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

6000 thumbnail picture
Rhino hunting in Borneo. Off the MARINDUQUE
Sandakan area, Borneo 1925
6001 thumbnail picture
The church built in 1621 at Morona.
Philippines 1923
6002 thumbnail picture
The infamous Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1924
6003 thumbnail picture
Marching the prisoners at Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1925
6004 thumbnail picture
A small Chinese junk.
Philippines 1925
6005 thumbnail picture
Native children riding water buffalo.
Philippines 1925
6006 thumbnail picture
Native homes at Bojelebung.
Philippine Islands, Bojelebung 1924
6007 thumbnail picture
A grass thatch hut.
Philippines 1913?
6008 thumbnail picture
Taking in the glories of nature. Picnic and swim at a Palawan waterfall
Palawan Island, Philippines 1923
6009 thumbnail picture
An eruption of Mayan Volcano.
Mayan Volcano 1908?
6010 thumbnail picture
A coastal lagoon.
Philippines 1908?
6011 thumbnail picture
Time for a little fun. Climbing a mushroom coral rock. FATHOMER in background offshore
Philippines 1926
6012 thumbnail picture
Carl I. Aslakson Nationalist China Passport.
1944
6013 thumbnail picture
Roswell Bolstad. On the LYDONIA
1928
6014 thumbnail picture
Philip C. Doran. Observing with 10" Bausch theodolite in central Alaska
1924
6015 thumbnail picture
Herbert Grove Dorsey. Inventor of fathometer and first chief of C&GS radiosonic laboratory
6016 thumbnail picture
Roland D. Horne.
Philippines 1923
6017 thumbnail picture
Boatswain John Janke. Casting the lead on the WILDCAT
Alaska 1930?
6018 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
6019 thumbnail picture
Ford Kurtz - an aid. At home in a modified boxcar CB and O #25094. Life on a level crew
Nebraska, Crawford 1902
6020 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham. Getting a bite to eat on the way to Station Armada
California 1932
6021 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham on right. Starting out on the pack to Armada
California 1932
6022 thumbnail picture
Herman Odessey. On the right eating breakfast a la carte
Montana 1926
6023 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
6024 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton. Taking a sun sight on the LYDONIA
1929
6025 thumbnail picture
Ralph Pfau (l). Early morning computing of previous night's astronomic observations
Upper Midwest of United States 1930
6026 thumbnail picture
Ernst Stohsner. With blue fox on Amlia Island. Shore camp off of PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
6027 thumbnail picture
Almon M. Vincent. Chief Electronics Technician on the GUIDE. Invented radio sono-buoy
1938
6028 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
6029 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
6030 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
6031 thumbnail picture
Cartoon by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Alexander was dreaming of getting rich on railroad stocks.
1850
6032 thumbnail picture
Sometimes things just catch the eye of the coast surveyor.
South Carolina, Charleston 1973
6033 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
6034 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
6035 thumbnail picture
Pollywog taking a bath. Yum! Yum! A bath and lunch at the same. Nothing better than fermented garbage. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
6036 thumbnail picture
King Neptune making sure that a Pollywog attains the proper aroma. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
6037 thumbnail picture
A trip to the royal barber - all Pollywogs must profess a love of Shellbacks. A 1985 crossing of the line on the MALCOLM BALDRIGE
Somewhere crossing the equator 1985
6038 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of plane table rodman beset by mosquitos and black flies.
1939 Circa
6039 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of office cartographer attempting to reconstruct survey in office from field records.
1946
6040 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of field surveyors climbing to station.
1939 Circa
6041 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed to paint the mast as opposed to produce totem pole.
1943
6042 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Tlingit Indian crewman being informed on how to camouflage WWII era survey ship in Alaska.
1943
6043 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors noting they had forgotten instrument for observing after climbing difficult peak.
6044 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of the life-style of a Coast Survey lightkeeper.
6045 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about bear
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
6046 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Survey rodman concerned about glacier
Alaska, Taku Inlet 1938
6047 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave
6048 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of sailor on shore leave with advice being dispensed by an old salt.
1936
6049 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of Coast Surveyors dream after a season in a remote area of Alaska.

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