Carl Alwin Schenck Photograph Series
Friends and Colleagues 1885 - 1948

MC 35


Abstract:

This collection contains 40 images of acquaintances of Dr. Carl Schenck dating from 1885 to 1948. These acquaintances include lecturers from the Biltmore Forestry School and Dr. Schenck's professors and associates from his student days in Germany. There are also various people in and out of the forestry profession Dr. Schenck met throughout his career.


Descriptive Summary

Title
Friends and Colleagues
Extent
24 Kallitypes
12 Photographic prints
2 Photographic postcards
2 Flyers (Printed matter)
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference staff.

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

This is a collection of images of people Dr. Carl Schenck encountered throughout his career. The collection includes photos of individuals from Schenck's student days, such as Dr. Richard Hess, who awarded Schenck his Phd. There are also images of lecturers from the Biltmore Forestry School and various people Schenck encountered in the course of his career. Some of the more notable people in this collection include: Frederick Law Olmsted, Elbert Hubbard, and Ernest Ludwig, the Grand Duke of Hessen.

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Carl Alwin Schenck Collection

Detailed Description of the Photographs

Ben Alexander [1]
Item Description: Ben Alexander posing at a desk underneath a tree.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Image]

Ben Alexander [2]
Item Description: Another view of Ben Alexander.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Image]

Sir Dietrich Brandis, c1900
Item Description: A formal studio portrait of Sir Dietrich Brandis. Brandis (1824 - 1907) was considered by Dr. Schenck to be the "grandfather of American forestry." He served as a forest superintendent in Burma and in India. Schenck became acquainted with him in Germany after Brandis's retirement in 1883. "Sir Dietrich Brandis photo made about 1900"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (6 1/4 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: page 4
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Sir Dietrich Brandis and Forestry Students, 1889
Item Description: A group photograph of Brandis and a group of forestry students. Dr. Schenck is visible in this photograph. "1889 Sir Dietrich Brandis and forestry students on a tour. Sir Dietrich sits in the center wearing a dark suit and light hat. Assistant Schenck peers from behind the boy standing beside the tree at left."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/4 x 6 1/2)
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Edgar Broadhurst, March 28, 1913
Item Description: A formal studio portrait of Edgar Broadhurst. Broadhurst lectured on Forest law at the Biltmore Forest school.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 x 4)
[Image]

Bernhard Fernow
Item Description: A photograph of Dr. Bernhard Fernow. Fernow (1851 - 1923) headed the Division of Forestry within the Department of Agriculture. Dr. Carl Schenck met Fernow on a visit to Washington D.C. in 1895. Fernow was later a lecturer at the Cornell forestry school.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (8 1/4 x 6 1/2)
Item Identification: #25a - P116
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George Gillespie
Item Description: A formal portrait of George Gillespie. Gillespie was a forest ranger iin the Pisgah Forest. "George Gillespie Forest ranger Pisgah Forest"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/4 x 3)
Item Identification: #55
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Richard Hess, 1896
Item Description: This is a photograph of Dr. Richard Hess. Hess was the Dean of the forestry school at the University of Giessen in Germany. Dr. Schenck received his Phd. from Dr. Hess. "Herr Alvin Schenck []ur freundlichen Erinnerung an seinen alten Lehrer R. Hess g.I. 1896. From his hands, I got my Phd!"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 x 2 1/2)
Photographer: Phillip Uhl
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photographer
Phillip Uhl

Homer D. House
Item Description: Dr. Homer House posing in front of a tent. Dr. House (d. 1949) was an Assistant Director and Lecturer at the Biltmore Forest School from 1907 to 1913. He later served as State Botanist of New York from 1914 until his retirement in 1948. House was the author and illustrator of "Wild Flowers of New York," an elaborate 2 volume set containing 264 color plates. "Dr. House"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No. 99 page 179 #34 p180
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Elbert Hubbard, October, 1899 [1]
Item Description: A photograph of Elbert Hubbard, Harry White, and Dr. Schenck. Hubbard (1856 - 1915) was a writer and founder of the Roycroft Press, a communal publishing concern. Schenck met Hubbard on a trip to a Chippewa Indian reservation in northern Minnesota in 1899. Schenck maintained a correspondence with Hubbard and admired him for his wit and intelligence. Hubbard died in the sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania. This photograph was taken on that expedition. "Compliments Harry White Cass Lake Oct-99 L. to R. Harry White - Elbert Hubbard & Schenck"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 x 7 3/4)
Item Identification: 121a
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Elbert Hubbard, October, 1899 [2]
Item Description: This is another photograph of Elbert Hubbard, Harry White, and Dr. Schenck on the 1899 expedition to northern Minnesota. " Compliments Harry White, Oct '99"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 x 7 1/2)
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Elbert Hubbard
Item Description: A picture of Elbert Hubbard, taken from a magazine or book. "Dear Ali, This is very best picture. Will you send one of yours?([] I mean)E.H. [The following is in Schenck's handwriting on the verso of this item] When I knew Elbert Hubbard he was 17 years younger. The handwriting on the front page seems to be that of J.W. Merck's father, and not that of Elbert Hubbard"
Physical Description: Flyers (Printed matter) (8 1/2 x 6)
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Ernest Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hessen, 1904
Item Description: A formal portrait of Ernest Ludwig and his daughter Elizabeth. This is a black and white photo mounted on a piece of matboard."Ernest Ludwig, Grand duke of Hessen and his only daughter. He is a friend of the Biltmore forestry students who are his swimming teachers in the Darnstaedt swimming pool."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Photographer: Paul Winter
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photographer
Paul Winter

