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

4500 thumbnail picture
A bad section of road. Ford 1 and 1/2 ton truck. Level party of Charles Pierce
Washington 1931
4501 thumbnail picture
An "unreliable crossing". Level party of Ernst Stohsner
1934
4502 thumbnail picture
"Typical road conditions". Truck traversing flooded road. Triangulation party of Ken Crosby
Florida 1935
4503 thumbnail picture
Steel truck wreck at San Sabo. Triangulation party of Carl Aslakson
Texas, San Sabo February 2, 1935
4504 thumbnail picture
"Just one of those things". Steel truck on collapsed bridge. 26 miles from any habitation
Kentucky, Cadiz area 1935?
4505 thumbnail picture
"Another one of those things". Freshet - 10' wall of water washes truck down creek bed
Kentucky, Cadiz area 1935?
4506 thumbnail picture
Freshet - 10' wall of water washes truck down creek bed.
Kentucky, Cadiz area 1935?
4507 thumbnail picture
Enroute to Nebraska. Triangulation party of Carl Aslakson
November 27, 1934
4508 thumbnail picture
Seriously stuck in the sand. Triangulation party of Percy L. Bernstein
Texas, Padre Island 1939
4509 thumbnail picture
Amphibious truck. Triangulation party of Percy L. Bernstein
Texas, Padre Island 1939
4510 thumbnail picture
Trying not to get stuck. Old lake bed of Great Salt Lake. Triangulation party of Jack Sammons
Utah, Great Salt Lake 1940
4511 thumbnail picture
Fording the Danjek River. Sedan delivery truck 5025. Triangulation party of John Bowie
Alaska-Yukon border area, Alcan Highway 1943
4512 thumbnail picture
Crossing Amargosa River after spring rains. Level crew of Paul Taylor.
California, Amargosa River, Death Valley area 1943
4513 thumbnail picture
A dry lake bed flooded by late spring rains. Level crew of Paul Taylor.
California, Death Valley area 1943
4514 thumbnail picture
En route to Cape Nome. Triangulation party of A. Newton Stewart.
Alaska, Hastings Creek, West of Nome 1944
4515 thumbnail picture
Moving headquarters in the snow. Level crew of Ira Rubottom.
Oregon-Washington area, Columbia River Basin 1945
4516 thumbnail picture
Sounding boat off of NATOMA.
Washington, Puget Sound area 1927
4517 thumbnail picture
Skiff outfitted for hydrography. Party off of HYDROGRAPHER.
Eastern Gulf of Mexico 1925
4518 thumbnail picture
Leadline survey from catamaran hull.
Alaska
4519 thumbnail picture
Using sounding pole to measure depth in shallow water. Combined operations party of B. H. Rigg
Florida, Indian Key 1930
4520 thumbnail picture
Using sounding pole to measure depths. Combined operations party of William D. Patterson
Louisiana, Terrebonne or Timbalier Bay 1934
4521 thumbnail picture
Sounding pole with walk hydro outfit. Hydrographic party of Kathryn Andreen
Florida, Indian River 1980?
4522 thumbnail picture
Measuring three-point sextant fix during launch hydrography.
4523 thumbnail picture
Measuring three-point sextant fix during launch hydrography. Launch off of LESTER JONES
Alaska, Glacier Bay 1964
4524 thumbnail picture
The end of a hard day of launch hydrography. Launch off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Cook Inlet area 1970
4525 thumbnail picture
Taking horizontal sextant angles from ship's mast. Photograph from 1931 Hydrographic Manual
4526 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?
4527 thumbnail picture
Tanner Sounding Machine. Designed by Zera Luther Tanner, first captain of the ALBATROSS I
4528 thumbnail picture
Leadline sounding operations. Wind that sucker up and let her fly
4529 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Roswell Bolstad measuring a horizontal angle. On LYDONIA
United States East Coast 1928
4530 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
4531 thumbnail picture
Winslow Homer sketch of navigators on the Grand Banks.
4532 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
4533 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
4534 thumbnail picture
The key chart showing flight lines and photo locations. Mapping of Mississippi Delta and Passes
Louisiana, Mississippi Delta 1920
4535 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
4536 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera.
1920
4537 thumbnail picture
Geometry of aerial photography.
4538 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
4539 thumbnail picture
Using a stereoscope to bring images on adjacent photographs into coincidence.
Washington, D.C. 1921
4540 thumbnail picture
Navy crewman holding K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4541 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4542 thumbnail picture
Opening in bottom of plane for K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4543 thumbnail picture
The start of a mapping flight. Cooperative use of a Navy Air Service float plane for photographic duty
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4544 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
4545 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
4546 thumbnail picture
Comparison of a plane table sheet (on the left) and aerial photography. Cooperative project with Army Air Service
Florida West Coast 1925
4547 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping.
Florida West Coast 1930
4548 thumbnail picture
Army Air Force 3-lens camera.
1930?
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Aerial photograph from 5-lens camera.
1938

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