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Guide to the Benjamin B. Talley papers
1925-2002

 

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Collection number: HMC-0241.
Creator: Benjamin Branche Talley, 1903-1998.
Title: Benjamin B. Talley papers.
Dates: 1925-2002. 
Volume of collection: 22.5 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: The materials in this collection are primarily in English, however the collection also includes materials written in Spanish and Japanese.
Collection summary: Papers of a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers officer who worked and lived in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Benjamin Branche Talley was born in Greer County, Oklahoma, in 1903. After graduating from Enid High School in 1920, he attended Oklahoma Agricultural and Mining College from 1920 to 1923. Talley then transferred to Georgia School of Technology, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1925. After graduating from the Graduate Engineering School of the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company in 1926, he worked for the company for a short time. Talley then pursued a career as an officer in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, receiving his commission in 1926. His service as a military engineer included: participation in the Nicaraguan Canal Survey (1929-1932); experimental and development work in the field of photogrammetry or creating maps using aerial photographs; supervising army and air corps construction in Alaska (1940-1943); V Corps deputy chief of staff for plans in Europe, including planning for the landing at Omaha Beach in Normandy (in which he participated); commander of the First Engineer Special Brigade on the Okinawa beach head; district engineer in Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky (1946-1948); chief of the estimators branch of the Army General Staff Intelligence Division (1949-1952); and division engineer of the North Atlantic Division and the Mediterranean Division (1952-1956). He retired in 1956 with the rank of brigadier general. Talley later continued his engineering career in various managerial positions in the private sector in Alaska, Brazil, and Vietnam. Beginning in the 1964, Talley maintained a residence at Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula. Talley’s second wife, aviator Manila Davis Talley, to whom Talley had been married since 1933, died in 1973. He and his third wife, Virginia Talley, were principle advocates for an initiative to relocate the Alaska capital from 1974 to 1983. Talley was also active in planning, developing, and raising funds for a documentary film history of World War II in Alaska, entitled "Alaska at War," which was completed in 1986. Benjamin B. Talley died in Homer, Alaska, in 1998.

Collection description:
This collection consists of papers related to Brigadier General Benjamin B. Talley’s military service, as well as his personal papers. His military papers consist of correspondence; personnel files; papers relating to locations where he was stationed, including Fort Logan in Colorado, Fort Humphreys in Virginia, Nicaragua, Wright Field in Ohio, Oregon, Okinawa, Korea, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Morocco; and papers regarding Talley’s retirement in 1956. The military papers also include photographs taken or collected by Talley in the various locations where he served.

The personal papers consist of biographical materials about Benjamin Talley; oral history interviews and transcripts; correspondence with friends and family; diaries; writings; papers concerning Talley’s involvement with military organizations following his retirement; files on photogrammetry and photogrammetric inventions; papers documenting his engineering career; political files; files on projects in which Talley was involved, including the proposed relocation of Alaska’s capital, the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project, and the documentary, “Alaska at War;” professional organizations in which Talley was involved; subject files; and photographs. Talley’s personal photographs include photographs of friends and family; photographs taken during a trip to the Southwestern United States; photographs taken at a military reunion in Yakutat, Alaska; photographs taken at events held by organizations in which Talley was involved; photographs from a Klondike Gold Rush era album; Alaskan photo post cards; and aerial photographs relating to Talley’s interest in photogrammetry.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into the following parts, series, and subseries:
Part 1: Military career and related materials; 1928-1977

Series 1: Military correspondence; 1938-1956
Series 2: Personnel files; 1940-1957
Series 3: Fort Logan, Colorado photographs; 1928
Series 4: Fort Humphreys, Virginia materials; 1928-1929
Series 5: Nicaragua papers; 1928-1977
Series 6: Nicaragua photographs; 1929-1931
Series 7: Fort Schuyler, New York photographs; 1931-1934
Series 8: Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio papers; 1934-1940
Series 9: Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio photographs; 1934-1936
Series 10: Portland, Oregon photographs; 1937-1940
Series 11: Alaska papers; 1940-1943
Series 12: Alaska photographs; undated, 1940-1943
Series 13: Europe materials; 1943-1944
Series 14: Okinawa and Korea materials; 1945
Series 15: Huntington, West Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky papers; 1945-1948, 1974
Series 16: Huntington, West Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky photographs;1946-1948
Series 17: Late career materials; 1949-1956, 1971

Part 2: Personal papers; 1898-2002

Series 1: Biographical materials; undated, 1925-1999
Series 2: Oral history interviews and related materials; undated, 1977-1996
Series 3: Personal correspondence; undated, 1929-1995
Series 4: Diaries; 1931, 1956-1993
Series 5: Writings; 1930-1993
Series 6: Travel materials; undated, 1937-1956
Series 7: Post-retirement military files; 1967-2000
Series 8: Photogrammetry and photogrammetric invention files; 1921-1954
Series 9: Engineering career files; undated, 1957-1973
Series 10: Political files; 1960-1996
Series 11: Capital relocation files; 1962-1985
Series 12: Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project files; 1977-1982
Series 13: "Alaska at War" documentary project records; 1982-1989
Series 14: Organizations; 1938-2002
Series 15: Subject files; 1942-1998
Series 16: Personal photographs; 1898-1991

Alternative formats: Xerographic copies, contact prints, and copy negatives have been made of many of the photographs in the collection. Transcripts of the daily logs written by Talley while stationed in Alaska are available online and linked to in the contents list.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by Benjamin Talley has been transferred to Archives and Special Collections. Materials not created by Talley may be subject to copyright not owned by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Benjamin B. Talley papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Much of the published material in the collection was removed, and selected items have been added to the Library’s Rare Books collection. Collection originally included the papers of Benjamin Talley’s second wife, Manila D. Talley, which have been moved to their own collection.

Related materials: Archives and Special Collections also holds the Manila D. Talley papers.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by Benjamin B. Talley and wife Virginia Talley between 1980 and 2004. A deed of gift was signed in 1986.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2016. At that time much of the published material was removed and the Manila D. Talley papers were established as their own collection.

Location of originals: Many of the photographs in the collection are copies of original photographs belonging to Talley. The originals are presumed to have remained with Talley’s family.

Container list:

Part 1: Military career and related materials; 1928-1977.
Part 1. Series 1: Military correspondence; 1938-1956. 1.0 cubic feet.
This series consists of Talley’s incoming and outgoing personal and professional correspondence including letters and telegrams. This file was created by Talley to document his military career.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/1

Correspondence

1938

1/2-3

Correspondence

1939

1/4

Correspondence

1940 February-1941 May

1/5

Correspondence

1941 June-1942 January

1/6

Correspondence

1942 February- September

1/7

Correspondence

1942 October-1943 March

1/8

Correspondence

1943 April-December, April 1944

1/9

Correspondence

1945 December

1/10-12

Correspondence

1946

1/13-18

Correspondence (includes index)

1947

1/19-22

Correspondence (includes index to 1948 January-July correspondence)

1948

1/23

Correspondence

1952-1954

1/24-25

Correspondence

1955

1/26

Correspondence

1956 January-March

Part 1. Series 2: Personnel files; 1940-1957. 0.75 cubic feet.
This series consists of Talley’s personal copies of personnel records concerning pay and allowances, personal equipment, shipping, orders, promotions, assignment to quarters, physical examinations and immunizations, travel, and flights. It also includes telegrams and radiograms.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

2/1-5

20l File (Includes awards, immunizations, and a Personal Qualification Record)

1940-1952

2/6

Orders

1933-1940

2/7

Pay and Allowances Account

1940-1955

2/8-9

Travel records

1941 February-1943 June

2/10

Per diem vouchers

1941 February-1942 November

2/11

Travel records

1940-1941

2/12-13

Travel records and movement orders

1945 January-1947 December

2/14-16

Travel records

1948-1955

2/17

Pilot’s log book

1941-1943

2/18

Individual flight record

1934 April-1943 June

2/19

Flying time (statements of flying time)

1941 December-1943 June

2/20

Retirement

1956-1957

Part 1. Series 3: Fort Logan, Colorado photographs; 1928. 0.2 cubic feet.
This series consists of large format panoramic prints of the members of the 2nd Engineers Battalion and its quarters at Fort Logan, Colorado, as well as the Broadmoor Hotel at Colorado Springs.

Box/Item

Description

Date

 24/1

Group portrait of Headquarters Company, 2nd Engineers; San Antonio Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas

circa 1928

24/2

"‘E’ Co. 2nd Eng’r’s - Ft. Logan, Colo - 1928 - Capt. P. M. Ellman, Com’d’g." Group photo; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Photo #1533-B

1928

24/3

"2nd Engineers - Ft. Logan, Colorado - 1928 - Lt. Col. W. T. Hannum, Com’d’g." Group photo on parade ground with horses, wagons, and mules; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Photo # 1536A

1928

24/4

 "Birdseye View of Ft. Logan, Colorado - Snow Covered Rockies in Background" Panoramic Photo with 2nd Engineers quarters, post headquarters, and hospital identified; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Goldbeck Photo # 1530

circa 1928

24/5

"Broadmoor Hotel - The World’s Finest and Cheyenne Mountain - Colorado Springs" Panoramic photo of hotel and lake; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Goldbeck Photo No. 1537-A

circa 1928

Part 1. Series 4: Fort Humphreys, Virginia materials; 1928-1929. 0.01 cubic feet.
This series consists of programs for the April Horse Show, the Graduation Horse Show, and graduation exercises of the officers and reserve officers class at the Engineer School at Fort Humphreys, Virginia. Also included with these items is a certificate for completion of a correspondence course on chemical warfare and a toll service statement from the period.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

2/21

Fort Humphreys, Virginia: Certificate of completion of Course in Chemical Warfare for Chemical Warfare Officers, horse shows, graduation Exercises of the Company Officers’ Class and the National Guard and Reserve Officers’ Class, Harris Hall, Toll service statement, Post Signal Office

1928-1929

Part 1. Series 5: Nicaragua papers; 1928-1977. 0.3 cubic feet.
This subseries consists of papers relating to Talley’s participation in the Nicaraguan Canal Survey as an officer of the United States Army Engineers Battalion in Nicaragua from late 1929 to 1931. The series includes military records, newsletters, memorabilia, a brief account of the Managua Earthquake of 1931, a diary Talley kept while in Nicaragua, and maps. The military records include memoranda, orders, letters, a mobilization order, and accounts of a vaccination campaign and the canal survey. The newsletters include those of the Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua and the Second Brigade of the U. S. Marine Corps, both in Managua.  

Box/Folder

Description

Date

2/22

Nicaragua military records: memoranda, special orders, letters, article manuscript

1929-1933

2/23

Nicaragua military newsletters

1930-1931

2/24

Nicaragua clippings

1929-1933

2/25

Nicaragua memorabilia (calling cards, invitations, lottery ticket, programs, Thanksgiving menu etc.)

undated, 1929-1931

2/26

"The 1931 Managua Earthquake," Nicaragua

1977 March 5

2/27

Nicaragua Diary. Talley kept this diary in an Engineer’s Level Book in pencil, with writing one side of each page from front to back, and then continued from the rear of the book to the front on the other side of the page.

