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

5750 thumbnail picture
The road through the Luzon highlands.
Philippines 1933?
5751 thumbnail picture
Ox-power transporting equipment to station site.
Philippines 1927
5752 thumbnail picture
Nearly impenetrable trees and vines confronted Coast Surveyors in many areas.
Philippine Islands, Bosque 1908?
5753 thumbnail picture
Going to Bosque - if it wasn't trees and vines, it was head-high sawgrass.
Philippine Islands, Bosque 1908?
5754 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?
5755 thumbnail picture
A primitive ferry boat in the Southern Philippines.
Philippines 1925
5756 thumbnail picture
A little less primitive ferry boat in the Southern Philippines.
Philippines 1925
5757 thumbnail picture
Plane table survey in the water. Look out for the crocs!!!!
Philippines 1925
5758 thumbnail picture
Sometimes these would catch the humans instead of vice versa. Huge salt-water crocodile on display in Sandakan, Borneo
Sandakan, Borneo 1925
5759 thumbnail picture
An idyllic South Philippines village.
Philippines 1933?
5760 thumbnail picture
Sketch of a Coast Survey camp site.
Philippines 1933?
5761 thumbnail picture
A colorful native boat.
Philippines 1933?
5762 thumbnail picture
A Manabo tribe boy.
Philippines 1923
5763 thumbnail picture
The sultan's palace at Mambaing, Jolo. Before the typhoon
Philippines 1932
5764 thumbnail picture
The sultan's palace at Maimbung, Jolo. After the typhoon
Philippines 1932
5765 thumbnail picture
Rhino hunting in Borneo. Off the MARINDUQUE
Sandakan area, Borneo 1925
5766 thumbnail picture
The church built in 1621 at Morona.
Philippines 1923
5767 thumbnail picture
The infamous Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1924
5768 thumbnail picture
Marching the prisoners at Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1925
5769 thumbnail picture
A small Chinese junk.
Philippines 1925
5770 thumbnail picture
Native children riding water buffalo.
Philippines 1925
5771 thumbnail picture
Native homes at Bojelebung.
Philippine Islands, Bojelebung 1924
5772 thumbnail picture
A grass thatch hut.
Philippines 1913?
5773 thumbnail picture
Taking in the glories of nature. Picnic and swim at a Palawan waterfall
Palawan Island, Philippines 1923
5774 thumbnail picture
An eruption of Mayan Volcano.
Mayan Volcano 1908?
5775 thumbnail picture
A coastal lagoon.
Philippines 1908?
5776 thumbnail picture
Time for a little fun. Climbing a mushroom coral rock. FATHOMER in background offshore
Philippines 1926
5777 thumbnail picture
Carl I. Aslakson Nationalist China Passport.
1944
5778 thumbnail picture
Roswell Bolstad. On the LYDONIA
1928
5779 thumbnail picture
Philip C. Doran. Observing with 10" Bausch theodolite in central Alaska
1924
5780 thumbnail picture
Herbert Grove Dorsey. Inventor of fathometer and first chief of C&GS radiosonic laboratory
5781 thumbnail picture
Roland D. Horne.
Philippines 1923
5782 thumbnail picture
Boatswain John Janke. Casting the lead on the WILDCAT
Alaska 1930?
5783 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
5784 thumbnail picture
Ford Kurtz - an aid. At home in a modified boxcar CB and O #25094. Life on a level crew
Nebraska, Crawford 1902
5785 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham. Getting a bite to eat on the way to Station Armada
California 1932
5786 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham on right. Starting out on the pack to Armada
California 1932
5787 thumbnail picture
Herman Odessey. On the right eating breakfast a la carte
Montana 1926
5788 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
5789 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton. Taking a sun sight on the LYDONIA
1929
5790 thumbnail picture
Ralph Pfau (l). Early morning computing of previous night's astronomic observations
Upper Midwest of United States 1930
5791 thumbnail picture
Ernst Stohsner. With blue fox on Amlia Island. Shore camp off of PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
5792 thumbnail picture
Almon M. Vincent. Chief Electronics Technician on the GUIDE. Invented radio sono-buoy
1938
5793 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
5794 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
5795 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
5796 thumbnail picture
Cartoon by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Alexander was dreaming of getting rich on railroad stocks.
1850
5797 thumbnail picture
Sometimes things just catch the eye of the coast surveyor.
South Carolina, Charleston 1973
5798 thumbnail picture
Bad news for Pollywogs - an Equator crossing is imminent. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
5799 thumbnail picture
Hosing down an unworthy Pollywog. Lieutenant Ray Moses catches the wrath of the almighty Shellbacks. Crossing the Equator on the PIONEER
Western Pacific Ocean 1964

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