Carl Alwin Schenck Collection Photograph Series
Biltmore Forest School - School at Tupper Lake, N.Y. 1910 - 1914

MC 35


Abstract:
This folder contains 38 photographs taken during the Biltmore Forestry School's sojourn in the Adirondacks. There are photographs of trees and tree nurseries. The Biltmore students are visible in some of the pictures. The majority of the photographs are dated 1911.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Biltmore Forest School - School at Tupper Lake, N.Y., 1910 - 1914
Call Number
MC 35
Extent
28
Kallitypes
10
Photographic prints
Location
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Information for Users

Preferred Citation
Carl Alwin Schenck Collection, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Copyright Notice
North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.
Processor's Note
The titles of the individual photographs were derived from the notations on the backs of the photographs. When there was no notation on the photograph, a title was created and enclosed in brackets.The information on the back of the photographs has been transcribed verbatim. The author's capitalization and punctuation have been retained exactly as originally written. When a word could not be deciphered, it is indicated by a set of empty brackets: [].

Historical Note

Dr. Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forestry had their ties severed with George W. Vanderbilt and the Biltmore Estate in 1909. From 1909 to 1914 the Biltmore Forestry school spent their time traveling between six working forestry fields. One of these fields was in New York state, near Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. These photographs are from the school's different trips to that area.

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Detailed Description of the Photographs

Bad Cutting
Item Description: A photograph of an ax stuck in a tree stump. "Bad cutting. Ax two feet long. Stump about 3' high - Balsam."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 x 4)
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Burnt Over Balsam and Spruce
Item Description: This photograph shows a burnt over forest on the shore of a lake. "Burnt over balsam & spruce land after logging. Now coming up in white birch & hopple & hard wood shrubs. No chance for second growth of pulp wood for a large number of years."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 x 5)
[Front] [Back]

Tops of Black Spruce
Item Description: This is a photograph of some spruce trees. "This picture shows the characteristic tops of black spruce."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 x 5)
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Fine Reproduction of Balsam [#1]
Item Description: A photograph of some Balsam trees. "Fine reproduction of balsam. growing fast. "
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 x 4)
[Front] [Back]

Fine Reproduction of Balsam [#2]
Item Description: A photograph of some balsam trees. "Fine reproduction of balsam & some spruce under hardwoods & spruce logged over 6 years ago."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 x 4)
Item Identification: 148
[Front] [Back]

[Cut Over Area]
Item Description: This is a photograph of an area of forest that has been badly logged. "Area cut Winter of 1907 To [sic] many trees cut. large number of wind fall & large tops left in piles. Woods here in bad condition for a good second growth for a number of years."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 4 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Red and White Pine Standards
Item Description: This photograph shows some red pine and white pine trees on the shore of a lake. "Red & white pine standards under story of black spruce, white spruce, balsam & some birch (birches small). All the best white pine & red pine cut 25 years ago. Never logged for pulp. Never hunt."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 x 5)
[Front] [Back]

Norway Pines, 1911
Item Description: A photograph of some Norway pine trees. "Norway pines near Paul Smiths on road to McArthurs in the Adirondacks, single trees [] old pastures. 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 x 4)
[Front] [Back]

Norway Pine Absolutely Peeled, April, 1911
Item Description: This is another photograph of some norway pine trees. "Notice Norway pine absolutely peeled all the way round, prior to 1903, when Krinbill discovered it. Between Paul Smiths & Forest[] Lakes April 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 3/4 x 3 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Primeval Standard of White Pine, April, 1911
Item Description: A photograph of a primeval stand of white pine trees. "White pine primeval standard over spruce & balsam & birch polewood on road to Paul Smiths from Lake Clear Adirondacks April 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 3/4 x 3 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Primeval White Pines, April, 1911
Item Description: This is another photograph of a primeval stand of white pine trees. "Isolated patches of primeval White Pines, all bent from wind, over spruce & balsam polewood near Paul Smiths Adirondacks April 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 3/4 x 3 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Pinus Resinosa [Red Pine] at Lake Clear, 1911
Item Description: A photograph of a red pine tree. "Pinus resinosa at L.Clear N.Y. 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Stand of Hemlock, Birch and Maple, 1911
Item Description: This is a photograph of a group of hemlock, birch, and maple trees near Lake Clear. There is an unidentified man in the photograph. "Conservative forestry near L.Clear N.Y. Stand of Hemlock, Birch & Maple cut now after a cut 20 yrs ago of Spruce. 1911."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Stand of Spruce, 1911
Item Description: A photograph of a stand of spruce trees that have been cut. "Conservative forestry near L.Clear N.Y. Stand of Spruce cut 20 yrs ago. 1911."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Scotch Pine Plantation, 1911
Item Description: A photograph of a scotch pine plantation near Lake Clear. "Scotch Pine plantation near L.Clear N.Y. 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

