Baker Island, 1937 - 1938, 1948 and undated

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20 black-and-white photographs show terrain, buildings, and wildlife across Baker Island, 1937 - 1938, 1948, and appear to all be dated. Images descriptions include negative number, date, date of cruise (12th), location, and source of photograph. Images were taken by Department of Interior, Coast Guard, and US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics. Subjects include frigate birds, structures, abandoned Loran station, a young booby, and 12th Cruise staff Coffin and Walsche.

Date Range

1937-1938, 1948

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Baker Island
  • Pacific Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 220 Folder 8