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

4050 thumbnail picture
Sounding pole with walk hydro outfit. Hydrographic party of Kathryn Andreen
Florida, Indian River 1980?
4051 thumbnail picture
Measuring three-point sextant fix during launch hydrography.
4052 thumbnail picture
Measuring three-point sextant fix during launch hydrography. Launch off of LESTER JONES
Alaska, Glacier Bay 1964
4053 thumbnail picture
The end of a hard day of launch hydrography. Launch off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Cook Inlet area 1970
4054 thumbnail picture
Taking horizontal sextant angles from ship's mast. Photograph from 1931 Hydrographic Manual
4055 thumbnail picture
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BLAKE. In service 1874-1905. Atlantic service. Classic Gulf Stream studies, many instrument innovationsTopographic Survey. Pioneered deepsea anchoring
Caribbean Sea, Windward Passage 1885?
4056 thumbnail picture
Tanner Sounding Machine. Designed by Zera Luther Tanner, first captain of the ALBATROSS I
4057 thumbnail picture
Leadline sounding operations. Wind that sucker up and let her fly
4058 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Roswell Bolstad measuring a horizontal angle. On LYDONIA
United States East Coast 1928
4059 thumbnail picture
Life imitating art in the Indian Ocean - celestial navigation. Very similar to Winslow Homer print of navigators on Georges Bank. Navigating on the PIONEER
Indian Ocean 1964
4060 thumbnail picture
Winslow Homer sketch of navigators on the Grand Banks.
4061 thumbnail picture
C&GS Building at 119 D. Street NE. Figure 5, page 6 of the History of Flight and Photogrammetry
Washington, D.C. Ca. 1920
4062 thumbnail picture
C&GS Ship HYDROGRAPHER as seen from photogrammetric aircraft. First photo mission for C&GS was an attempt to determined depths in clear water . Project in Florida Keys - ship was used as fixed reference program. Cooperative project with Aeroplane Service of the Navy
Florida Keys, Satan Shoal 1919
4063 thumbnail picture
The key chart showing flight lines and photo locations. Mapping of Mississippi Delta and Passes
Louisiana, Mississippi Delta 1920
4064 thumbnail picture
Section of mosaic of photos along Atlantic shore. Cooperative project with Army Air Service. C. G. Quillian was C&GS officer in charge of running project
New Jersey, Atlantic City area 1919
4065 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera.
1920
4066 thumbnail picture
Geometry of aerial photography.
4067 thumbnail picture
Making a pantograph reduction of New Jersey shore photographs. Changing scales and transferring points from photos to map sheet
Washington, D.C. 1921
4068 thumbnail picture
Using a stereoscope to bring images on adjacent photographs into coincidence.
Washington, D.C. 1921
4069 thumbnail picture
Navy crewman holding K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4070 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4071 thumbnail picture
Opening in bottom of plane for K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4072 thumbnail picture
The start of a mapping flight. Cooperative use of a Navy Air Service float plane for photographic duty
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4073 thumbnail picture
Waiting for a tow at the end of the flight. Cooperative use of a Navy Air Service float plane for photographic duty
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4074 thumbnail picture
Dry-docking of float plane after return to base. Cooperative use of a Navy Air Service float plane for photographic duty
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4075 thumbnail picture
Comparison of a plane table sheet (on the left) and aerial photography. Cooperative project with Army Air Service
Florida West Coast 1925
4076 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping.
Florida West Coast 1930
4077 thumbnail picture
Army Air Force 3-lens camera.
1930?
4078 thumbnail picture
Aerial photograph from 5-lens camera.
1938
4079 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens camera fully assembled. This camera was designed by Oliver Scott Reading in the early 1930's. It was the state-of-the-art aerial camera for many years
1938
4080 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph and composite image of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C 1938
4081 thumbnail picture
Martin B-10-B bomber used to test nine-lens camera. Wright-Patterson Army Air Force Base
Ohio 1938
4082 thumbnail picture
The nine-lens aerial camera.
1938
4083 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph of New York City.
New York City 1938
4084 thumbnail picture
Portion of composite image of New York City.
New York City 1938
4085 thumbnail picture
Martin B-10-B bomber used to test nine-lens camera. Second photo shows transportation unit for bringing camera to aircraft
Ohio 1938
4086 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY flying boat used for nine-lens camera photography.
1942
4087 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY hitching a tow after landing.
1942
4088 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard pilot Lieutenant Vaughan with salmon berries.
Alaska, Shumagin Islands 1942
4089 thumbnail picture
Edgar Bergin and Ophelia at Sand Point. USO show.
Alaska, Sand Point, Shumagin Islands 1942
4090 thumbnail picture
Yahoo!!!! - hang on for a "slight bank". Taken from cockpit of Coast Guard PBY
Alaska 1942
4091 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Used for aerial photography by C&GS from 1941-1943
1941?
4092 thumbnail picture
Crew of Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Joseph Sosbee standing on left - rest of crew unidentified
Alaska 1942
4093 thumbnail picture
Remains of Coast Guard PBY (08055) V-189. This aircraft crashed on Mount Moffat, Adak, on July 18, 1943. Two C&GS personnel killed in this crash
Alaska, Mount Moffat, Adak, Aleutian Islands
4094 thumbnail picture
Oliver Scott Reading with components of nine-lens camera. Reassembling camera after Mount Moffat crash
Washington, D.C. 1943
4095 thumbnail picture
B-17 used for aerial photography following WWII. This was the last operational B-17- dubbed "Old Rotten Wings" by aircraft crew. Flown by Coast Guard crew with C&GS navigator and cameraman
Alaska, Adak Island, Aleutian Islands 1949?
4096 thumbnail picture
B-17 used for aerial photography. This was the last operational B-17- dubbed "Old Rotten Wings" by aircraft crew. Flown by Coast Guard crew with C&GS navigator and cameraman
Alaska, Nome 1948
4097 thumbnail picture
Photographer Byron Hale dressed in flight gear. Oxygen mask in use as operating at 24,000 feet. Temperatures commonly approached -30 Celsius in camera compartment
Alaska 1949?
4098 thumbnail picture
Photographer Byron Hale with a roll of nine lens camera film.
1949?
4099 thumbnail picture
The cratered face of Semispochnoi, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Semispochnoi just west of Longitude 180. In Russian Semispochnoi means "The Island of Seven Volcanoes"
Alaska, Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 1949?

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