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Panoramic Photography of the Alaskan Frontier 1910-1932

The USGS houses many stunning photographs depicting early American landscapes and researchers at work in the field. Unlike today’s world, filled with images from smart phones, photography in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s photography was a much more difficult … Continue reading

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USGS Photographic Library

The USGS Photographic Library in Denver, Colorado is an archive of still photographs and original sketches dating from the 1870’s and taken by USGS scientists as part of their field studies. Topics include USGS personnel, earthquakes, volcanoes, geologic hazards and … Continue reading

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Public Lecture: Treasures of the USGS Library

Since its creation in 1882, the USGS Library has grown to become the world’s largest library dedicated to earth and natural sciences, holding more than 1.5 million volumes and 800,000 maps. Richard Huffine, Director of the USGS Libraries Program, highlights … Continue reading

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Treasures of the USGS Library

  One of the oldest books in the USGS Libraries collections is a history of the known world from 1530. Printed in Latin, the Historia Mundi is protected by a case built especially for the book. The book is a … Continue reading

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