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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb4313

George Hastings observing levels; "Smitty" Smith holding umbrella; and Bill Unger (?) gun-toter. The umbrella was used to keep the sun off the level bubble on the leveling instrument as that would draw the instrument out of level and make erroneous readings.

Image ID: theb4313, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Alabama, Guntersville
Photo Date: 1934 November
Photographer: Mr. Benton Hickok


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