Mayan Volcano 1908?
5678 thumbnail picture
A coastal lagoon.
Philippines 1908?
5679 thumbnail picture
Time for a little fun. Climbing a mushroom coral rock. FATHOMER in background offshore
Philippines 1926
5680 thumbnail picture
Carl I. Aslakson Nationalist China Passport.
1944
5681 thumbnail picture
Roswell Bolstad. On the LYDONIA
1928
5682 thumbnail picture
Philip C. Doran. Observing with 10" Bausch theodolite in central Alaska
1924
5683 thumbnail picture
Herbert Grove Dorsey. Inventor of fathometer and first chief of C&GS radiosonic laboratory
5684 thumbnail picture
Roland D. Horne.
Philippines 1923
5685 thumbnail picture
Boatswain John Janke. Casting the lead on the WILDCAT
Alaska 1930?
5686 thumbnail picture
H. Arnold Karo. Director of Coast and Geodetic Survey 1955-1965. Deputy Administrator of ESSA with rank of Vice-Admiral 1965-1966. After retirement as expedition director of OCEANOGRAPHER around the world cruise
1968
5687 thumbnail picture
Ford Kurtz - an aid. At home in a modified boxcar CB and O #25094. Life on a level crew
Nebraska, Crawford 1902
5688 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham. Getting a bite to eat on the way to Station Armada
California 1932
5689 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham on right. Starting out on the pack to Armada
California 1932
5690 thumbnail picture
Herman Odessey. On the right eating breakfast a la carte
Montana 1926
5691 thumbnail picture
Herman Odessey (l) and Walter J. Bilby (r). Triangulation work in Montana. A two-man observing party heading to a station
Montana 1926
5692 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton. Taking a sun sight on the LYDONIA
1929
5693 thumbnail picture
Ralph Pfau (l). Early morning computing of previous night's astronomic observations
Upper Midwest of United States 1930
5694 thumbnail picture
Ernst Stohsner. With blue fox on Amlia Island. Shore camp off of PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
5695 thumbnail picture
Almon M. Vincent. Chief Electronics Technician on the GUIDE. Invented radio sono-buoy
1938
5696 thumbnail picture
Sam White. At Station Portage with party of William M. Scaife. Sam White became one of the top bush pilots in Alaska in the 1940's and 1950's
Alaska Central 1923
5697 thumbnail picture
Sam White. Conducting reconnaissance on the Yukon River. Sam White became one of the top bush pilots in Alaska in the 1940's and 1950's
Alaska, East Central 1926
5698 thumbnail picture
Cartoon by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Alexander served on the Survey for close to 40 years. This was his view of work on island off the coast of Maine.
Maine 1850
5699 thumbnail picture
Cartoon by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Alexander was dreaming of getting rich on railroad stocks.
1850

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