1930 March

Oversize folder 1

Nicaragua maps

undated, 1928-1930

Part 1. Series 6: Nicaragua photographs; 1929-1931. 0.45 cubic feet.
This subseries consists of photographs taken by Talley and others to document the activities of the United States Army Battalion in Nicaragua, during the period of their Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1929 to 1931. The series contains over three hundred different numbered photographs, most with captions, that were taken under the direction of Talley as a press officer for the battalion. Subjects of these photographs include survey crews, camps, supply boats, a Nicaragua Canal Commission inspection, the Managua Earthquake of March 1931, U. S. Army Engineer officers and enlisted at their headquarters in Granada, archaeological artifacts and various entertainment and social functions. Individuals pictured include Nicaraguan President Adolfo Diaz, General Augusto Sandino, and Talley’s friend from San Marcos, J. C. Kennedy. The item numbers reflect the order in which the photographs appear in the folders. Numbers written on the photographs can be found in the photograph descriptions.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

2/28

1-469

Xerographic copies of Nicaragua photographs: 469 photographs of Nicaraguan scenery, wildlife, people, cities and towns, and archeological sites. Included are views of the cities of Granada, Managua, Bluefields, Greytown, Castillo, San Miguelito, Cornito, and those of surveying parties. Many of the photographs are annotated by Talley and include captions. These copies include those of contact print sheets and original prints; circa 1929-1933

2/29

 

Numbered lists of Nicaragua photographs and their captions, Nos. 57-103, 210-303

3/1-4

1-306

Numbered Photographs of the United States Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua (USAEBIN). Individual item numbers reflect numbers on the reverse of the photographs; 1929-1931

3/1

1

"Hotel Prado, San Carlos, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 2

3/1

2

 "San Francisco, the Headquarters of the USA Engr. Bn. in Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 3

3/1

3

"Fountain in the Garden of San Francisco, Granada, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 5

3/1

4

"Quartel, Corinto, Nicaragua. Temporary quarters of Engineers at Corinto upon arrival" USAEBIN no. 6

3/1

5

"Fort San Carlos, San Carlos, Nicaragua. A Guardia Nacional in door[way]." Building with American flag outside of window. USAEBIN no. 10

3/1

6

"Engineers unloading equipment at the Monastery of San Francisco, Granada." USAEBIN no. 17

3/1

7

"Co. B, U. S. Army Engineer Bn., enroute to Greytown on the San Juan River" 1929 November 21. USAEBIN no. 18

3/1

8

"Bull baggage cart, Granada." USAEBIN no. 19

3/1

9

"The Steamer Victoria which runs from Granada to San Carlos." USAEBIN no. 21

3/1

1o

"Bridge connecting Isla[nd] and the mainland. Corinto is located on the island." View of railroad bridge from train. USAEBIN no. 23

3/1

11

"Lupone’s Continental Hotel, Corinto, Nicaragua." Front view of hotel. USAEBIN no. 24

3/1

12-13

"Unloading beef for Engineers, Granada." USAEBIN no. 26-27

3/1

14

"Engineers leaving Granada on the Victoria." Soldiers at ship’s railing at dock. USAEBIN no. 28

3/1

15-16

"Engineers enroute from transport Chateau Thierry to Corinto in Marine Corps motor sailors." Soldiers on boat deck. USAEBIN no. 30-31

3/1

17

"Boa Constrictor killed by Engineers, Granada.” Soldier holding up dead snake. USAEBIN no. 34

3/1

18

"Dredge at Greytown left by the Maritime Canal Co. upon abandoning property in 1893." Dredge in distance. USAEBIN no. 38

3/1

19

"Co. B, USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua land at Greytown from pontoon on which they came 130 miles down the San Juan River from San Carlos." USAEBIN no. 39

3/1

20-22

"Co. B, USA Engineer Bn. in Nicaragua on San Juan River in pontoon boats powered with outboard motors." USAEBIN no. 40-42

3/1

23

"Native hut along the San Juan River." USAEBIN no. 44

3/1

24

"Castillo, Nicaragua from the San Juan River." USAEBIN no. 46

3/1

25

"Native hut, near Castillo." USAEBIN no. 47

3/1

26

"The trimotored fleet of the Engineers on the San Juan River. A trip is made from San Carlos to Greytown and return each week. A total distance of about 260 miles." USAEBIN no. 48

3/1

27

"Co. B, eats chow enroute to Greytown." Men eating on boat. USAEBIN no. 49

3/1

28-30

"Launch and pontoons of Engineers on San Juan River." USAEBIN no. 52-54

3/1

31

 San Juan River Boat. Dogs casts, bananas, pigs, men, women and children are packed in like sardines for the three day journey up the San Juan from Greytown" USAEBIN no. 55

3/1

32

 "The steamboat channel leading to Greytown." Soldiers on boat. USAEBIN no. 57

3/1

33

Sparse settlements on the lower San Juan River. USAEBIN no. 59

3/1

34

"Castillo, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 61

3/1

35

"Boats of Engineers at Castillo, men unloading preparing for passage of rapids." USAEBIN no. 62

3/1

36

"Rearranging cargo on the supply boats at El Castillo prior to shooting the rapids of the San Juan River." USAEBIN no. 63

3/1

37

"Ochoa Landing. At Ochoa, located midway from San Carlos to Greytown, the main camp of the survey has been established. It is here that Co. F, 11th Engineers, commanded by 1st Lieut. Stanley, are surveying the central division of the route..." USAEBIN no. 67

3/1

38

"The Steamer Victoria leaves San Carlos for its return to Granada." Busy dock scene. USAEBIN no. 70

3/1

39

"Mr. Peyton and Mr. Brand, the only white people living in Greytown. Mr. Peyton is English Consul and Mr. Brand is an American from Louisiana who came to Nicaragua with the Canal Co. in 1890, bought land and has been waiting to get rich when the canal is built. (Mr. Peyton is the small man in the light suit.)." Men standing on veranda of two-story house. USAEBIN no. 72

3/1

40

"The Protestant Church at Greytown." USAEBIN no. 74

3/1

41

"‘Buffalo Bill’ a la canalero." Man holding pistols. USAEBIN no. 75

3/1

42-43

 "Greytown (San Juan Del Norte). Engineers of the present canal survey mission taking over the abandoned machine shop of the Maritime Canal Company, which was active in 1890. This building has been salvaged and removed by the Engineers now engaged in the new survey." USAEBIN no. 94-95

3/1

44

"Headquarters of Co. A, 29th U. S. Engineers at Greytown" USAEBIN no. 96

3/1

45

"The business district," Greytown. USAEBIN no. 97

3/1

46

"Customs House at Greytown. Customs house, residence, freight depot and wharf all in one." USAEBIN no. 98

3/1

47

"Church at San Carlos. Lake Nicaragua and islands in the background." USAEBIN no. 99

3/1

48

"San Carlos, from the fort." Elevated view toward lake. USAEBIN no. 100

3/1

49

"Mountains and San Juan River near Castillo." USAEBIN no. 103

3/1

50

"A modern hospital is established at Ochoa. Hospital tent." Two men standing inside tent. USAEBIN no. 104

3/1

51

"The Engineer’s laundry is done by hand in Nicaragua. Scene at Granada." Natives at laundry station. USAEBIN no. 106

3/1

52

 "Entrance to the Headquarters, USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, at the Monastery of San Francisco at Granada." Man with handcart on ramp into doorway. USAEBIN no. 107

3/1

53

"Engineers unloading freight from trucks an San Francisco in Granada." USAEBIN no. 111

3/1

54

"Brother and sister. Native children at Granada." USAEBIN no. 112

3/1

55

"A Nicaraguan ‘Hot Dog’ stand at Granada. Here the local firewater, Auguardiente, is sold." USAEBIN no. 113

3/1

56

"The Beef for the Engineers arrives by boat at Granada." Steer swimming to shore. USAEBIN no. 117

3/1

57

"Ditto of 117, scene on the boat at Granada." Men hoisting steer off boat. USAEBIN no. 118

3/1

58

" Three soldiers and two bottles of beer. Granada." Men drinking beer on steps. USAEBIN no. 119

3/1

59

"Street scene in Granada." People and donkeys on street. USAEBIN no. 120

3/1

60

"Unloading cattle at Granada." Cow being lowered into water from boat. USAEBIN no. 121

3/1

61

"The Engineers came ashore from the Chateau Thierry in small boats." Soldiers on boat. USAEBIN no. 122

3/1

62

"Francisco Silva, judge and chief of police, Granada." Man mounted on horse. USAEBIN no. 124

3/1

63

"Engineers unloading freight from cars at Granada." Men loading tent poles onto truck. USAEBIN no. 125

3/1

64

"A boy taking straw to town. Granada." Boy on loaded horse on cart path. USAEBIN no. 130

3/1

65

"Washerwomen at San Carlos." Women doing laundry on platform at shoreline of lake. USAEBIN no. 132

3/1

66

"Bull cart with four bulls and a headlight at San Jorge, Nicaragua. This cart is for passenger traffic between San Jorge and Rivas a distance of about five miles." USAEBIN no. 133

3/1

67

"Water front at San Carlos." USAEBIN no. 134

3/1

68

"The Main Street of San Carlos. The pavement is of cobblestones..." USAEBIN no. 135

3/1

69

"Bull cart with two bulls at San Jorge." USAEBIN no. 136

3/1

70

"Lieut. Talley, C. E., at San Carlos." Talley standing with foot on small boat. USAEBIN no. 136

3/1

71

"Engineers on the train from Corinto to Granada." Men looking out of open windows of passenger car. USAEBIN no. 144

3/1

72

"The department of street cleaning at Granada." Vultures near tent camp. USAEBIN no. 146

3/1

73

Headquarters of the Engineer Supply Detachment, at San Carlos." Tent and oil drums near path. USAEBIN no. 147

3/1

74

"Venders of ‘dulco’ - the native sweets, San Carlos." Woman and children at tent camp. USAEBIN no. 148

3/1

75

"Meeting the train at La Pas." A gathering of men and women. USAEBIN no. 149

3/1

76

"Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua. The Guardia detachment at San Carlos. The Guardia Nacional is the new military force of Nicaragua, and is officered by American Marines." Four soldiers outside building. USAEBIN no. 153

3/1

77

"Chico, the pet monkey at Granada." USAEBIN no. 156

3/1

78

"Native boat on the San Juan River overtakes the Engineer boats near Carlos. Great rivalry exists between the native boatmen and the Engineers to see who can make the trip from Greytown to San Carlos in the least time." USAEBIN no. 162

3/1

79

"A close-up of one of the native boats on the San Juan River. November 1929." Same boat as above. USAEBIN no. 162

3/1

80

"Old Glory and the Guidon of Co. A, 29th US Engineers float proudly in the breeze at San Carlos, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 163

3/1

81

"Another scene of the native river boats on the San Juan River" USAEBIN no. 164

3/1

82

"The Engineer camp at Ochoa." Tent camp next to river. USAEBIN no. 166

3/1

83

"Machuca Camp, a sub-camp from Ochoa. Machuca lies at the foot of the rapids in the San Juan." Distant view from river. USAEBIN no. 167

3/1

84

Soldier with covered wagon and oxcart. USAEBIN no. 172

3/1

85

"The old and the new in Nicaragua. The white man and the native Indian." Lt. Ross, Guardia Nacional, Miss Julia Kautz and Ricardo Kautz, at an Indian settlement on the Malchora River, near San Carlos. USAEBIN no. 173

3/1

86

"Indian Boy at home near San Carlos, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 174

3/1

87

"The Mozo Family crushes its own corn for meal." USAEBIN no. 174

3/1

88

"Washing scene at San Carlos." USAEBIN no. 175

3/1

89

Train station. USAEBIN no. 183

3/1

90

Talley and teenage girl. USAEBIN no. 208

3/1

91

Three men cooking on wood stove. USAEBIN no. 211

3/1

92

"A small alligator killed at San Carlos." Tally and alligator. USAEBIN no. 217

3/1

93

Soldiers eating dinner at long mess table. USAEBIN no. 224

3/1

94

"Santa and his reindeer. Soldiers of the Nicaraguan Canal Survey celebrate Christmas at ‘San Grancisco’ in Granada." Santa figure in handcart with two soldiers dressed as reindeer. USAEBIN no. 226

3/1

95

"‘Forty-Second Street’ at Camp Hoover, Ochoa." Tent camp with boardwalk beside river. USAEBIN no. 248

3/1

96

"Large dugout canoe showing stern for outboard motor." Canoe tied to dock. USAEBIN no. 249

