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

4450 thumbnail picture
Ed Brown's astro outfit. Astro party of E. J. Brown
Station Schmidt, Texas 1924
4451 thumbnail picture
World longitude network setup at Manila. Note radio gear to receive time ticks. Chronograph is drum-like instrument to right
Manila, Philippines 1926
4452 thumbnail picture
Bamberg transit set up at Station NIU Hawaii. Astro party of E. J. Brown
4453 thumbnail picture
Bamberg transit set up. Astro party of E. J. Brown. Part of World Longitude Campaign
1926?
4454 thumbnail picture
Short wave radio recorder. Astro party of E. J. Brown. Part of World Longitude Campaign
Oahu, Hawaii 1926
4455 thumbnail picture
E. J. Brown using Davidson meridian telescope. Astro party of E. J. Brown. Part of World Longitude Campaign
Oahu, Hawaii 1926
4456 thumbnail picture
E. J. Brown at astro setup checking chronograph. Astro party of E. J. Brown
4457 thumbnail picture
Early morning computing - verifying last night's work. Astro party of Ralph Pfau
Northeast United States 1930
4458 thumbnail picture
Station NIU during reobservation of World Longitude stations. Looking for evidence of continental drift. Instruments too crude to measure small earth movements. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Station NIU, Oahu, Hawaii 1934
4459 thumbnail picture
Joseph Lushene operating long-wave radio receiver. Attempting to receive time ticks. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Station NIU, Oahu, Hawaii 1934
4460 thumbnail picture
Bamberg transit and equipment. Astro party of Charles Whitten
Western United States 1935
4461 thumbnail picture
Chronograph drum without paper. Used to record time ticks during longitude observations. Astro party of Charles Whitten
Western United States 1935
4462 thumbnail picture
Bamberg transit set up on Guatemala - El Salvador border. Border determined by C&GS. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
4463 thumbnail picture
At astro station on Honduras - Guatemala border. L. to R. - Honduras commissioner, Joseph Lushene, recorder. Recorder later died of malaria. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
4464 thumbnail picture
Station Eskimo on Honduras - Guatemala border. Border determination a combination of astro and triangulation work. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
4465 thumbnail picture
Guards accompanying Guatemala - Honduras boundary surveyors. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
4466 thumbnail picture
Transportation by mules. Guatemala-Honduras boundary survey. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
4467 thumbnail picture
Transportation by mules. Guatemala-Honduras boundary survey. Astro party of Joseph Lushene
Central America 1935
4468 thumbnail picture
Composite photo of many aspects of astro work. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
4469 thumbnail picture
Ralph Woodworth at Bamberg broken telescope instrument. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
4470 thumbnail picture
Installation at Station Observatorio. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
4471 thumbnail picture
Installation at Station El Sitio. El Salvador - Guatemala boundary survey. Astro party of Ralph W. Woodworth
Central America 1938
4472 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Eugene Taylor observing with Bamberg instrument. Astro party of Lieutenant Eugene Taylor
Late 1956
4473 thumbnail picture
Vernon Burns setting up Wild T-4. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
Tehachapi Mountains, California 1972
4474 thumbnail picture
Astro setup in Mojave Desert. Richard Cohen preparing to record in truck. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4475 thumbnail picture
Vernon Burns preparing Wild T-4 for observations. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4476 thumbnail picture
Richard Maxey setting up Wild T-4. Astro party of Robert A. Pryce
Iowa 1971
4477 thumbnail picture
Vernon Burns at twilight - determining initial azimuth. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
California, Mojave Desert 1972
4478 thumbnail picture
A. E. Theberge discussing Wild T-4 with Afghani student. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
Nebraska Sand Hills 1973
4479 thumbnail picture
A. E. Theberge discussing Wild T-4 with Afghani student. Astro party of Lt.(j.g.) Albert Theberge
Nebraska Sand Hills 1973
4480 thumbnail picture
Latitude observatory at Ukiah, California. International program to determine variation of latitude
Ukiah, California 1930?
4481 thumbnail picture
Use of Navy Transit satellite receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously. Multiple passes over several hours to get good position
1980?
4482 thumbnail picture
Texas Instruments TI4100 GPS receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously
1984?
4483 thumbnail picture
Use of Texas Instruments TI4100 GPS receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously
Alaska 1984
4484 thumbnail picture
Use of Navy Transit satellite receiver. Determining latitude and longitude simultaneously
Goldstone Lake, California 1980?
4485 thumbnail picture
Jasper Bilby with light reconnaissance buggy. Recon work on the 98th Meridian
Minnesota 1903
4486 thumbnail picture
500 lb. stone being lowered for Brown Valley Base. 98th Meridian survey. Jasper Bilby on right
South Dakota 1903
4487 thumbnail picture
Marking complete for Station Stephen East Base. 98th Meridian survey
Minnesota 1903
4488 thumbnail picture
Setting mark on Station Twin. Triangulation party of William M. Scaife
Southeast Alaska 1929
4489 thumbnail picture
Setting mark near White Pass
Southeast Alaska 1936
4490 thumbnail picture
Driving mark into the muskeg. Crew from PIONEER
Alaska, Amlia Island, Aleutian Islands 1941
4491 thumbnail picture
Deep driven rods for bench marks. Crew from PATHFINDER
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1969
4492 thumbnail picture
Digging a hole for a bench mark
Southeast United States
4493 thumbnail picture
Using gas drill to drill hole for bench mark
Southeast Alaska
4494 thumbnail picture
Mixing cement to set bench mark
Southeast Alaska
4495 thumbnail picture
Mark after being set in ground
Southeast Alaska
4496 thumbnail picture
Different types of bench marks
4497 thumbnail picture
Original Station Winton North Base. Mark displaced by steam shovel. Triangulation party of E. O. Heaton
Rochester, New York 1925
4498 thumbnail picture
Station Yolo SE Base. Triangulation party of Frank G. Johnson
Sacramento Valley, California 1939
4499 thumbnail picture
Northwest Coast Indians deep-sixing bottle used as survey mark. Bottle set by party of George Davidson in 1852. Smallpox came after surveyors left. Indians felt bottle had evil spirits, dug up, and threw away
Washington, Cape Flattery 1853

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