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

2650 thumbnail picture
Leveling tidal bench marks. Operations of ESSA Ship PATTON.
Alaska, Skagway 1967
2651 thumbnail picture
Leveling tidal bench marks. Operations of ESSA Ship PATTON.
Alaska, Skagway 1967
2652 thumbnail picture
Cruising somewhere in SE Alaska and seeing an unlucky vessel. Operations of ESSA Ship PATTON.
1967
2653 thumbnail picture
Cruising somewhere in SE Alaska and seeing an unlucky vessel. Operations of ESSA Ship PATTON.
1967
2654 thumbnail picture
Commander Bruce Williams reading leadline. Operations of ESSA Ship PATTON.
1967
2655 thumbnail picture
Conducting bottom sampling operations. Operations of ESSA Ship PATTON.
Alaska, Saginaw Bay 1967
2656 thumbnail picture
Conducting bottom sampling operations. Operations of ESSA Ship PATTON.
Alaska, Saginaw Bay 1967
2657 thumbnail picture
Ensign Charlie Molyneaux and Lieutenant Commander Bruce Williams installing a tide gage.
Alaska, Kake 1967
2658 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Ray Schoppe checking a tide gage built on a platform.
Alaska 1925 circa
2659 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Ray Schoppe checking a tide gage built on a platform.
Alaska 1925 circa
2660 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant S. Davis Winship atop an observing tower built of native timber around a tall trimmed tree used as the instrument platform.
Philippine Islands, Mindanao 1918 circa
2661 thumbnail picture
The son of a Manoboe Datu (chief) was S. Davis Winship's personal bodyguard and guide on southern Mindanao island.
Philippine Islands, Mindanao 1918 circa
2662 thumbnail picture
Woman operating "Old Brass Brains", the mechanical tide computer that produced tidal predictions, sunrise and sunset tables, moonrise and phase of the moon tables for thousands of locations around the globe. This was critical to combat operations.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2663 thumbnail picture
"Old Brass Brains", the mechanical tide computer that produced tidal predictions, sunrise and sunset tables, moonrise and phase of the moon tables for thousands of locations around the globe. This was critical to combat operations.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2664 thumbnail picture
Draftsmen hard at work.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2665 thumbnail picture
Woman operating a facsimile? machine.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2666 thumbnail picture
Woman scribing a negative.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2667 thumbnail picture
Women operating projection machine. This machine, that could automatically draw map projections for given latitudes and longitudes, saved thousands of man-hours of drafting time and contributed greatly to the production of maps and charts for Allied Forces during WW II.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2668 thumbnail picture
Preparing plates for printing.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2669 thumbnail picture
Women working in the cutting and folding rooms - the final preparation of maps and charts prior to shipping to users.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2670 thumbnail picture
Women working in the cutting and folding rooms - the final preparation of maps and charts prior to shipping to users.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2671 thumbnail picture
Woman operating 40-inch camera.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2672 thumbnail picture
Database of charts before there were databases.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2673 thumbnail picture
Copper-plate? storage area.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2674 thumbnail picture
Draftsmen and draftswomen working on aeronautical charts.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2675 thumbnail picture
Draftsmen and draftswomen working on aeronautical charts.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2676 thumbnail picture
Draftsmen and draftswomen working on nautical charts.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2677 thumbnail picture
Draftswoman at work.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2678 thumbnail picture
Processing nine-lens camera negatives.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2679 thumbnail picture
Printers' ink storage room.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2680 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic survey storage facility. Each numbered tube contains a registered hydrographic survey.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2681 thumbnail picture
Target area for 50-inch camera. The sheet to photographed would be placed on the white surface.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2682 thumbnail picture
Operating the 40-inch camera.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2683 thumbnail picture
Hydrographic survey storage area. Each tube contains a registered hydrographic survey.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2684 thumbnail picture
Glass negative storage area.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2685 thumbnail picture
Instrument shop with instrument-makers at work.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2686 thumbnail picture
Press gang at work.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2687 thumbnail picture
A view of the workings of "Old Brass Brains", the tide prediction machine. This machine was used until 1960 when replaced by an early computer.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2688 thumbnail picture
The press room - a mechanical engineer's dream.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2689 thumbnail picture
The press room - a mechanical engineer's dream.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2690 thumbnail picture
Press gang at work.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2691 thumbnail picture
Metal working shop of the C&GS.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2692 thumbnail picture
Pride in the work - Pressmen U.S.C.&G.S. placed as logo on shirt of pressman operating a Harris-Seybold guillotine paper cutter.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2693 thumbnail picture
Operating the 50-inch camera.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2694 thumbnail picture
Camera work.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2695 thumbnail picture
Camera work.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2696 thumbnail picture
Inking copper plates.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2697 thumbnail picture
Coast Survey cabinet makers shop.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2698 thumbnail picture
Working with photo plates.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa
2699 thumbnail picture
The 40-inch camera.
Washington, D.C., Department of Commerce Building 1944 circa

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