3/1

97

"Motor mounted on dugout shown in No. 249." Dugout canoe with outboard motor tied to dock. USAEBIN no. 263

3/1

98

"The Hains with two pontoons on San Juan at Toro Rapids." Two engineer supply boats on the San Juan River. USAEBIN no. 267

3/1

99

"Pontoon boats serve as barges on the San Juan River." Soldiers on two boats. USAEBIN no. 268

3/1

100

"A boa found on a jungle trail." Soldier holds up dead boa constrictor. USAEBIN no. 269 (306)

3/1

101

"Coffee must be carefully cleaned and dried before packing for shipment." Man spreading coffee beans for drying on patios. USAEBIN no. 275

3/1

102

"San Carlos, Nicaragua. Engineer Supply Boat leaving San Carlos for the 125 mile trip to the camps down the San Juan River." Supply boat Childs at dock. USAEBIN no. 287

3/2

1

"A current meter." Soldier holds meter in water from boat to compute river flow in cubic feet per second. USAEBIN no. 304

3/2

2

"Stream gauging on the San Juan River. Measuring the flow of the San Juan River at Machuca, Nicaragua." Soldiers in dugout boat below rope stretched across river. USAEBIN no. 305

3/2

3

"Gauging the San Juan River. Lines are strung across the river to which the boat is tied." USAEBIN no. 308

3/2

4

"Chow time in the jungle...Beans, ‘Corned Bill’ and ‘Gold Fish’ make a meal for the survey parties in the heart of the jungle..." USAEBIN no. 311

3/2

5

"...a man experienced in jungle finds fresh water the ‘bajoca’ vine." Two soldiers extracting water from large vine. USAEBIN no. 317

3/2

6

"Taking a shot." Soldier measures topography in the jungle with a plane table and alidade. USAEBIN no. 318

3/2

7

" A plane table party at work in the jungle along the lower San Juan River."  USAEBIN no. 320

3/2

8

"Castillo Rapids." Rapids on the San Juan River. USAEBIN no. 328

3/2

9

"San Miguel, Nicaragua." View from boat of dock and tropical village on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. USAEBIN no. 334

3/2

10

"A native boat experiences difficulties in its progress up the San Juan River in Nicaragua." Men pushing covered boat in river. USAEBIN no. 338

3/2

11

"A jungle camp of the US Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua. A scene in the late afternoon when the men have returned from surveying in the jungle." Men outside camp shelters. USAEBIN no. 345

3/2

12

 "The back door to a jungle camp. The kitchen hut of a camp of the USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua in the heart of the lower San Juan River jungle." USAEBIN no. 346

3/2

13

"A Machetero. Natives are used to cut trails through the jungle to permit an instrument survey. On his back are both his food and his camp outfit as he may be several days in the jungle before returning to camp." USAEBIN no. 347

3/2

14

" A Canalero tends his boats at one of the outlying camps near San Juan del Norte." Man with paddle and three small boats. USAEBIN no. 349

3/2

15

"Party of Engineers of the US Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua enroute to a new camp site up one of the smaller rivers in the vicinity of San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua. Lieut. Lane with a survey party going up the Deseado River, near Greytown." Men sitting atop loaded boat. USAEBIN no. 350

3/2

16

"The beginning of a camp." Men with boats setting up camp along river. USAEBIN no. 357

3/2

17

Survey party with transit in jungle. USAEBIN no. 371

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18

"Soldier of the USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua making a hydrographic survey of the harbor of San Juan del Norte (Greytown), the eastern terminus of the proposed canal." Man standing in river holding measuring rod. USAEBIN no. 387

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19

"The coast an San Juan del Norte is littered with debris." A surveying party of three men with transit and rods measuring coastline. USAEBIN no. 391

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20

"The Church at Masaya, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 416

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21

"...the home of Arthur Vaughan near San Marcos." Two men standing outside large two-story house with large verandas. USAEBIN no. 420

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22

"A coffee beneficio near San Marcos, Nicaragua." Coffee processing plant. USAEBIN no. 421

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23

"An Engineer Camp in the heart of the jungle along the Lower San Juan River." USAEBIN no. 444

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24

 "Distributed around Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua are many stations where daily studies are made of the evaporation of the water from the lakes." Man measuring water in small evaporation tub or pool. USAEBIN no. 447 (444 caption)

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25

"What an instrument man sees through his transit." Man holding measuring rod in jungle for surveying party. USAEBIN no. 448

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26

"From San Jorge to Brito there are roads that will permit the passage of bull carts and many were used to transport supplies in the survey of the Western Division of the Canal Line between these points." Loaded bull cart pulled by four animals. USAEBIN no. 470

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Loaded bull cart moving through jungle. USAEBIN no. 472

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28

"Music is a great morale builder." Three men listening to music on a record player under shelter. USAEBIN no. 477

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29

"A Bull cart used to transport supplies for the US Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua." Bull cart in village. USAEBIN no. 480

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30

"A Denison of the Nicaraguan Forest. Trees on the western side of Lake Nicaragua often reach ponderous sizes." Two men leaning against trunk of large tree. USAEBIN no. 502

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31

Logo of the United States Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua incorporating transit, boa constrictor, and machete. USAEBIN no. 521

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32

"A bull cart train of the United States Army Engineers near Rivas, Nicaragua. In this small area the country is sufficiently open to permit the use of bull carts, ..." USAEBIN no. 528

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33

"A hog nosed python. Hardly a friend as he lays on the walk constructed from the camp to the river (Along the San Juan River, Nic.)" Snake coiled on log walkway. USAEBIN no. 577

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34

"Proud of his kill: a soldier of the U. S. Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua with a small alligator that has [fallen] prey to his Springfield." USAEBIN no. 579

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35

Bull cart train moving through clearing. USAEBIN no. 626

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36

"The flag of the ‘Liberator,’ captured by G.N. Sandino’s flag captured by Marines." Flag with skull, machete and rifle in white against dark background. USAEBIN no. 623

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37

Talley in suit with two men and woman in front of fountain in the Garden of San Francisco, Granada. USAEBIN no. 676

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38

Talley and three men posed with boat. USAEBIN no. 692

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39

"Bull riding in the plaza of the church at the Fiesta de San Blas, Diriomo, Nicaragua." Distant view of sporting event. USAEBIN no. 697

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40

"A Caballero from the hills.” One of the riders in the Fiesta de San Blas, at Driomo, Nicaragua. USAEBIN no. 698

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41

"President Moncado of Nicaragua with friends at the ‘Fiesta de San Blas,’ at Diriomo." USAEBIN no. 701

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42

"Over the housetops one sees Mombacho Mountain from Granada." USAEBIN no. 704

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43

"Three senoritas of Nicaragua watch the bull riding at the Fiesta de San Blas at Diriomo, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 705

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44

"Brito Head on the Pacific. Brito, the Pacific entrance to the proposed canal is guarded by the giant head of a man carved by nature in the cliff." Waves breaking on beach. USAEBIN no. 785

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45

"‘Coches’ take the place of taxis in Nicaragua. At Masaya, ‘the granary of Nicaragua’, the coches meet all the trains for one ‘real’ or ten cents will take you anywhere in the city." Coaches at train station. USAEBIN no. 852

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46

"Central Park in Managua." View of park toward fountain and gazebo. USAEBIN no. 861

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47

Soldier and pet animal on leash. USAEBIN no. 926

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48

Soldiers moving canoe over downed tree across stream. USAEBIN no. 928

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49

"Young Nicaragua looks to the future with a questioning air." Two babies sitting on blanket. USAEBIN no. 932

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50

Three engineers supply boats tied together for freighting in river. USAEBIN no. 1233

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51

Two soldiers examine transit in courtyard. USAEBIN no. 1274

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52

Soldier with transit in forest. USAEBIN no. 1299

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53

Church with damaged façade. USAEBIN no. 2037

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54

Passenger train with small steam locomotive at station. USAEBIN no. 2063

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55

Automobile in mud up to its axles on road. USAEBIN no. 2091

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56

Two soldiers taking bath in river. USAEBIN no. 2196

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57

Four soldiers. USAEBIN no. 2304

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58

Party of soldiers, pack mules and horse truck. USAEBIN no. 2305

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59

Stable or factory building. USAEBIN no. 2312

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60

Talley with hands on hips on veranda, 1931. USAEBIN no. 2313

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61-62

"Granada and the north end of Lake Nicaragua as seen from the top of Mombacho Volcano (Lieut. B. B. Talley)." USAEBIN no. 2318-2319

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63

Soldiers unloading supplies from boat. USAEBIN no. 2352

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64-65

Soldiers unearthing prehistoric stone idol on Zapatera Island. USAEBIN no. 2353-2354

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66-67

Truck backed up to door of railroad boxcar at station. USAEBIN no. 2364-2365

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68

Portrait of four soldiers in courtyard. USAEBIN no. 2478

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68-69

Soldiers visiting local market. USAEBIN no. 2479, 2490

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70

Man cooking at wood stove. USAEBIN no. 2491

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71

Three members of the Nicaragua Canal Commission stand on bow of engineer launch Ludlow in the San Juan River. USAEBIN no. 2500

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72

Nicaragua Canal Commissioners on board the engineer launch Ludlow on the San Juan River. USAEBIN no. 2506

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73

Man at tent camp. USAEBIN no. 2513

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Nicaragua Canal Commissioners aboard small boat in river. USAEBIN no. 2524-2525

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75

"Mr. Sydney B. Williamson en ‘El Alhambra, Nicaragua, 1931." Cartoon of elderly man with cigarette and beer. USAEBIN no. 2554

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76

Soldier in village street. USAEBIN no. 2616

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77

Soldiers with safe behind automobile in village. USAEBIN no. 2668

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78

Soldiers at station at relief station for earthquake outside of Managua, 1931. USAEBIN no. 2675

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79-80

Displaced people camped with their belongings outside Managua, 1931. USAEBIN no. 2678-2679

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81

Crowd of displaced people at train station. USAEBIN no. 2679

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82

"One Volcano as seen from another - Omotepe Volcano in Lake Nicaragua as seen from the top of Mombacho above the clouds. (Lieut. B. B. Talley)." USAEBIN no. 2720

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83

Talley with pack bulls on grassy hillside. USAEBIN no. 2721

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84

Distant view of processing plant. USAEBIN no. 2788

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85

Soldiers on horses fording stream. USAEBIN no. 2789

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86

Talley in uniform with pistol examining earthquake damage in Managua. USAEBIN no. 2790

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87

Two young women carrying their babies in the street. USAEBIN no. 2798

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88

Soldiers fording canoe. USAEBIN no. 2804

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89

Native man and woman in canoe in river. USAEBIN no. 2811

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90

People constructing road near village. Tractor at left. USAEBIN no. 2813

3/2

91

Soldiers at gravel plant. USAEBIN no. 2815

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92

Talley at entrance to earth tunnel or mine. USAEBIN no. 2816

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93

Another view of soldiers at gravel plant. USAEBIN no. 2817

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94

Talley and soldier at end of wooden bridge. USAEBIN no. 2822

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95

Man with rifle walking down ravine. USAEBIN no. 2825

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96

Dilapidated processing plant. USAEBIN no. 2827

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97

Street scene in city. USAEBIN no. 2830

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98

Man standing atop concrete dam. USAEBIN no. 2833

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99

Views of wooden bridge over canal bed. USAEBIN no. 2834-2835

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100

View of canal bed. USAEBIN no. 2836

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101

View of wooden bridge over canal bed. USAEBIN no. 2838

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102

Talley and canal inspector at top of rocky ravine. USAEBIN no. 2867

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103

Inspection party examines site. USAEBIN no. 2868

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104

Rail line on canal site. USAEBIN no. 2869

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105

Cement dam viewed from reservoir. USAEBIN no. 2871

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106-108

Views of cement dam from below. USAEBIN no. 2872-2874

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109

Top of cement dam from reservoir. USAEBIN no. 2875

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110

Men inspecting canal site. USAEBIN no. 2876

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111

Waterfall from small dam. USAEBIN no. 2877

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112

Pistol in dry canal bed. USAEBIN no. 2878

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113

Man riding donkey. USAEBIN no. 2879

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114

Canal excavation site. USAEBIN no. 2882

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115

Hydroelectric plant at dam. USAEBIN no. 2883

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116

View of concrete damn from reservoir. USAEBIN no. 2884

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117

View of concrete dam from above. USAEBIN no. 2885

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118

Building housing hydroelectric plant and powerline. USAEBIN no. 2891

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1

"Fountain in the Garden of San Francisco, Granada, Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 5

