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

4750 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
4751 thumbnail picture
Winslow Homer sketch of navigators on the Grand Banks.
4752 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
4753 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
4754 thumbnail picture
The key chart showing flight lines and photo locations. Mapping of Mississippi Delta and Passes
Louisiana, Mississippi Delta 1920
4755 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
4756 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera.
1920
4757 thumbnail picture
Geometry of aerial photography.
4758 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
4759 thumbnail picture
Using a stereoscope to bring images on adjacent photographs into coincidence.
Washington, D.C. 1921
4760 thumbnail picture
Navy crewman holding K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4761 thumbnail picture
K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4762 thumbnail picture
Opening in bottom of plane for K-1 camera. Used on Mississippi Delta mapping project
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4763 thumbnail picture
The start of a mapping flight. Cooperative use of a Navy Air Service float plane for photographic duty
Louisiana, Mississippi River 1921
4764 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
4765 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
4766 thumbnail picture
Comparison of a plane table sheet (on the left) and aerial photography. Cooperative project with Army Air Service
Florida West Coast 1925
4767 thumbnail picture
Aerial photography vs. plane table mapping.
Florida West Coast 1930
4768 thumbnail picture
Army Air Force 3-lens camera.
1930?
4769 thumbnail picture
Aerial photograph from 5-lens camera.
1938
4770 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
4771 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph and composite image of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C 1938
4772 thumbnail picture
Martin B-10-B bomber used to test nine-lens camera. Wright-Patterson Army Air Force Base
Ohio 1938
4773 thumbnail picture
The nine-lens aerial camera.
1938
4774 thumbnail picture
Nine-lens photograph of New York City.
New York City 1938
4775 thumbnail picture
Portion of composite image of New York City.
New York City 1938
4776 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
4777 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY flying boat used for nine-lens camera photography.
1942
4778 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY hitching a tow after landing.
1942
4779 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard pilot Lieutenant Vaughan with salmon berries.
Alaska, Shumagin Islands 1942
4780 thumbnail picture
Edgar Bergin and Ophelia at Sand Point. USO show.
Alaska, Sand Point, Shumagin Islands 1942
4781 thumbnail picture
Yahoo!!!! - hang on for a "slight bank". Taken from cockpit of Coast Guard PBY
Alaska 1942
4782 thumbnail picture
Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Used for aerial photography by C&GS from 1941-1943
1941?
4783 thumbnail picture
Crew of Coast Guard PBY-5 (08055) V-189. Joseph Sosbee standing on left - rest of crew unidentified
Alaska 1942
4784 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
4785 thumbnail picture
Oliver Scott Reading with components of nine-lens camera. Reassembling camera after Mount Moffat crash
Washington, D.C. 1943
4786 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?
4787 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
4788 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?
4789 thumbnail picture
Photographer Byron Hale with a roll of nine lens camera film.
1949?
4790 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?
4791 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
4792 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
4793 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
4794 thumbnail picture
NOAA photo crews help ground-truth disaster damage at Turnagain Arm. Damage caused by 1963 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Anchorage April 1963
4795 thumbnail picture
Tsunami damage at Kodiak. Fishing boats washed into town
Alaska, Kodiak April 1963
4796 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
4797 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
4798 thumbnail picture
NOAA aerial photography of damage caused by Hurricane Celia. Airport hangar destroyed and aircraft strewn about
Texas, Corpus Christi August 1970
4799 thumbnail picture
The shrimp fleet blown aground. Damage in the wake of Hurricane Celia
Texas, Aransas Pass August 1970

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