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

6350 thumbnail picture
A little less primitive ferry boat in the Southern Philippines.
Philippines 1925
6351 thumbnail picture
Plane table survey in the water. Look out for the crocs!!!!
Philippines 1925
6352 thumbnail picture
Sometimes these would catch the humans instead of vice versa. Huge salt-water crocodile on display in Sandakan, Borneo
Sandakan, Borneo 1925
6353 thumbnail picture
An idyllic South Philippines village.
Philippines 1933?
6354 thumbnail picture
Sketch of a Coast Survey camp site.
Philippines 1933?
6355 thumbnail picture
A colorful native boat.
Philippines 1933?
6356 thumbnail picture
A Manabo tribe boy.
Philippines 1923
6357 thumbnail picture
The sultan's palace at Mambaing, Jolo. Before the typhoon
Philippines 1932
6358 thumbnail picture
The sultan's palace at Maimbung, Jolo. After the typhoon
Philippines 1932
6359 thumbnail picture
Rhino hunting in Borneo. Off the MARINDUQUE
Sandakan area, Borneo 1925
6360 thumbnail picture
The church built in 1621 at Morona.
Philippines 1923
6361 thumbnail picture
The infamous Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1924
6362 thumbnail picture
Marching the prisoners at Bilibid Prison. Some Coast Surveyors were incarcerated here by the Japanese in WWII
Luzon Island, Philippines 1925
6363 thumbnail picture
A small Chinese junk.
Philippines 1925
6364 thumbnail picture
Native children riding water buffalo.
Philippines 1925
6365 thumbnail picture
Native homes at Bojelebung.
Philippine Islands, Bojelebung 1924
6366 thumbnail picture
A grass thatch hut.
Philippines 1913?
6367 thumbnail picture
Taking in the glories of nature. Picnic and swim at a Palawan waterfall
Palawan Island, Philippines 1923
6368 thumbnail picture
An eruption of Mayan Volcano.
Mayan Volcano 1908?
6369 thumbnail picture
A coastal lagoon.
Philippines 1908?
6370 thumbnail picture
Time for a little fun. Climbing a mushroom coral rock. FATHOMER in background offshore
Philippines 1926
6371 thumbnail picture
Carl I. Aslakson Nationalist China Passport.
1944
6372 thumbnail picture
Roswell Bolstad. On the LYDONIA
1928
6373 thumbnail picture
Philip C. Doran. Observing with 10" Bausch theodolite in central Alaska
1924
6374 thumbnail picture
Herbert Grove Dorsey. Inventor of fathometer and first chief of C&GS radiosonic laboratory
6375 thumbnail picture
Roland D. Horne.
Philippines 1923
6376 thumbnail picture
Boatswain John Janke. Casting the lead on the WILDCAT
Alaska 1930?
6377 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
6378 thumbnail picture
Ford Kurtz - an aid. At home in a modified boxcar CB and O #25094. Life on a level crew
Nebraska, Crawford 1902
6379 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham. Getting a bite to eat on the way to Station Armada
California 1932
6380 thumbnail picture
Ector B. Latham on right. Starting out on the pack to Armada
California 1932
6381 thumbnail picture
Herman Odessey. On the right eating breakfast a la carte
Montana 1926
6382 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
6383 thumbnail picture
Hubert Paton. Taking a sun sight on the LYDONIA
1929
6384 thumbnail picture
Ralph Pfau (l). Early morning computing of previous night's astronomic observations
Upper Midwest of United States 1930
6385 thumbnail picture
Ernst Stohsner. With blue fox on Amlia Island. Shore camp off of PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
6386 thumbnail picture
Almon M. Vincent. Chief Electronics Technician on the GUIDE. Invented radio sono-buoy
1938
6387 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
6388 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
6389 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
6390 thumbnail picture
Cartoon by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Alexander was dreaming of getting rich on railroad stocks.
1850
6391 thumbnail picture
Sometimes things just catch the eye of the coast surveyor.
South Carolina, Charleston 1973
6392 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
6393 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
6394 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
6395 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
6396 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
6397 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of plane table rodman beset by mosquitos and black flies.
1939 Circa
6398 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of office cartographer attempting to reconstruct survey in office from field records.
1946
6399 thumbnail picture
Clarence E. Pete" Petersen cartoon of field surveyors climbing to station.
1939 Circa

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