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2

"Porch and patio, San Francisco, Granada." USAEBIN no. 14

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3-4

"Engineers unloading freight, Granada, Nicaragua." Soldiers unloading freight from boxcars. USAEBIN no. 15-16

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5

"Engineers unloading equipment at the Monastery of San Francisco, Granada." USAEBIN no. 17

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6

"Engineers leaving Granada on the Victoria." USAEBIN no. 28

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7

"Launch and pontoons of Engineers on San Juan River." USAEBIN no. 52

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8

"The patio of the quarters of Major Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, Granada, Nicaragua. Major Sultan has charge of the survey." Mrs. Sultan on patio. USAEBIN no. 80

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9

"Mrs. Dan I. Sultan, wife of Major Sultan." Woman and two parrots. USAEBIN no. 81

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10

"Swimming pool in the patio of Maj. Sultan’s quarters." USAEBIN no. 82

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11

"Maj. & Mrs. Sultan outside their home in Granada." USAEBIN no. 83

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12

"Major & Mrs. Sultan, another scene at their home." USAEBIN no. 84

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13-14

"Interior of Major Sultan’s quarters." USAEBIN no. 85-86

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15

"Church at San Carlos. Lake Nicaragua and islands in the background." USAEBIN no. 99

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16

"Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua." Four soldiers. USAEBIN no. 153

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17

"The Monastery of San Francisco at Granada. Headquarters of the USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua." Headquarters entrance. USAEBIN no. 161

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18

"The corridor of a Nicaraguan home." Porch or patio of large house. USAEBIN no. 185

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19

American doctor performing operation in rustic operating room. USAEBIN no. 408

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20

"Many Nicaraguan fincas are in groves of coconut palms." Cocoanut grove. USAEBIN no. 522

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21

Engineers in Granada in formation with hats on ground beside them. Lieutenant Talley in front at left. USAEBIN no. 585

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22

Engineers in Granada in formation wearing hats. USAEBIN no. 589

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23

Major Sultan with Nicaraguan soldiers in courtyard. USAEBIN no. 633

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24

"Granada. Nicaragua. The drafting room of the United States Army Engineers in Nicaragua engaged in surveying the route for the Nicaragua Canal." USAEBIN no. 635

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25

"Lieut’s Curran, Talley, Mrs. (Major Hawley, and Lieut. Horn, before the fountain at San Francisco." USAEBIN no. 676

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26

"Lieutenant Colonel Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, Officer in Charge of the Nicaragua Canal Survey." Portrait in full uniform. USAEBIN no. 686

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27

"Omotepe Volcano, Lake Nicaragua." USAEBIN no. 884

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28

"One of the many tarpon caught in the San Juan River." Two soldiers pose with large fish next to river. USAEBIN no. 889

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29

Soldier working at bench under a shelter at tent camp. USAEBIN no. 899

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30

Soldiers drilling for core samples. USAEBIN no. 901

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31

"Subsurface explorations are made by taking sample or ‘cores’ of earth by means of drills. Gasoline engine driven diamond core drills are used wherever possible, but in the inaccessible regions hand operated earth augers are used to test the dam sites and possible sites for canal locks." Three soldiers operating drill. USAEBIN no. 904

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32

Another view of the three soldiers operating drill. USAEBIN no. 905

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33

Two soldiers examining core samples held in wooden frame or crate. USAEBIN no. 908

3/4

34

“The Centennial Monument in Granada.” Obelisk in Granada from 1921 commemorating Nicaragua’s independence. USAEBIN no. 993

3/4

35

“‘El Mercado’ from whence cometh Granada’s food.” Soldiers at local market. USAEBIN no. 996

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36

“The army wife follows her ‘canalero’ husband into the jungle.” Two women on the second story porch of jungle house at Camp Hoover. USAEBIN no. 1072

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37

 “Good bread requires an excellent oven. Readily adapting himself to his surroundings, the Army cook at Camp Hoover furnishes fresh bread from a mud oven of his own manufacturer.” USAEBIN no. 1083

3/4

38

 “At home on a cattle boat. In the survey of the San Juan River from San Carlos to Castillo a cattle boat was used as a floating camp.” Smaller covered boat tied to larger cattle boat. USAEBIN no. 1142

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39

“The supply boats of the lower San Juan River consist of native dugout canoes, which during the dry season often have to be dragged over the sand bars into the succeeding pools of the river.” Three supply boats on river. USAEBIN no. 1157

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40

“A party enters to jungle.” Three soldiers walking into jungle vegetation. USAEBIN no. 1164

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41

“Nature claims her own. At San Juan del Norte, the abandoned dredges of the Maritime Canal Company are crumbling to dust. Purchased from the French after they had abandoned the Panama Canal project, these dredges worked many months on a Nicaraguan Canal in 1893, until in turn, it was abandoned.” USAEBIN no. 1169

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42

“Watersnakes blend into their background. The photographer’s ‘cuyuca’ was tied to this old pontoon, from one of the Maritime Canal Company’s dredges for more than half an hour before the snake was seen...” Snake coiled inside end of pontoon. USAEBIN no. 1202

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43

Soldiers at dock in harbor. USAEBIN no. 1229

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44

“A health survey is made along the canal route. Under the direction of the Medical Officers, on the Nicaraguan Canal Survey, an accurate health survey is conducted in the area along the route of the proposed canal.” Men examine specimens in laboratory. USAEBIN no. 1300

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45

Men load cargo onto ship from flatbed rail cars. USAEBIN no. 2004

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46

Group photo of boys gathered around fountain in park. USAEBIN no. 2027

3/4

47

“Guadalupe Church in Leon is one of the oldest in Central America” Decaying stone church. USAEBIN no. 2028

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48

Lake scene. USAEBIN no. 2044

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49

Portrait of engineer lieutenant in front of map. USAEBIN no. 2066

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50

Three men in dugout canoe in swamp. USAEBIN no. 2097

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51

“Plane-table work in the Rio Negro swamps presents difficulties. Photograph by Newell F. Johnstone.” USAEBIN no. 2098

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52

Group photo of men relaxing at jungle camp. USAEBIN no. 2109

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53

“Natives with pick and shovel dug the San Jorge – San Juan del Sur cut. With labor plentiful at 40 cents a day, the laying of this 17-mile stretch of railroad is being accomplished at comparatively small expense.” Men laying timbers for railroad in deep cut. USAEBIN no. 2139

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54

Engineer logos. USAEBIN no. 2161

3/4

55

Group of soldiers in jungle clearing. USAEBIN no. 2199

3/4

56

Men lying on cots. USAEBIN no. 2372

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57

Soldiers at jungle camp. USAEBIN no. 2374

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58

Group photo of engineer soldiers on beach. Talley standing third from right. USAEBIN no. 2376

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59

“Nicaragua Canal Commission inspects the route of the proposed Nicaragua Canal. The inspecting party consisting of Dean A. Marston, of Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, Major C. P. Gross, Corps of Engineers, Mr. R. G. Finch, Civil Engineer of Albany, N. Y., Lieut. C. D. Curran, Corps of Engineers, Major Paul R. Hawley, Chief Surgeon of the Nicaragua Canal Survey, Lieut. W. E. Potter, Corps of Engineers, Lieut. Leslie R. Groves, and Lieut. Col. Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, at lunch aboard the Engineer Launch, ‘Ludlow’, on the San Juan River, enroute to Greytown to study the eastern terminus of the proposed canal.” USAEBIN no. 2508

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60

Group photo of inspecting party at tent camp. USAEBIN no. 2519

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61

“Interoceanic Canal Commission inspects the route of the proposed Nicaragua Canal. Greytown, Nicaragua. The Interoceanic Canal Commission consisting of Dean Anson Marston of Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, Mr. Sidney J. Williamson, Civil Engineer of Washington, D. C., and Mr. R. G. Finch, Civil Engineer of Albany, New York, confer with officers of the Corps of Engineers, U S Army, concerning the Atlantic terminus of the proposed Nicaragua Canal. Left to right: Dean A. Marston, Past-Pres., Amer. Soc. of Civil Engrs., Lt. Col. Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, Major C. E. Gross, Corps of Engineers, Mr. Sidney J. Williamson, Mr. R. G. Finch, Major Paul R. Hawley, Medical Corps, Chief Surgeon, Nic. Can. Survey, Lieut. Leslie R. Groves, Corps of Engineers, Lieut. T. L. Mulligan, Corps of Engineers.” USAEBIN no. 2529

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62

Boy and girl in theatrical show. USAEBIN no. 2546

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63

Man and woman in theatrical show. USAEBIN no. 2547

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64

Cast photo of theatrical show. Talley wearing top hat in center right. USAEBIN no. 2548

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65

Cast photo of four couples from theatrical show. USAEBIN no. 2549

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66

Cast photo of theatrical show. USAEBIN no. 2550

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67

Men setting up equipment in jungle. USAEBIN no. 2564

3/4

68

“A survey camp on the upper Deseado River.” Jungle camp viewed from hillside. USAEBIN no. 2569

3/4

69

Waterfall in jungle. USAEBIN no. 2588

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70

Surveying crew working in jungle. USAEBIN no. 2593

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71

Soldier at top of wooden bridge next to jungle shelter for generator. USAEBIN no. 2606

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72

Four soldiers with rifles on street corner. USAEBIN no. 2627

3/4

73

Soldier and doctor examine wounded man on stretcher. USAEBIN no. 2635

3/4

74

Displaced people camping with their belongings outside Managua after earthquake USAEBIN no. 2638

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75

People sitting on chairs in street outside houses in Managua after earthquake. USAEBIN no. 2638

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76

“Inspecting the ruins in downtown with Lt. Col. Dan I. Sultan C. E., officer in charge of the survey.” This photo appeared on a 2 page spread in NY Times Photogravure 1931. Talley and Sultan on ruins, along with local men moving rubble. USAEBIN no. 2642

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77

Soldiers with rifles guard the street in Managua after the earthquake. USAEBIN no. 2648

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78

Group photo of Colonel Sultan and other men outside relief tents after earthquake in Managua. USAEBIN no. 2726

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79

Letter accompanying congratulatory letter from President Herbert Hoover for Corps of Engineers soldiers of the Nicaragua Canal Survey, from Major General Lytle Brown, Chief of Engineers, 1931 May 14. USAEBIN no. 2971

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1-25

Unnumbered USAEBIN photographs; undated, 1929

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1

“Major Dan I. Sultan, C. E., U. S. Army (in white), officer in charge of the Nicaraguan Canal Survey, and Major C. P. Gross, C. E. (Brooklyn, New York), who is in command of the troops of the Nicaraguan Canal Survey.” Senior officers in uniform

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2

“Lieut. B. B. Talley, C. E., while officer in charge of the transportation and supply on the San Juan River for the USAEB-N. 1929.” Talley standing with one foot in supply boat

