Historic Coast and Geodetic Survey Collection is
composed of over 3,000 images of many aspects of Coast and Geodetic
Survey operations including geodesy, nautical and aeronautical charting,
geophysics, oceanography, and the military aspects of these disciplines.
These images document the geodetic surveying of the United States
and its territories, the nautical charting work associated with producing
charts for the marine waterways of the United States and its territories,
and the development of early geophysics and oceanography.
The Historic Coast and Geodetic Survey Collection chronicles this
rich heritage. The albums will take you on a trip through time and
throughout our United States with these men who surveyed the land
and the marine waterways of America, helped form the present scientific
infrastructure of the United States, and whose indomitable spirit
and perseverance is captured in these many remarkable images.