Title taken from caption. Silhouette of a person standing at the water's edge, flags in rasied arms, using semaphore to signal a boat at Savoonga, Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. 1938-1941. Original photograph size: 3 3/8" x 2 3/8".
George Rockwell Putnam worked for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. He accompanied Admiral Peary to Greenland in 1896, traveled to the Pribilof Islands in 1897 as part of a group researching seal harvests, and served on Yukon Delta surveying...
Title taken from caption. Crewmembers practice semaphore signalling aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Northland. Photograph taken during the 1937 Smithsonian Institution's Archaeological Expedition to the Aleutian Islands.
48 second, color/silent, film clip of a naval ship in anti-submarine maneuvers. From the film "Report from the Aleutians", directed and narrated by John Huston while he was a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.