The Gilbert Gaines Photograph Collection includes images of the San Diego area and southern California from the 1940s-2002, documenting Gaines's personal life and
travels. Several images document Gaines's camping trips in the Cuyamaca Mountains and San Diego County Backcountry in the
1940s, and trips to Yosemite Valley in the 1950s. Gaines's trip to Thule Air Base in Greenland and the surrounding glaciers
is well documented by a large series of 35mm slides. Also included are images from Gaines's travels to the east coast, most
notably Fort Eustis, Virginia, but also Washington D.C. and New York.
Gilbert Gaines was a certified petroleum geologist, and lived in the San Diego area from the 1940s-2010. During 1953-1954
Gaines served with the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, Artic Group, headquartered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, and conducted
geological explorations around Thule Air Base in Greenland.
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