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

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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
4551 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph and composite image of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C 1938
4552 thumbnail picture
Martin B-10-B bomber used to test nine-lens camera. Wright-Patterson Army Air Force Base
Ohio 1938
4553 thumbnail picture
The nine-lens aerial camera.
1938
4554 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph of New York City.
New York City 1938
4555 thumbnail picture
Portion of composite image of New York City.
New York City 1938
4556 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
4557 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY flying boat used for nine-lens camera photography.
1942
4558 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY hitching a tow after landing.
1942
4559 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard pilot Lieutenant Vaughan with salmon berries.
Alaska, Shumagin Islands 1942
4560 thumbnail picture
Edgar Bergin and Ophelia at Sand Point. USO show.
Alaska, Sand Point, Shumagin Islands 1942
4561 thumbnail picture
Yahoo!!!! - hang on for a "slight bank". Taken from cockpit of Coast Guard PBY
Alaska 1942
4562 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Used for aerial photography by C&GS from 1941-1943
1941?
4563 thumbnail picture
Crew of Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Joseph Sosbee standing on left - rest of crew unidentified
Alaska 1942
4564 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
4565 thumbnail picture
Oliver Scott Reading with components of nine-lens camera. Reassembling camera after Mount Moffat crash
Washington, D.C. 1943
4566 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?
4567 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
4568 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?
4569 thumbnail picture
Photographer Byron Hale with a roll of nine lens camera film.
1949?
4570 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?
4571 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
4572 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
4573 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
4574 thumbnail picture
NOAA photo crews help ground-truth disaster damage at Turnagain Arm. Damage caused by 1963 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Anchorage April 1963
4575 thumbnail picture
Tsunami damage at Kodiak. Fishing boats washed into town
Alaska, Kodiak April 1963
4576 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
4577 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
4578 thumbnail picture
NOAA aerial photography of damage caused by Hurricane Celia. Airport hangar destroyed and aircraft strewn about
Texas, Corpus Christi August 1970
4579 thumbnail picture
The shrimp fleet blown aground. Damage in the wake of Hurricane Celia
Texas, Aransas Pass August 1970
4580 thumbnail picture
Air photo mission and Launch 1255 engaged in Boston Harbor Current Study.
Massachusetts, Boston October 1971
4581 thumbnail picture
BC-8 aerial mapping camera. Used in the 1960's and 1970's
4582 thumbnail picture
Modern aerial photographic equipment mounted in NOAA jet aircraft.
4583 thumbnail picture
NOAA jet outfitted for photogrammetric missions.
4584 thumbnail picture
Portion of photo panel to control aerial photography. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
4585 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
4586 thumbnail picture
Placing photo panel for aerial photography. These panels served to locate control points in aerial photographs
United States, Atlantic Coast 1980?
4587 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
4588 thumbnail picture
Photogrammetrist compiling chart from aerial photographs.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
4589 thumbnail picture
Photogrammetric compilation equipment.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
4590 thumbnail picture
Rectifying camera used to make one negative from composite nine-lens photographs .
Washington, D.C.
4591 thumbnail picture
Zeiss stereoplanigraph Model C-50. A first order bridging and compilation instrument.
Washington, D.C. 1955
4592 thumbnail picture
Photogrammetry - chart compilation office.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
4593 thumbnail picture
Photogrammetry - chart compilation office.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
4594 thumbnail picture
Photogrammetry - field data verification office.
Virginia, Norfolk 1980?
4595 thumbnail picture
Aerial photograph of Lake Union, Seattle. NOAA ship base in lower center of photograph.
Washington, Seattle
4596 thumbnail picture
T-Sheet with editorial comments constructed from aerial photography. Field work in vicinity of NOAA Seattle ship base on Lake Union.
Washington, Seattle
4597 thumbnail picture
Field checking aerial photographs. Identifying rocks, looking for man-made changes since photography, etc.
4598 thumbnail picture
View from sea of Santa Barbara and mountains to north. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-289.
4599 thumbnail picture
View of Point Conception looking to southeast. Sketch by William B. McMurtrie accompanying Survey H-289.

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