White Pine Killed By Disease, 1911
Item Description: This is a photograph of a dead white pine tree near Lake Clear. "White Pine killed by blister disease near L.Clear. N.Y. 1911."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

New York State Nursery [#1], 1911
Item Description: This photograph shows a nursery near Lake Clear. "N.Y. State nursery near L.Clear N.Y. 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

[New York State Nursery #2]
Item Description: Another view of the New York state nursery.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Image]

[New York State Nursery #3], 1910
Item Description: This is a photograph of the New York State Nursery. "Nurseries N.Y. State at Saranac Town near C.R. Pettis"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 7)
[Front] [Back]

[Nursery #1]
Item Description: This is a photograph of a group of men walking through a nursery.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Image]

[Nursery #2]
Item Description: A photograph of a nursery.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Image]

Lake Clear [#1], 1911
Item Description: This is a photograph of a Lake Clear when it was frozen over. "Lake Clear from Hotel Rice. 1911."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Lake Clear [#2], 1911
Item Description: This photographs shows the Biltmore Forestry School students crossing Lake Clear. "B.F.S. going home from field march, across L.Clear. N.Y. 1911."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Pruning of White Pine, 1911
Item Description: A photograph of a small white pine tree in the snow near Lake Clear. "The pruning of White Pine by snow. L.Clear. 1911."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Pruning of White Pine Before, 1911
Item Description: The Biltmore Forestry School students posing near a white pine tree before it has been pruned. "Pruning of W Pine near L. Clear. N.Y. 1911. Before."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Pruning of White Pine After, 1911
Item Description: The Biltmore Forestry School students posing near a white pine tree after it was pruned. "Pruning of W Pine near L. Clear. N.Y. 1911. After."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
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B.F.S. Off For Field Work, 1911
Item Description: This is a photograph of the Biltmore Forestry School students in a sleigh. "B.F.S. off for Field Work. L.Clear. N.Y. 1911"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

B.F.S. At Lake Clear
Item Description: A group photograph of the Biltmore Forestry School students at Lake Clear, New York. "B.F.S. at Lake Clear. N.Y. 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

N.S.R. Of Aspen, 1911
Item Description: This is a photograph of three unidentified men admist some aspen trees. "N.S.R. of Aspen near L.Clear N.Y. 1911."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
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Plantation of White Pine, 1911
Item Description: An unidentified man posing with some white pine trees. "N.Y. State plantation of W. Pine near L.Clear. N.Y. 1911"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Double Splash Dam, 1913
Item Description: This is a photograph of a double splash dam. "Double Splash Dam of Santa Clara Lumber Co. 1913"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Santa Clara Lumber Co., 1913
Item Description: The Biltmore Forestry School students posing at the Santa Clara Lumber Company. "Santa Clara Lumber Co. 1913"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

[Students Next to Pond]
Item Description: This photograph shows a group of men, most likely the Biltmore students, on the shore of an unidentified pond.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Image]

[Unidentified Forest]
Item Description: This is a photograph of an unidentified forest.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front]

Sugar Maple in Virgin Forest
Item Description: A photograph of some sugar maple trees. "Sugar maple in virgin forest along Woodruff Road, Adirondack Mountains, New York."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (7 3/4 x 5 1/4)
Item Identification: 5507
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

[Unidentified Trees #1]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some unidentified trees in the Adirondacks.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 64, Suite 116
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[Unidentified Trees #2]
Item Description: Another photograph of some unidentified trees in the Adirondacks.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 65, Suite 116
[Front] [Back]

Norwood Manufacturing Company
Item Description: A photograph of the Norwood Manufacturing Company's mill. "Norwood Mfg. Co. mill in the Adirondacks"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5)
Item Identification: No 124, page 212
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