Ernest Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hessen, and his First Wife, 1894
Item Description: A portrait of Ernest Ludwig and his first wife. This photograph is a kallitype mounted on a piece of matboard.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/2 x 4)
Photographer: E. Uhlenhuth
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photographer
E. Uhlenhuth

Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hessen, c1885
Item Description: This is a studio portrait of Louis IV, the Grand Duke of Hessen. This photograph is a kallitype mounted on a piece of matboard. "Louis IV Grand duke of Hessen, Son-in-law of Queen Victoria of England (about 1885)"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 3/4 x 4)
Photographer: J.S. Schroeder Nachfolg
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photographer
J.S. Schroeder Nachfolg

Arno Mereen
Item Description: A photograph of Arno Mereen. Mereen was the vice-president of the C.A. Smith Lumber Company in Marshfield, OR, near Coos Bay. The lumber company and Mereen hosted Dr. Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Boys on their trip to Marshfield in 1910. "Arno Mereen"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: no. 167, page 223
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Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.
Item Description: A photograph of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted (1822 - 1903) is most famous as the designer of New York city's Central Park. He is also significant because he was the landscape architect for the Biltmore Estate and he invited Gifford Pinchot and Dr. Carl Schenck to come to Biltmore. [The following is in Schenck's handwriting on the verso of the item.] "Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. creator of the New York Central Park of the Boston Parks and notably of all landscape work on the Biltmore Estates. It was on his advice that George W. Vanderbilt took an interest in forestry and invited Gifford Pinchot and in 1895 myself (C.A. Schenck) to come to Biltmore. Also, he was my kind host for several weeks in 1895 when I arrived in Biltmore, N.C."
Physical Description: Flyers (Printed matter) (10 x 6 3/4)
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Colonel Axel Oxholm, 1948
Item Description: This is a studio portrait of Col. Axel Oxholm. "To my good friends Dr. & Mrs C.A. Schenck with warmest regards. Axel H. Oxholm. my friend and Savior Colonel Axel H. Oxholm Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas, Virgin Islands June 20th 1948"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (10 x 8)
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Overton Westfeldt Price, 1895
Item Description: A portrait of Overton Westfeldt Price. Price was an apprentice forester for Dr. Carl Schenck in 1895. He was later secretary to Gifford Pinchot. This photograph is a kallitype mounted on a piece of matboard. "Overton Westfeldt Price, the first (in 1895) prentice of Forestry in Biltmore N.C. later an assistant forester uner Gifford Pinchot in the U.S. Forest Service."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 3/4 x 2 1/2)
Photographer: Sophia Goudslikker
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photographer
Sophia Goudslikker

Mr. Overton Price
Item Description: Another formal portrait of Overton Price. "Mr. Overton Price"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (8 1/2 x 7)
Item Identification: #11 p - 47
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Sir William Schlich, c1893
Item Description: This is a formal portrait of Sir William Schlich (d. 1925). Beginning in 1891, Schlich was the leader of the English and Indian forestry students who visited Germany. Schenck served as Schlich's secretary from 1892 to 1894. This photograph is a kallitype mounted on a piece of matboard."Sir Wm. Schlich, Oxford. whose assistant I was on several European tours. 1892 to 1894"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 2 1/4)
Item Identification: page 12
Photographer: G. Churchill
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photographer
G. Churchill