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3

Church building with bell tower

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4

Six officers in pith helmets and jodhpurs

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5

Two soldiers carrying cattle skull on beach next to engineer launch Ludlow

3/5

6

Nicaraguans sorting unknown crop in village

3/5

7

Talley and another soldier with dog and unknown animal pet

3/5

8

Soldier with dog and unknown animal pet

3/5

9

Canoe in rapids

3/5

10

Vegetation near stream

3/5

11

Soldier standing on boulder

3/5

12

Talley standing on boulder

3/5

13

Soldier in formation in front of tent camp

3/5

14

Native woman in print dress near fort at San Carlos

3/5

15

Man standing behind stone idol on ground

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16

“Four Nicaraguan Senoritas on a ‘Fiesta’“

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17

“‘The American Colony’ at Granada, Nicaragua, composed of the officers on duty with the Headquarters of the United States Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, and their families photographed in the patio of the San Francisco Convent, which serves as a cuartel and headquarters for the expedition”

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18

Major Dan. I. Sultan, Major C. P. Gross, and Sultan’s assistant, Lieutenant Caffey

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19

“November 14th, 1929. Company ‘B’, U. S. Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua (on canal survey). Noon chow from the can...” Men having lunch on boat

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20

“Letter of appreciation from President Herbert Hoover to General MacArthur, Chief of Staff, concerning the work of the Army Engineer Battalion on the Nicaraguan Canal Survey; 1931 May 12

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21

Man with small alligator at Engineer Battalion Headquarters at San Francisco, Granada, 1929 December

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22

Country farm scene near lake

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23

View of lake, island and volcano from shore

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24

Aerial view of relief stations and outskirts of Managua after earthquake of 1931

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25

Proof sheet with five numbered USAEBIN photos, including family scenes, a plantation, and stone idols in Granada

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1-82

Nicaragua photographs from original negatives taken by Talley; 1929-1931

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1

“A party of friends on a picnic in Nicaragua”

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2

“Not on the rocks, but still on the ox cart that carried it to the lake, is the Menocal, a launch built for the US Army Engineers in Nicaragua”

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3

“Down to the sea on an ox cart” launch boat on ox cart,

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4

“Two American visitors at the Fiesta de San Blas at Diriomo, Nicaragua. Lt. E. C. Ross, Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua”

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5

“An American institution in a foreign land. Diriomo, Nicaragua. The merry-go-round that carried its merry makers to the tune of ‘East Side, West Side, all Around the Town’, at the Fiesta de San Blas”

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5

“The water front at Granada, Nicaragua, on Lake Nicaragua.” View from dock

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“Mr. Kennedy and a Nicaraguan Indian Girl at San Carlos” Talley friend J. C. Kennedy

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7

“Sergeant Bennett with fat Don Vicente and his ‘mozo’ at the mill in the cane field”

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8

“These sourdoughs found life lonesome at Babalonia because their women would not stay with them” two miners

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9

“The heir to half-way house between Juigalpa and La Liberdad” boy standing in front of plants growing in cans

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10

“The American Consolate at Bluefields” Talley standing between two men at top of stairs to porch of large house

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11

“The ford over the Sequia at El Chile” canoe crossing river

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Subjects of the other photographs include: a wedding between a United States Army officer and a Nicaraguan woman; Talley giving smallpox vaccinations to Nicaraguans; soldiers and their families at docks; scenes of religious festivals and celebrations; engineers swimming; street scenes; boats and canoes on lakes and rivers; villages, farms, dams, and mines; scenery; and people singly and in groups

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1-85

Original negatives taken by Talley (correspond with prints in the previous folder)

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1-19

Portraits and Cartoons

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1

Portrait of Nicaraguan President Adolfo Diaz

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2

Portrait of El General Augusto C. Sandino; 1930

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3-4

“Patria Y Libertad” Revolutionary logo on extortion letter from A. C. Sandino

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5

“La Fachada Principal del Cuartel General de la Guardia Nacional. Managua - Terremoto 31/3/31.” Earthquake damaged jail in Managua

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6

“Salon Prio Donde Fue Deleite del Publico Capitalino. Managua. 31/3/31.”

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7

“Parts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica Showing the Line of the Proposed Nicaragua Canal, United States Army Engineers in Nicaragua.”

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8

“J. C. Kennedy, San Carlos, Nic.” Portrait of J. C. Kennedy

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9

“G. F. Borden, M. D., To my friend Lt. B. B. Talley” Portrait of man in suit and hat

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10

U. S. Army sergeant with wife and two small children

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11

Woman on ship’s deck, probably at the port of Corinto

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12-13

Portraits of J. C. Kennedy at San Carlos

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14-16

Talley and young local woman near tent camp, USAEBIN Nos. 206-208

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17

Portrait of Talley sitting with dog on lounge chair in patio at Granada (1 black and white negatives, 5 X 7 inch).

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Portrait of Talley’s young son standing in garden, USAEBIN Nos. 2468 & 2469; circa 1931

3/9

 

Archeological Artifacts; circa 1931

3/9

1-13

USAEBIN Nos. 2363-2364, 2366-2371, 2378-1980. Pictographic drawings carved in a basalt slab on the Isla de los Muertos near Zapatera Island

3/9

14-49

Stone idols from Zapatera Island displayed in the patio at the university in Granada

3/9

50-105

Small artifacts

3/9

77-105

Negatives

3/10

1-24

Engineers trucks with water pumps travel into countryside, Nos. 0-23; circa 1929-1931

3/11

1-16

Ships: Engineers’ supplies being loaded onto large transport ship at port in Brooklyn, New York. U. S. Army Transport Kenowis also in port, U. S. Army Transport Chateau Thierry approaching harbor and at dock

3/12

1-11

Soldiers at Engineers’ headquarters in Granada, area buildings, three church bells, and people in square in front of monastery at San Francisco in Granada; circa 1929-1931

3/13

1-2

Baseball team on steps in front of Engineers’ Headquarters in Granada, and playing game at stadium in front of covered bleachers

Part 1. Series 7: Fort Schuyler, New York; 1931-1934. 0.01 cubic feet.
Photographs of Fort Schuyler, New York, where Talley was stationed with the 29th Engineer Battalion. Summer and winter views of fort buildings, grounds, and surrounding waters, plus views of Talley with rod, reel, and fish and Talley’s living quarters. Item numbers reflect the order in which the photographs appear              

Box/Folder

Item

Description

3/14

1

Talley with rod, reel, bait can and fish

3/14

2

“Looking from parade ground towards Point Roade, left center. Taken in winter. Officers quarters in front”

3/14

3-4

Buildings, grounds and breakwater in summer

3/14

5-9

Winter scenes on fort or surrounding area, and ship in channel

3/14

10-14

Winter scenes of ice, snow, and ships in channel off fort

3/14

15-17

Two women with baby and pet dog at Lt. Tilley’s quarters on fort

3/14

18-22

Talley’s young son and pet dog playing outside family’s quarters on fort

Part 1. Series 8: Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio papers; 1934-1940. 0.15 cubic feet.
This series consists of papers from Talley’s stationing at Wright Field with the Engineer Detachment, Air Corps Materiel Division, from 1934 to 1937. He was involved there with photogrammetry, or mapping using aerial photographs. The papers consist of military files, including officers’ directories, the order promoting Talley to the rank of captain, and an Army Air Corps Materiel Division newsletter with a photograph of Talley; his articles and lectures; and records from his participation as a guest lecturer for the Institute of Geographical Exploration at Harvard University. Also included are Talley’s reports, correspondence, publications, and souvenir items from the National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flights for which he served as ground crew member and aerial observer.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/15

Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio military files: Officers’ directories, special orders, Program of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the American Society of Photogrammetry, Air Corps News Letter, correspondence, figure of an adjustment of a radial line plot

1934-1937

3/16

Wright Field articles and lectures

undated, 1934, 1936

3/17

Institute of Geographical Exploration, Harvard University

1934-1940

3/18

“Special Report: Study of the Vertical Aerial Photographs Taken on the National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight”

1934

3/19

Bureau of Standards Reports

1934

3/20

Correspondence

1934 July-December

3/21

The National Geographic Society-U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight of 1934 in the Balloon “Explorer”; National Geographic Society Contributed Technical Papers, Stratosphere Series, No. 1; Washington

1935

3/22

Times Wide World Photos of preparations for the Stratosphere Flight; New York Times, Rotogravure Picture Section

1934 July 8

3/23

Stratosphere Flight of 1935 (“Explorer II”): Talley’s letters, memorandum, trip account, and souvenir items

1935-1936

3/24

The National Geographic Society-U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight of 1935 in the Balloon “Explorer II”; National Geographic Society, Contributed Technical Papers, Stratosphere Series, Number 2, Washington

1936

Part 1. Series 9: Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio photographs; 1934-1936. 0.4 cubic feet.
This subseries consists of personal and professional photographs and photo post cards of the preparation for, launching, flight, and landing of these pioneering balloon flights into the stratosphere. Explorer and Explorer II, and they were launched from a camp near Rapid City, South Dakota. Item numbers reflect the sequence of items within a given folder. Numbers found on individual photographs appear in the descriptions of those photographs.

Box/Folder

Item

Description

3/25

1-7

Aerial photographs from the flights mounted on paperboard; 1935

3/26

1-10

Portraits and stratosphere photo (10 black and white prints, 1 black and white negative); undated, 1935

3/26

1

Captain Albert W. Stevens in uniform

3/26

2-3

Talley in three-piece suit in front of brick building

3/26

4

Talley in shirt and tie in front of gondola trailer

3/26

5-6

“To Captain B.B. Talley with best wishes, AW Stevens OA Anderson” Captains Orville A. Anderson and Albert W. Steven and Anderson in office with trophy cup, National Geographic Society flag, and stratosphere flight photographs; Photo No. 83369-A; circa 1935

3/26

 7-8

Captains Stevens and Anderson in harnesses and helmets in front of balloon gondola; 1935

3/26

9

Group photo in front of brick building, probably Wright Field; undated

3/26

10

“The First Photograph Ever Made Showing the Division Between the Troposphere and the Stratosphere and Also the Actual Curvature of the Earth - Photographed from an Elevation of 72,395 Feet, the Highest Point Ever Reached by Man”; Photograph by Captain Albert W. Stevens, Copyright Supplement to the National Geographic Magazine. Photo No. 65908; 1936 May

3/27 

1-10

Photo post cards; 1934-1935

3/27 

1

“Major W. E. Kepner and Capt. A. W. Stevens (Pilot and Scientific Observer), National Geographic Society - U.S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight - Ascent, Rapid City, S.D., 1934.” Published by Rise Studio, No. 808

3/27 

2

“On the way to Stratosphere Bowl”; Photo by Rise Studio, No. 809; 1934

3/27 

3

 “Capt Albert W. Stevens, America’s Ace Air Photographer, Arrives at Rapid City. Capt. Stevens will act as Scientific Observer on Flight.” Stevens at door of plane; Photo by Rise Studio, No. 811; 1934

3/27 

4

“Army Transport (Fokker) Plane which will follow Stratosphere Balloon on its flight.”; Photo by Rise, No. 812; 1934

3/27 

5

“Capt. Stevens and Lt. Anderson with Gondola”; Photo by Rise Studio, No. 815; circa 1934

3/27 

6

“Preparing Gondola for Flight”; Rise Photo, No. S-3; 1935

3/27 

7

“Rigging Gondola”; Rise Photo, No. S-5; 1935

3/27 

8

“Members of the Flight Personnel of Explorer I holding a press conference in front of the Headquarters cabin in Stratobowl near Rapid City, South Dakota.”; National Geographic Society; 1934

3/27 

9

“Captain Albert W. Stevens, Air Corps, (center) Leader of the Expedition and Scientific Observer. Captain Orvil A. Anderson, Air Corps, (right) Pilot of the Stratosphere Balloon Explorer II. Captain Randolph P. Williams, Air Corps (left) Alternate Pilot and Ground Operations Officer.”; National Geographic Society; 1935

3/27 

10

“The stratosphere balloon Explorer I is shown tugging at its mooring ropes prior to the ascension from the Stratobowl near Rapid City, South Dakota, on July 28, 1934.” National Geograpic Society

3/28

1-18

Stratosphere camp and balloon aerial photographs; 1935

3/28

1

(V1-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

2

(V3-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

3

(V4-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

4

(V5-349-I-BF)(6- -35-1P)(12-3000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

5

(V6-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

6

(V6-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

7

(01-349-I-BF)(7-1-35-1P)(12-1500) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

8

(02-349-I-BF)(7-11-35-4P)(12-500) Stratosphere Balloon

3/28

9

(03-349-I-BF)(7-11-35-4P)(12-500) Stratosphere Balloon

3/28

10

(04-349-I-BF)(7-11-35-6P)(12-400) Stratosphere Balloon

3/28

11

(05-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-1000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

12

(06-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-1000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

13

(07-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(24-1500) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

14

(08-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(24-1500) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

15

(09-349-I-BF)(7-1-35-12N)(12-3000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

16

(10-349-I-BF)(7-1-35-12N)(12-3000) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

17

(G1-BF)(7-1-35-11A) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/28

18

(G2-BF)(7-1-35-11A) Strato Camp, S.D.

