Album caption: Section of spruce tree showing wave damage, Lituya Bay. Mount Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Index card: Section cut in 1953 from spruce tree growing just above trimline of 1936 giant waves. There are 17 growth rings outside injury on right. Mount Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Published as Plate 8-B in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional paper 354-C. 1960.
Cunningham Gulch, from the camp of the miners of the Mountaineer and North Star lodes, on the south side of the gulch, 1,000 feet above the valley. At the left is King Solomon Mountain, and on the right Greenand Galena Mountains, with Rocky Gulch between, up which is the route of the Bakers Park and Del Norte wagon road. San Juan County, Colorado. 1875.
The Apollo 12 Tool Carrier prototype being carried by Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad during field test. Flagstaff, Arizona. 1969.
The Apollo 12 Tool Carrier prototype being carried by Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad during field test at Flagstaff in October 1969. No index card. Published as Figure 29C in U.S. Geological Survey. Open-File Report 2005-1190. 2005.
Canyon of the San Juan. A few miles below the mouth of the Rio de Chelly immense great walls of dark brown sandstone hem the river closely in, and which grow in height and crowd still closer upon the river until they colminate in the great canyon of the Colorado. San Juan County, Utah. 1875.
Damaged approach and abutment of the bridge linking the Moss Landing spit to the mainland near the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake. 1989.
Damaged approach and abutment of the bridge linking the Moss Landing spit to the mainland near the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. Liquefaction of the beach and Salinas River deposits caused ground cracking and differential settlement. Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake October 17, 1989. Moss Landing. Slide XV-2, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-547.
Album caption and index card: Camps of the Geological Survey, near Fort Ellis, preparatory to moving over on the Yellowstone. Gallatin County, Montana. 1871. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1871 Series, page 23, Nos. 194, 195: Camps of the Survey, near Fort Ellis, preparatory to moving over on the Yellowstone.
Album caption: San Miguel Co, Colo. Index card: View of mining operations at Pandora, about a mile east of Telluride. San Miguel County, Colorado. September 1974.
Earthquake damage to houses on east side of Howard Street between Seventeenth and Eighteenth Streets. San Francisco County, California. 1906.
Album caption and index card: California earthquake. East side of Howard Street between Seventeenth and Eighteenth Streets, San Francisco. House shifted to the left on its foundation 25 inches. San Francisco County, California. 1906.
Alvord Mountains at right, Coyote "dry lake" Valley in center; Calico Mountains at left. Looking north (right) northwest, and west (left) from about same point as 310-311 with which it is nearly continuous. San Bernardino County, California. November 13, 1919.
Ash beds included in varved silts and clays in a 125-foot bluff on the east side of Richardson Highway at mile 75. The ash points up the high contortion of beds within the undisturbed horizontal varves. Alaska. 1954. Figure 162.1, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 400-B.
Flagstaff Superior Court Reporters Keith Welsh and Don Thacker at Stenography machine. Flagstaff, Arizona. 1968.
Figure caption: Flagstaff Superior Court Reporters Keith Welsh (at typewriter) and Don Thacker (hidden from full view) at Stenography machine; they both were used with the USGS Apollo Geology Field Experiment Team during all Apollo lunar-landing missions at Mission control, Houston; USGS photo P599, F66811. No index card. Published as Figure 54-D in U.S. Geological Survey. Open-File Report 2005-1190. 2005.
Album caption: Idaho-Washington Boundary retracement. Photograph by C.L. Nelson, Topographer. A view at junction of Clearwater and Snake Rivers; 1908. Plate 1-A in U.S. Geological Survey. Bulletin 466. 1911. Handwritten notes on album caption: Asotin quad Wash-Ida. Index card: View at junction of Clearwater and Snake rivers. Whitman County/Asotin County, Washington. 1908.
Album caption: Sneffels. Index card: Views of Sneffels mining camp. San Juan Mountains. Ouray County, Colorado. July 16, 1972.
Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Volcanic detritus deposit is 3 feet thick on the north end of Takli Island in Amalik Bay.
Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Volcanic detritus deposit is 3 feet thick on the north end of Takli Island in Amalik Bay. The detritus is probably thicker on the mainland shown in the background. The white bands on the water are of floating pumice. The dark area in the left foreground is clear water. The white streaks on the beach are fine pumice. The rocks are tertiary basalt. August 8, 1912. Photos mgc00625, mgc00626, and mgc00627 form a panorama.
Comb quartz and carbonates: polished section of vein composed of quartz and carbonates, North Star mine No. 2 vein, 8,600-foot level: Opposite saw-cut face of photo 81. Nevada County, California. 1931. Plate 18-A, U.S.Geological Survey Professional paper 194. 1940.
Paricutin emitting sparse ash - vapors are also being emitted, but they cannot be seen. This type of activity is accompanied by an intermittent rolling rumble and fall of gritty ash. Photo taken from Cerro de Jaratiro. Paricutin Volcano. Michoacan, Mexico. May 27, 1944. Published as plate 39-B in U. S. Geological Survey. Bulletin 965-D. 1956.
One of the Taqui flows pouring over a ridge. The fluid center of the flow has left a deep trench, but a second lava surge begins to fill it. Taken from the north. Paricutin Volcano. Michoacan, Mexico. February 18, 1945. Photo by E. Ordonez. Published as plate 50-A in U. S. Geological Survey. Bulletin 965-D. 1956.
View across Nisqually Glacier. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. 1960. (Panorama in two parts.)
View across Nisqually Glacier in series 14-W (profile 2) used to determine slope and changes in ice thickness. The glacier surface in this area has become much rougher since 1952 and the streak of white (clear) ice is now hidden behind the thickened zone of crevassed, debris-covered ice. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. September 8, 1960. Panorama in two parts. (see vfm00012) Figure 9, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 631.
An August 2004, north-looking photograph, taken by Ron Karpilo, National Park Service, showing a retreating unnamed valley glacier that forms the East Fork of the Teklanika River, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The photograph shows the retreating, debris-covered terminus of East Fork Teklanika Glacier with an elevated lateral moraine on its west (left) side. Compare with a 1906 photograph from the same location by S.R. Capps. Note: Link to S.R. Capps photograph number 917 is under Web Links below.
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona; Clays capped by conglomeratic sandstone, the logs occur in the sandstone. 1905.
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona; Clays capped by conglomeratic sandstone, the logs occur in the sandstone. 1905. Plate 8-A in U.S. Geological Survey. Bulletin 435. 1910.