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

4400 thumbnail picture
Using a stereoscope to bring images on adjacent photographs into coincidence.
Washington, D.C. 1921
4401 thumbnail picture
Navy crewman holding K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4402 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4403 thumbnail picture
Opening in bottom of plane for K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4404 thumbnail picture
The start of a mapping flight. Cooperative use of a Navy Air Service float plane for photographic duty
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4405 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
4406 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
4407 thumbnail picture
Comparison of a plane table sheet (on the left) and aerial photography. Cooperative project with Army Air Service
Florida West Coast 1925
4408 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping.
Florida West Coast 1930
4409 thumbnail picture
Army Air Force 3-lens camera.
1930?
4410 thumbnail picture
Aerial photograph from 5-lens camera.
1938
4411 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
4412 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph and composite image of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C 1938
4413 thumbnail picture
Martin B-10-B bomber used to test nine-lens camera. Wright-Patterson Army Air Force Base
Ohio 1938
4414 thumbnail picture
The nine-lens aerial camera.
1938
4415 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph of New York City.
New York City 1938
4416 thumbnail picture
Portion of composite image of New York City.
New York City 1938
4417 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
4418 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY flying boat used for nine-lens camera photography.
1942
4419 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY hitching a tow after landing.
1942
4420 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard pilot Lieutenant Vaughan with salmon berries.
Alaska, Shumagin Islands 1942
4421 thumbnail picture
Edgar Bergin and Ophelia at Sand Point. USO show.
Alaska, Sand Point, Shumagin Islands 1942
4422 thumbnail picture
Yahoo!!!! - hang on for a "slight bank". Taken from cockpit of Coast Guard PBY
Alaska 1942
4423 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Used for aerial photography by C&GS from 1941-1943
1941?
4424 thumbnail picture
Crew of Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Joseph Sosbee standing on left - rest of crew unidentified
Alaska 1942
4425 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
4426 thumbnail picture
Oliver Scott Reading with components of nine-lens camera. Reassembling camera after Mount Moffat crash
Washington, D.C. 1943
4427 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?
4428 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
4429 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?
4430 thumbnail picture
Photographer Byron Hale with a roll of nine lens camera film.
1949?
4431 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?
4432 thumbnail picture
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
4433 thumbnail picture
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
4434 thumbnail picture
Aerial view of Turnagain Arms, Alaska after 1963 Good Friday Earthquake. NOAA photo aircraft often help evaluate disaster damage
Alaska, Anchorage April 1963
4435 thumbnail picture
NOAA photo crews help ground-truth disaster damage at Turnagain Arm. Damage caused by 1963 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Anchorage April 1963
4436 thumbnail picture
Tsunami damage at Kodiak. Fishing boats washed into town
Alaska, Kodiak April 1963
4437 thumbnail picture
NOAA aerial photography of damage caused by Hurricane Camille. Camille was one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever strike the United States
Mississippi, Gulfport August 1969
4438 thumbnail picture
NOAA photo crews help ground-truth disaster damage following Hurricane Camille. 20-foot storm surge left many vessels high and dry
Mississippi, Biloxi August 1969
4439 thumbnail picture
NOAA aerial photography of damage caused by Hurricane Celia. Airport hangar destroyed and aircraft strewn about
Texas, Corpus Christi August 1970
4440 thumbnail picture
The shrimp fleet blown aground. Damage in the wake of Hurricane Celia
Texas, Aransas Pass August 1970
4441 thumbnail picture
Air photo mission and Launch 1255 engaged in Boston Harbor Current Study.
Massachusetts, Boston October 1971
4442 thumbnail picture
BC-8 aerial mapping camera. Used in the 1960's and 1970's
4443 thumbnail picture
Modern aerial photographic equipment mounted in NOAA jet aircraft.
4444 thumbnail picture
NOAA jet outfitted for photogrammetric missions.
4445 thumbnail picture
Portion of photo panel to control aerial photography. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
4446 thumbnail picture
Photo panel installation north of Tuxedni Bay. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
Alaska, Tuxedni Bay area, Cook Inlet 1970
4447 thumbnail picture
Placing photo panel for aerial photography. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
United States, Atlantic Coast 1980?
4448 thumbnail picture
Helicopter view of photo panel in Kalgin Island area. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
Alaska, Prince William Sound 1965
4449 thumbnail picture
Photogrammetrist compiling chart from aerial photographs.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?

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