3/29

1-47

Stratosphere flight taken from airplane (numbered photos); circa 1934

3/29

1

“Bowl & Crowds after Early Morning Takeoff” No. 12

3/29

2

“Bowl & Road to Rapid City after Takeoff” No. 13

3/29

3

“Looking N. - Black Hills & Rapid City” No. 17

3/29

4

“Looking W. over So. Fork Cheyenne R. at Black Hills – Balloon 12,000’, Photo Ship 20,000’“ No. 25

3/29

5

“Balloon over Edge of Mesa in Bad Lands” No. 26

3/29

6

“Beginning ascent from 12,000’ over Pine Ridge Indian Res.” No. 33

3/29

7

“Balloon 20,000’ - Photo Ship 24,000’“ No. 38

3/29

8

“24,000’ Alt.” No. 43

3/29

9

“Balloon 28,000’” No. 45

3/29

10

“Balloon 30,000 - Spectrograph” No. 48

3/29

11

“Balloon 40,000’ over N. Nebr. from airplane @ 25,600’“ No. 52

3/29

12

“Descent - 25,000’” No. 60

3/29

13

“Descent - 20,000’” No. 62

3/29

14

“Descent - 17,000’” No. 64

3/29

15

“15,000’ - near Holdredge, Nebr.” No. 67

3/29

16

“12,000’ - N. Platte R.” No. 70

3/29

17

“10,000’“ No. 72

3/29

18

“12,000’ - Gondola & Moon” No. 78

3/29

19

“12,000’ - Lowering Spectograph” No. 79

3/29

20

“12,000’ - Lowering Spectograph - Black Hills in background” No. 86

3/29

21

“S. Fork Cheyenne R. ‘ McAllister’s plane upper left” No. 95

3/29

22

“Over Eroded Bad Lands” No. 100

3/29

23

“N. Platte R.” No. 110

3/29

24

“6,000’ - Looking S.E. - Holdredge in distance” No. 117

3/29

25-27

Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, no. 151, 179, 195

3/29

28-32

Stratosphere Camp, no. 160, 230, 231, 233,
S-27

3/29

33-42

Black Hills and George Washington’s face carved into Mount Rushmore, no. 173, 175, 182, 186, 188, 207, 208, 212, 213, 222

3/29

43

“The First Stage of the Flight”

3/29

44

“Approaching the Second Stage of the Flight” (two different views of the balloon)

3/29

45

“Nearing the End”

3/29

46

“The Gondola with Instrument Arms Outstretched”

3/29

47

“The Crash”

3/29

48

Close-up of lower balloon tearing away

3/30

1-42

Explorer II ascent and descent taken from airplane (numbered set, EII #1 to 42); 1935

3/31 

1-13

Numbered aerial photos, probably taken from balloon (numbered prints, no identification) Photo Nos.: 3-193, 3-194, 3-219, 3-220, 3-230, 3-231, 4-301, 4-346, 4-347, 9-859, 9-860, 9-893, 9-894; undated

3/32

1-83

Talley photos taken at Stratobowl camp before Explorer II flight. Subjects include: Albert W. Steven, Benjamin B. Talley, and Manila D. Talley, and others in front of balloon gondola in shed; area Indians posing in front of balloon gondola; men preparing balloon gondola for flight; NBC radio broadcast facilities; Stratobowl camp and launch area; area scenery; men launching weather balloons; camp headquarters building; night inflation of balloon; men attaching balloon to gondola, and airplanes used to follow flights at airfield with hangars; 1935

Box 25

1-88

Talley photos taken at Stratobowl camp rolled negatives

Part 1. Series 10: Portland, Oregon photographs; 1937-1940. 0.02 cubic feet.
This series consists of photographs from Talley’s stationing at Portland, Oregon. Included are portraits of Talley, images depicting mapping facilities and equipment of the 29th Engineers Battalion, and some personal photographs.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/33

Talley portraits

undated, 1939

3/34

29th Engineers: photographs primarily of mapping facilities and equipment with one image each of unit basketball team, kitchen, and dress parade. Talley is in only one these photographs

undated

Part 1. Series 11: Alaska papers; 1940-1943. 0.25 cubic feet.
This subseries consists of  a memorandum to Colonel Dunn, as well as Talley’s daily logs, written during the period in which he was in charge of construction in Yakutat (October to December 1940) and Officer-in-Charge of Alaskan Construction (January 1941 to June 1943). These logs provide a detailed and comprehensive account of military construction in Alaska during much of World War II, particularly the construction of garrisons at Seward and Whittier, in the interior of Alaska, and in the Aleutians. In the logs, Talley also records his participation several reconnaissance missions to the Aleutians, and accounts of his participation in the landing on Adak and the Battle of Attu. The logs also contain much important information on command relationships in Alaska, and the labor, supply, and transportation situation in the territory during the war.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

3/35

Memorandum to Colonel Dunn concerning construction projects in Alaska

1941 February 10

3/36

Daily log. Transcript available

1940 October 22 - December 31

3/37

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 January 4-18

3/38

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 January 19-24

3/39

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 January 25 - February 25

3/40

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 February 26 - March 16

3/41

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 March 17-24

3/42

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 March 25-29

3/43

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 March 30 - April 4

3/44

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 April 5-15

3/45

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 April 16-30

3/46

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 May 1-13

3/47

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 May 14-25

3/48

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 May 26-30

3/49

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 May 31 - June 10

3/50

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 June 11-25

3/51

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 June 25 - July 2

3/52

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 July 3-20

3/53

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 July 20-26

3/54

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 July 27 - August 17

3/55

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 August 17-24

3/56

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 August 25 - September 7

3/57

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 September 8-10

3/58

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 September 11-24

3/59

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 September 25 - October 27

3/60

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 October 28 - November 6

3/61

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 November 26 - December 9

3/62

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 December 10-21

3/63

Daily log. Transcript available

1941 December 22-1942  January 4

3/64

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 January 5-18

3/65

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 January 19 - February 13

3/66

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 February 14 - March 27

3/67

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 March 28 - April 26

3/68

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 April 27 - May 8

3/69

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 May 9-26

3/70

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 May 27 - June 20

3/71

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 June 21 - July 8

3/72

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 July 9 - September 15

3/73

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 September 16 - October 16

3/74

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 October 17 - November 8

3/75

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 November 9-24

3/76

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 November 25 - December 2

3/77

Daily log. Transcript available

1942 December 2-1943 January 1

3/78

Daily log. Transcript available

1943 January 2-14

3/79

Daily log. Transcript available

1943 January 15 - February 5

3/80

Daily log. Transcript available

1943 February 6 - March 13

3/81

Daily log. Transcript available

March 14 - April 12, 1943

3/82

Daily log. Transcript available

1943 April 13 - June 13

3/83

Whittier Tunnel “Holing Through” ceremony and Army-Navy Production Award presentation ceremony

1942 November 20, 1943 January 9

3/84

Plant specimens collected by Talley during Alaska Campaign

1942-1943

4/1

Clippings

1940-1943

Part 1. Series 12: Alaska photographs; undated, 1940-1943. 0.25 cubic feet.
This subseries consists of photographs from Talley’s service in Alaska. Locations where the images were taken include: Adak, Cold Bay, Fairbanks, Fort Richardson, Seward, Anchorage, Umnak, Whittier (“Holing Through” ceremony, November 1942), Yakutat, Attu, and Kiska.


Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

4/2

1

Adak: first plane to land

1941 April 1

4/3

1

Amchitka: Talley on reconnaissance at Constantine Harbor

1942 December

4/4

1-13

Animals: brown bear killed on Kodiak Island, mauled cow, foxes on Adak Island, fox kit, and caribou calf

undated, 1941

4/5

1-7

Cold Bay: Blue Goose airplane at dock after forced landing

circa 1942 June

4/6

1-7

Fairbanks area: Talley with dog sled and team

1941 April

4/7

1-5

Fort Richardson, Anchorage Engineers Area Office: Colonel Talley, executive officer Captain D. O. Givens, and Lieutenant Baum standing in front of office sign on side of building

1941

4/8

1-3

Mt. McKinley area railroad inspection: Colonel B. C. Dunn, Captain Talley, and Colonel C. H. Lee in civilian clothes at station house and on railroad tracks

1940 September

4/9

1-4

Manila Point at Seward Harbor and railroad car. Talley traveled from Yakutat to Seward, where he was met by Alaska Railroad manager Col. Ohlsen, who had traveled there on his personal railroad motor car. One of these photographs is Manila Point, and the other three are of railroad tracks and Colonel Ohlsen’s motor car

1941

4/10

1

Dr. Romig’s place toward Spenard: frosted trees and gate in winter

undated

4/11

1-4

Talley: Distinguished Service Medal presentation at engineers office in Anchorage; U. S. Army Photos

1942

4/11

1

General Simon Buckner pinning medal on Talley with Colonel Edwin in center

undated

4/11

2

General Buckner shaking hand with Talley after pinning.

undated

4/11

3

Portrait of Talley wearing medal

undated

4/11

4

Group photo, including: Lieutenant Colonel Leon B. DeLong, Victor C. Rivers (chief engineer), Lieutenant Colonel B. B. Talley, Robert Musser (assistant chief engineer), Major Dodson O. Givens (executive officer), and Lieutenant James D. Bush

undated

4/12

1-13

Talley: Portraits

1941-1942

4/12

1-2

Lieutenant Colonel Talley at desk

undated

4/12

3-5

Colonel Talley in garrison cap

undated

4/12

6-9

Colonel Talley in dress uniform

undated

4/12

10

Colonel Talley in garrison cap in front of Army Engineers Area Office door

undated

4/12

11

Bearded Colonel Talley in rain jacket on reconnaissance in the Aleutians

1942 December

4/12

12

Talley in knit cap and rain jacket on reconnaissance in the Aleutians

undated

4/12

13

Talley in winter jacket with hood up, tractor in background

undated

4/13

1-7

Talley with others

undated, 1943

4/13

1-2

Colonel Talley and unidentified man in front of Quonset hut; Roger Dudley, commercial photographer, Seattle, Washington

undated

4/13

3

Colonel Talley and Colonel Erie in front of map; Public Relations #414

undated

4/13

4-5

Luncheon at Pacific Huts, Inc. at Seattle, Washington. Those pictured include Major J. D. Lang, Colonel Talley, Frank Hobbs (President, Pacific Huts, Inc.), Major General H. G. Winsor (Northwest Director, War Manpower Commission), George K. Comstock (Executive Vice President, Pacific Huts, Inc

1943 February 24

4/13

6-7

Colonel Talley, Colonel Richard Park (Division Engineer, North Pacific Division), and Captain J. D. Lang examine plans on Park’s desk, Seattle; Public Relation #415 & 416

undated

4/14

1-15

Umnak survey parties. Those people identified include: Second Lieutenant C. H. Lee (chief of party), Colonel Everett C. Davis (chief of survey), and Colonel Talley

