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

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The end of a hard day of launch hydrography. Launch off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Cook Inlet area 1970
4151 thumbnail picture
Taking horizontal sextant angles from ship's mast. Photograph from 1931 Hydrographic Manual
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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?
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Tanner Sounding Machine. Designed by Zera Luther Tanner, first captain of the ALBATROSS I
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Leadline sounding operations. Wind that sucker up and let her fly
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Lieutenant Roswell Bolstad measuring a horizontal angle. On LYDONIA
United States East Coast 1928
4156 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
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Winslow Homer sketch of navigators on the Grand Banks.
4158 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
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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
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The key chart showing flight lines and photo locations. Mapping of Mississippi Delta and Passes
Louisiana, Mississippi Delta 1920
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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
4162 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera.
1920
4163 thumbnail picture
Geometry of aerial photography.
4164 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
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Using a stereoscope to bring images on adjacent photographs into coincidence.
Washington, D.C. 1921
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Navy crewman holding K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4167 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
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Opening in bottom of plane for K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
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The start of a mapping flight. Cooperative use of a Navy Air Service float plane for photographic duty
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4170 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
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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
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Comparison of a plane table sheet (on the left) and aerial photography. Cooperative project with Army Air Service
Florida West Coast 1925
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Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping.
Florida West Coast 1930
4174 thumbnail picture
Army Air Force 3-lens camera.
1930?
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Aerial photograph from 5-lens camera.
1938
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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
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Nine-lens photograph and composite image of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C 1938
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Martin B-10-B bomber used to test nine-lens camera. Wright-Patterson Army Air Force Base
Ohio 1938
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The nine-lens aerial camera.
1938
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Nine-lens photograph of New York City.
New York City 1938
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Portion of composite image of New York City.
New York City 1938
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Martin B-10-B bomber used to test nine-lens camera. Second photo shows transportation unit for bringing camera to aircraft
Ohio 1938
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Coast Guard PBY flying boat used for nine-lens camera photography.
1942
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Coast Guard PBY hitching a tow after landing.
1942
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Coast Guard pilot Lieutenant Vaughan with salmon berries.
Alaska, Shumagin Islands 1942
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Edgar Bergin and Ophelia at Sand Point. USO show.
Alaska, Sand Point, Shumagin Islands 1942
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Yahoo!!!! - hang on for a "slight bank". Taken from cockpit of Coast Guard PBY
Alaska 1942
4188 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Used for aerial photography by C&GS from 1941-1943
1941?
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Crew of Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Joseph Sosbee standing on left - rest of crew unidentified
Alaska 1942
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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
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Oliver Scott Reading with components of nine-lens camera. Reassembling camera after Mount Moffat crash
Washington, D.C. 1943
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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?
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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
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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?
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Photographer Byron Hale with a roll of nine lens camera film.
1949?
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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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One of the hazards of heavy aircraft on remote airstrips. The B-17 was a little too heavy for this airstrip
Montana, Missoula June 9, 1951
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One of the hazards of heavy aircraft on remote airstrips. The B-17 was a little too heavy for this airstrip
Montana, Missoula June 9, 1951
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Aerial view of Turnagain Arms, Alaska after 1963 Good Friday Earthquake. NOAA photo aircraft often help evaluate disaster damage
Alaska, Anchorage April 1963

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