Sir William Schlich
Item Description: Another portrait of Sir William Schlich. "Sir William Schlich"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (7 x 5 1/4)
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Sir Wm. Schlich and Indian Foresters in Saxony, 1892
Item Description: This is a group photograph of Sir William Schlich and a group of Indian foresters on tour in Saxony, Germany in 1892. Dr. Carl Schenck is seated on the right end of the front row. This is a photographic print mounted on a piece of matboard. "Sir. Wm. Schlich & Indian foresters in Saxony, on a forest tour at which C.A. Schenck was assistant to Dr. Schlich (1892). Sir William Schlich and Indian foresters on a tour in Saxony, 1892. Schlich is in the center of the front row; Schenck, his assistant, at the right end of the front row."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 x 5 3/4)
Item Identification: No. 3
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The Family of Prince Erbach Schuenburg, 1894
Item Description: This is a photograph of the family of Prince Erbach Schuenburg. Dr. Carl Schenck tutored the prince in forestry for three months in 1894. The prince is the man standing at the right, with his hat in his hand. This is a kallitype mounted on a piece of matboard. "The Family of Prince Erbach Schuenburg. I was tutoring the prince hereditary in forestry, living with them in Castle Schuenbery, for three months in 1894. C.A. Schecnk."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 x 3 1/4)
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Professor Sherman
Item Description: A photograph of Franklin Sherman (b. 1887). Sherman was a lecturer at the Biltmore Forestry School and the N.C. State Entomologist. "Professor Sherman forgotten by []"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 89 page 168 #31 p170
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Herb. Sullivan
Item Description: A formal studio portrait of Herb Sullivan. "Herb. Sullivan, my own boy"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 x 4)
Photographer: H. Steinacker
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photographer
H. Steinacker

Sir E.G. Joly de Lotbiniere, 1905
Item Description: This is a portrait of Sir E.G. Joly de Lotbiniere. He was an owner of an old French-Canadian manor near Quebec and interested in forestry. Dr. Carl Schenck met him while attending some forestry meetings in Quebec and Montreal in February and March of 1905. Schenck traveled with him to inspect forestry operations in the Lotbiniere woods. "E.G. Joly de Lotbiniere In memory of a Happy [] 12 Mch/05 Sir E.G. Joly de Lotbiniere, Quebec"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 73 page 154 #29 p156
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Oxford Student
Item Description: A photograph of an unidentified Oxford Student. This photograph is a kallitype mounted on a piece of matboard."Oxford student"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 3/4 x 2 1/2)
[Image]

[Unidentified Child]
Item Description: This is a studio portrait of an unidentified child sitting in a chair. The photograph is a kallitype mounted on a small piece of matboard.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 3/4 x 2 1/4)
Photographer: H. Norden
[Image]
photographer
H. Norden

I'm On a Grouch
Item Description: A photograph of an unidentified man. There is a vignette in the shape of a pine tree bordering the photograph. "I'm on a grouch and don't give a damn - E"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (7 3/4 x 3 3/4)
[Image]

[Unidentified Man and Woman]
Item Description: This is a a photograph of an unidentified man and woman posing in front of a house.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 1/4 x 3 1/4)
[Image]

[Two Men in a Field]
Item Description: Two unidentified men standing in a field.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/4 x 3 1/4)
[Image]

[Dr. Carl Schenck and a Group of Men]
Item Description: This is a photograph of Dr. Carl Schenck and a group of unidentified men posing in the forest. Dr. Schenck is standing in the center of the back row.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/4 x 5)
Item Identification: No 179 page 225
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I Don't Think It Does Me Justice
Item Description: A photograph of an unidentified man in the woods with a surveyor's tripod. "I don't think it does me justice"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/4 x 3 1/4)
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[Three Men in a Field]
Item Description: This is a photograph of three unidentified men standing in a field.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/4 x 3 1/4)
[Image]

The Best Logger in the World
Item Description: A photo of Al H. Powers. "The best logger in the world!"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: No 169 page 223 #45 p 221
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[Two People at Table]
Item Description: An undentified man and woman sitting in a restaurant or bar.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (7 x 5)
[Image]

[Three People at Table]
Item Description: Two unidentified and a man sitting at a table. This is the same restaurant or bar is in [Two People at Table.]
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 x 7)
[Image]

After a Conference, 1911
Item Description: A large group of unidentified people posing in a parlor. "[] after a conference in 1911. This is not sent as an exhibit of beauty but to show you that we were having a happy time! C.W.W. Carolina Wood"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
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Chapman at []
Item Description: A photograph of a man seated at a desk. He is indentified only as "Chapman." "Chapman at []"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
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