1940-1942

4/15

1-4

Volcanoes: Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutians. Popov Volcano is identified in three of the photographs

undated

4/16

1-25

Whittier: Construction Building Shop, Whittier Tunnel “Holing Through” ceremony

1942

4/16

1-4

Construction building shop interior views

1942

4/16

5

“Enroute Anchorage to Tunnel Site.” Interior of railroad car. Robert Atwood at left

1942 November

4/16

6

“General Buckner addressing the employees and guests of the banquet - Whittier Camp”

1942 November

4/16

7

“Col. Ohlsen - ditto.” Col. Ohlsen speaking at banquet

1942 November

4/16

8

“‘Friends, Romans, countrymen - keep your ears - mine are sufficient thank you’ (Not the benediction - just my usual humor) They ain’t hungry they’ve done >et.” Left to right: Col. Otto Ohlsen, Al Coker (Superintendent in charge of construction), and Col. Talley speaking

1942 November

4/16

9

“Preparing for the last shot.” General Buckner with hand on switch

1942 November

4/16

10

“Here we go!” Gen. Buckner throws switch

1942 November

4/16

11

“lst try - nothing happened- (blew a fuse) Gen. Buckner throws the switch”

1942 November

4/16

12

“Waiting for the tunnel to clear after the last blast - Bear Valley Portal”

1942 November

4/16

13

Believe it or not - the 2 ends meet

1942 November

4/16

14

“What the inside of a well const’d tunnel looks like”

1942 November

4/16

15

“Watch your step.” Men walking through rubble in tunnel

1942 November

4/16

16

“Over the last muck pile. You will note the ghost of C. Chaplain in The Gold Rush. “Left to right: Rusty Dow (only woman in party at left), Gen. Buckner (right foreground), Col. Talley, and civilian

1942 November

4/16

17

“It’s pretty funny” General Buckner congratulates Col. O.F. Ohlsen

1942 November

4/16

18

“You did a fine job’ Talley to Coker ‘Thanks’ Coker to Talley.” Col. Talley congratulates Al Coker. Left to right: Gen. Buckner, Col. Ohlsen

1942 November

4/16

19

“The 2 tunnel foremen meet at the center of the tunnel. L to R: Col. O. F. Ohlsen mgr Ak RR, Col. B.B. Talley, Gen. Buckner”

1942 November

4/16

21

“The return of the tramline (Chaplain is with us again).”

1942 November

4/16

22

“It must have been pleasant news - I don’t recall.” Col. Talley and Col. Post

1942 November

4/16

23

“1st load of passengers thru the tunnel - on the way in”

1942 November

4/16

24

“It is cold - and all are sober (-2E F)”

1942 November

4/16

25

“This one wouldn’t start either. “Automobile on flatbed railcar

1942 November

4/17

1-36

Yakutat: general scenes

1940-1941

4/17

1

“Yakutat, Alaska.” Libby McNeil Cannery. Staff quarters in foreground. Cannery center with dock on left

1940

4/17

2

“Yakutat, Alaska” Town from harbor

1940

4/17

3

“Hidden Glacier near Yakutat, Alaska”

undated

4/17

4

Interior of native church full with congregation

1940

4/17

5

Yakutat from harbor

undated

4/17

6

Cannery superintendent’s quarters, Libby McNeil Cannery. Quarters occupied by Col. and Mrs. B.B. Talley,  1940 October to 1941 January 7

undated

4/17

7

Dock and town of Yakutat looking to the northeast

undated

4/17

8

Yakutat looking from the west across the bay

undated

4/17

9

Bulldozer clearing field

undated

4/17

10

“BBT (center) with salmon caught from bridge over the [?] River 5 miles south of Yakutat at terminus of railroad”

undated

4/17

11

“Upper reaches of Yakutat Bay looking North East”

undated

4/17

12

“Live Seals on Iceberg Near Yakutat”

undated

4/17

13

Yakutat in distance from southwest

undated

4/17

14-16

Views of Yakutat from harbor

undated

4/17

17

Yakutat from west

undated

4/17

18-19

Construction party at Yakutat doing soil testing (original prints)

undated

4/17

20

Four radio towers with platforms in clearing

undated

4/17

21

Road scene at Yakutat after and before digging clams

undated

4/17

22-24

Aerial views of Yakutat and radio towers

undated

4/17

25

View of Yakutat with Libby McNeil Cannery in foreground

undated

4/17

26-29

Views of radio tower and building in clearing

undated

4/17

30-33

Libby McNeil Cannery. Quarters leased to army during construction of airfield

undated

4/17

34

Aerial of Yakutat. Libby McNeil Cannery at left and docks at right

undated

4/17

35

B.A. Jack, native carver, and a harpoon he was making.

undated

4/17

36

Left to right: Sam George, Peter Lawrence, David Hewey, and Sheldon James.

undated

4/18

1-6

Yakutat: Christmas picnic

1940 December 25

4/18

1

Left to right: Capt. Frank Loomis, Manila Talley, Lois “Sunny” Loomis, and Capt. B.B. Talley

1940 December 25

4/18

2

Left to right: Lois “Sunny” Loomis, Capt. Frank Loomis, Manila Talley, and Lois Ba

1940 December 25

4/18

3

Enroute to Christmas dinner in the open. Left to right: Manila Talley, Captain B.B. Talley, Lois Baum, Second Lieutenant John Baum, Lois “Sunny” Loomis, and Captain Frank Loomis

1940 December 25

4/18

4

Left to right: Manila Talley, Lois Baum, Lois “Sunny” Loomis, and Captain Frank Loomis

1940 December 25

4/18

5

Left to right: Captain B.B. Talley, Captain Frank Loomis, Lois Baum, Lois “Sunny” Loomis, Lieutenant Birch (behind), Manila Talley, civilian engineer, and Second Lieutenant John Baum

1940 December 25

4/18

6

Capt. Frank Loomis and wife Lois “Sunny” Loomis (followed Talley as R. E. at Yakutat)

1940 December 25

4/19

1-5

Yakutat: First plane to land at Yakutat Field

1941 May 8

4/20

1-2

Yakutat: Airport opening

1941 May

4/20

1

Left to right beside plane: Gov. Ernest Greuning, Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lieutenant Francis Loomis (Resident Engineer), Major B.B. Talley, and Colonel George Nold

1941 May

4/20

2

Left to right: unknown officer, Major B.B. Talley, and Gov. Ernest Greuning (back to camera)

1941 May

4/21

1-7

Yakutat: Aerial views, flying to Yakutat

circa 1941

4/22

1-14

World War II photographs

undated, 1940-1943

4/22

1

Japanese water depth gauge; U.S. Army Air Corps photo

1943 June 6

4/22

2

General Simon Buckner near headquarters command post in the Aleutians

undated

4/22

3

Partial Mosaic, Holtz Bay, Attu Island (mosaic of aerial photographs

1943 March

4/22

4

“Embarkation of Co. ‘B’, 28th Engineers aboard the U.S.A.T. ETOLIN, Tamgas Bay, Annette Island, Alaska”

1940 October 2

4/22

5

Grave marker: “Sleeping here. A brother in arms who lost youth and happiness for his Motherland, July 25th, Nippon Army”

undated

4/22

6

“Canadian and U.S. flags fly over Kiska”; U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo

1943 August

4/22

7

Japanese submarine, Kiska

1943

4/22

8

The 28th Engineers landing supplies at Shemya

undated

4/22

9

“Gen. S.B. Buckner (CG. Of Alaska Defense Command) looking at the American flag hoisted above the captured Japanese headquarters in Chichagof Bay after the Japanese had been routed and the island was again in the hands of the Americans. L to R: Lt. Col. Nelson, C.O.; Gen. Buckner, CG of ADC; Col. Culin, C.O. of Holtz Bay forces, during Gen. Buckner’s inspection tour of Attu, Alaska Chichagof Bay”

1943 June 2

4/22

10

Japanese bombing of Dutch Harbor

undated

4/22

11

“DOWN BUT NOT OUT. Colonel B.B. Talley resting on the beach during a reconnaissance of Tanaga Island to determine its suitability for an air base. Conditions were suitable on Tanaga, but the advantages of the excellent harbors of Adak outweighed favorable condition at Tanaga, and Adak was rightfully chosen as the site for a major air and naval base in the mid-Aleutians”

1942 October 24

4/22

12

“An officer & gentleman” Colonel Talley in raincoat holding chin

undated

4/22

13

Combination print of five images: man with transom, landing craft unloading supplies on beach, bomber landing or taking off, men laying Marston matting for air field, and tractor; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo

undated

4/22

14

Sign marking Engineer Hill on Attu Island, named in honor of the 50th Engineer Regiment that fought the last Japanese counterattack on May 29, 1943; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo

undated

4/23

1-44

Alaska scenery

 circa 1941

Part 1. Series 13: Europe materials; 1943-1944. 0.15 cubic feet.
This series consists of papers and photographs from Talley’s service in the European Theatre of Operations, where he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans in V Corps (August 1943-June 1944), Omaha Beach Commander (June-August 1944), Omaha District Commander (August, October-December 1944), Normandy Base Section Commander (August-October 1944), and First U. S. Engineers Special Brigade Commander (December 1944). Papers from this period include a personal diary (June-July 1943), Normandy invasion documents, orders (June 1944), and other papers concerning the evacuation of prisoners of war (June 1944), congressional visitors to Utah Beach Command (September 1944), activities of the 5th and 6th Engineers Special Brigades, and artificial ports and harbors during the D-Day invasion (after-action report, December 1944). Also included are letters of appreciation to Talley from superior officers, and records of Talley receiving the U. S. Distinguished Service Cross, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm. The photographs include a group photograph of V Corps officers, views of an English manor house, and photo postcards.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

4/24

 Diary, Headquarters, V Corps; An account of Talley’s departure from Alaska and his arrival in England

circa 1943 June-July

4/25

V Corps Normandy Invasion Documents

1944 May

4/26

Orders

1944 June

4/27

Evacuation of Prisoners of War, Headquarter, First U.S. Army

1944 June

4/28

Congressional Visitors to Utah Beach Command

1944 September, 1945 February

4/29

Headquarters, 5th and 6th Engineer Special Brigade (ESB) documents

1944 October-December

4/30

Part VII: Artificial Ports and Harbors, of after-action report on the D-Day Invasion

circa 1944 December

4/31

Letters of appreciation

1944 August-December

4/32

Awards

1944-1945

4/33

Recommendation of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade for the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque

1946

4/34

Group photo of V Corps officers, signed by members

circa 1944

4/35

English manor house; U.S. Army Pictorial Service; Negative Nos. ETO-FA-44-155, ETO-FA-44-156, ETO-FA-44-159

1944

4/36

French post cards: Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Castilly, par Lison, country scenes, Cherbourg city scenes, sail boat race

 circa 1944

4/37

Cherbourg Museum: Normandy Invasion exhibit

undated, 1954

Part 1. Series 14: Okinawa and Korea; 1945. 0.15 cubic feet.
This series consists of papers from Talley’s service during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan, and the occupation of Korea. Talley commanded the U. S. Engineers Special Brigade in the Pacific-Asiatic Theatre (June-August 1945), and was Deputy Commander of the Army Service Forces in Korea (August-November 1945). Talley’s papers from Okinawa include an informational bulletin on the formation of the Okinawa District Engineers, drafts of Talley’s messages during the invasion, and a Japanese Kiri Leaf leaflet. Talley’s papers from Korea include intelligence documents, memoranda, an advance party journal, letters to his wife concerning his activities there, proclamations from General McArthur to the people of Korea, Japanese documents of surrender, and souvenir items.

Box/Folder

Description

Date

4/38

Okinawa: Information bulletin, messages concerning the invasion, leaflet dropped on Japanese troops

1945

Oversize folder 1

Okinawa Base Development Plan, Revisions as of June 1, 1945; Commander Construction Troops, Island Command, A. P. O. 331; Scale 1:100,000

1945 June 1

4/39

Korea: intelligence documents

1945 August

4/40

Korea: memoranda

1945 September

4/41

Korea: journal, Advance Party, XXIV Corps, Kyongsong, Korea; By Colonel B. B. Talley

1945 September 5

4/42

Korea: messages and drafts: Military messages sent by Col. Talley while in Korea to the commanding general, XXVI Corps, U.S. Army and various other officers. The messages concern the arrival of the Japanese surrender party in Korea, the disposition of Japanese military equipment and supplies in Pusan, Korea, the withdrawal of Japanese forces, civilian internees, and other subjects

1945 September

4/43

Korea: handwritten accounts and reports

undated, 1945 September 3-5

4/44

Personal notebooks kept by Talley while in Korea

1945

Oversize folder 1

Proclamations 1, 2, and 3 (in English, Japanese, and Korean) issued by General McArthur to the People of Korea. The proclamations concern currency, crimes and offenses, and the authority of United States military forces

1945 September 7

4/45

Documents of surrender of the Japanese at Seoul, Korea

1945 September 9

4/46

Korea memorabilia

1945

4/47

Gold-covered Buddha presented to the National Geographic Society by Benjamin B. Talley for Korean owner, documents and photographs

1945-1947

4/48

Group photos of Major General G. X. Cheves and Staff, ASCOM 24. Talley was the deputy commander of the unit, and is seated to the right of General Cheves

1945

4/49

Simon Bolivar Buckner Monument and Memorial photographs

1946

Part 1. Series 15: Huntington, West Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky Papers; 1945-1948, 1974. 0.35 cubic feet.
This series consists of Talley’s papers from his service as district engineer in Huntington, West Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky, in the Ohio River Division of the Corps of Engineers. Talley’s papers from this period include correspondence, prepared speeches, speeches by others, conference materials, articles and papers on radar navigation and mapping of inland waterways, biographical clippings, and clippings concerning floodwalls in the Louisville District.


Box/Folder

Description

Date

4/50

Correspondence and related materials

1946-1948

4/51-53

Prepared speeches

1946-1948

4/54

Speeches by others

1944, 1947-1948

4/55

Conference programs, proceedings, and related materials

undated, 1946-1948

4/56

Articles, papers, maps, and related materials on radar navigation of inland waterways

undated, 1947-1949

4/57

Personal clippings

1946-1948

4/58

Floodwall, Louisville District: newspaper clippings

1947-1948

Part 1. Series 16: Subseries Huntington, West Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky photographs; 1946-1948. 0.25 cubic feet.
This subseries consists primarily of official photographs from Talley’s service in Huntington and Louisville in the Ohio River Division of the Corps of Engineers. Many of the images are of groundbreaking ceremonies for area flood protection projects. Of particular interest are photographs of the ceremony, in 1947, in which Talley was presented with the Oak Leaf Cluster for the Legion of Merit.


Box/Folder

Item

Description

Date

4/59

1-6

Legion of Merit medal presented to Lieutenant Colonel John P. Cruickshank, Army Reserve, Huntington, West Virginia, by Colonel Talley at private dinner

1946

4/60

1-10

Oak Leaf Cluster of the Legion of Merit presented to Colonel Talley for service on Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion, by Brigadier General D. L. Weart, Division Engineer, Cincinnati, Ohio

1947

4/61

1-4

Louisville Floodwall groundbreaking ceremony at 39th and Rudd, performed by Colonel Talley and Louisville Mayor E. Leland Taylor

1947 March 20

4/62

1-3

A. J. Stewart, Vice President of Citizens Fidelity and Trust Company, presents $350,000 check to Colonel Talley to complete purchase of the Gibbs-Inman Building in Louisville for a permanent home for the Corps of Engineers

1947 June 24

4/63

1-12

Cagles Mill Reservoir Outlet Works groundbreaking ceremony, performed by Colonel Talley, Governor Ralph Gates, and contractor John Kenney

1948 July 1

4/64

1-5

Covington Floodwall groundbreaking ceremony, performed by Colonel Talley and Cincinnati Mayor William F. Rolfes

1948 July 21

4/65

1-18

Farewell dinner for Colonel Talley on his departure from the Louisville District

1948 August

5/1

1-4

Portraits: Colonel Talley, Major General D. L. Weart

 undated, 1946

5/2

1-46

Ohio River Division photographs

1947-1948

5/2

1

Lou. F. Wall, equipment operator, is presented with $10 bonus by Mr. Jones, construction superintendent, Terry & Steadman Construction Company (Colonel Talley in foreground); Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Photo

1947 September 21

5/2

2

Colonel Talley and Major General Weart in front of display for engineer radar survey equipment and related Ohio River navigational charts; Received from “The Work Boat,” New Orleans, Louisiana

1948 February 20

5/2

3

Dinner on the occasion of turnover to the City of Cincinnati of the Mill Creek Barrier Dam Project; Left to right: W. R. Kellogg (city manager), Colonel Talley, Morris Edwards, D. K. Fuller, H. A. Seaman, and Don Rolf; Osbourne & O’Hagan, photographers, Cincinnati

1948 February 26

5/2

4

Ohio River Division senior engineers at Cincinnati office; left to right: B. B. Talley (District Engineer, Louisville), H. V. Canan (District Engineer, Nashville), Major General D. L. Weart (Division Engineer), A. M. Nelson (Huntington), and F. H. Falkner (Pittsburgh)

1948 February

5/2

5

Left to right: Colonel Talley, Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Major General Douglas Weart, and Lieutenant General Raymond A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers) view flood control model at the Waterways and Flood Control Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio; Marsh Photographic Studio, Cincinnati

1948

5/2

6

Men talking at party; left to right: Mr. Kenyon, Colonel Talley, and Colonel Petit; Phot No. A337-2

undated

5/2

7

Men seated at dinner party; seated left to right: Mr. Kenyon, Major Barjuad, Colonel Bethume, Colonel Talley, Lieutenant Colonel Leguay, Colonel Adams, Colonel Dechaene, Colonel Petit, General Weckerling, General de la Boisse, Colonel Smith, Colonel De Pass, Lieutenant Colonel Amprino, Colonel MacAdam, Major Bergeron, Captain Laurent, and Lieutenant Rishell; Photo No. A-337-6

undated

5/2

8

Group photo at dinner party; seated left to right: Colonel Talley, Colonel Petchot-Bacque, Colonel Howze, and Colonel Duff; standing left to right: Major Cunningham, Colonel Jung, Mr. Valentin, Mr. L’Abbe, Major Boussarie, Colonel Leguay, Colonel Dickens, Colonel Harris, and Major Bergeron

undated

5/2

9

Group photo left to right in suits; Jim Haines, Major General Douglas L. Weart, Senator Josh Lee (Democrat, Oklahoma), and Colonel Talley

undated

5/2

10

Group photo left to right: Gertrude Weart, Manila Talley, Rae Haines, and Mrs. Josh Lee

undated

5/2

11

Pete and Rene, marriage at Evangelical Children’s Home, St. Louis, Missouri

1946 February 10

5/2

12

“Greetings & Best Wishes, Jim Kelley, 1948” Three men view certificate

undated

5/2

1-4

Colonel Talley and unidentified man speak at podium

undated

5/2

5-8

Colonel Talley, Major General Weart, and others power up river facility

undated

5/2

9-13

Colonel Talley at outdoor dinner party; U. S. Army Photographs, Nos. 1-886-(2, 3, 5, 8, and 9)/A1-50

undated

5/2

14-15

Colonel Talley at ceremony for Surveyor (riverboat with radar mapping equipment?); Kentucky Department of Highways Photo, Nos. 436-6 and 436-13

undated

5/2

16-26

Colonel Talley, Manila Talley, A. C. Ingersoll (Mississippi Valley Association), and E. Leland Taylor (Mayor, Louisville), and others at pinning ceremony for Talley at Louisville District office

undated

5/2

27-28

Colonel Talley at groundbreaking ceremony for Uniontown, Kentucky Flood Protection project

undated

5/2

29-36

Colonel Talley at document signing ceremony

undated

5/2

37-39

Colonel Talley with racks of drying tobacco, and unidentified man and woman

undated

5/2

40

Car parked in front of building with sign reading “Corbett Ave. Garage” 

undated

5/2

41

Talley with a family in front of building

undated

5/2

42

Co-operative Club International Ceremony

undated

5/2

43

Talley with four other men in military uniforms and suits

undated

5/2

44

Talley seated at a table with others at a gathering

undated

5/2

45

Talley with others standing next to horse-drawn buggies, automobiles, motorcycles, and an airplane

undated

5/2

46

Couple on steps of airplane. Written on photograph, “To our friends the Talleys with love Rae and Jim Hay[?]”

undated

Oversize folder 1

1-2

Oversize  photographs

undated

Part 1. Series 17: Late career; 1949-1956, 1971. 0.5 cubic feet.
This series consists of Talley’s papers from the last seven years of his military career. During this period, he graduated from the National War College (1949), was assigned to the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence) in Washington, D. C. (1949-1952), was division engineer for the North Atlantic Division, New York (1952-1955), and division engineer for the Mediterranean Division, Casablanca, Morocco and Nouasseur, Egypt (1955-1956). Also during this period, Talley was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in April 1955. The series consists of such items as passport and shot records, efficiency reports, publicity and letters concerning his promotion, orders, and letters concerning his retirement from active service, as well as correspondence, certificates, publications, and memorabilia. This series also includes Talley’s own personal statement on his accomplishments and experiences as head of the Mediterranean Division, written in 1971.


Box/Folder

Description

Date

5/3

Special Equipment for General Officers

1955 April

5/4

Household Goods

1953, 1955

5/5

General and Mrs. Talley’s Passport and Shot Records

1951, 1955-1956

5/6

Efficiency Reports and Papers

1953-1955

5/7

Correspondence Regarding Insurance Policies

1952-1954

5/8

Promotion to Brigadier General

1955

5/9

Congratulatory Messages to B. B. Talley

1955 March-June

5/10

Orders, Leaves of Absence, and Installation Clearance Certificate

1953-1955

5/11

Best Wishes Upon Retirement to General B. B. Talley

1956 February

5/12

Address and Invitation File and Thank You Letters

1955-1956

5/13

Professional License in State of New York

1954

5/14

Service Record Jacket: memorandum certifying Talley as physically fit, and a copy of a statement of personal history for general officers

1955

5/15

National War College and Intelligence Division, Pentagon

1949-1951

5/16

North Atlantic Division

1951-1952

5/17-22

Mediterranean Division: Correspondence, memorabilia, invitations, personnel rosters, automobile documents, personal statement

1955-1956

5/23

Retirement

1955-1956

5/24

Talley portraits: four portraits of Talley’s head and chest, and one of him at his desk

undated, 1952

5/25

Hoy W. Wong (Talley’s orderly in Europe during World War II) congratulates Talley on his promotion to brigadier general

1955 April

5/26

Talley with Vice President Richard Nixon and Colonel. J. T. O’Neill (District Engineer, New York) at Society of Military Engineers annual dinner dance in New York. Talley and O’Niell were awarded Distinguished Service crosses for D-Day operations in Normandy in 1944

1955

5/27

North Atlantic Division photographs: Talley posed with others in small boat, meeting of the Society of Military Engineers, New York Mobilization Designation Detachment #11, Public Hearing in Monterey, California, veterans group meeting, Talley meeting with officials Rhode Island officials, promotion ceremony for Corps of Engineers soldier

1952-1954

5/28

Quarters, Nouasseur Air Base, Morocco; Atlas Constructors photos, Nos. AFL 297 to 300

1956 February

5/29

 Brigadier General Talley meets with a Moroccan diplomat; Photo by D. Duncan

circa 1956

5/30

Farewell Party for General Talley; Photos by Sergeant Broome, Air Force Photo Lab

1956