Carl Alwin Schenck Collection Photograph Series
Logging Operations - Alabama, 1899

MC 35


Abstract:
This folder contains photographic prints which document Dr. Carl Schenck's 1899 trip to Jasper, Alabama. The majority of the photographs are of different types of pine trees. There are also photos of logging carts, unidentified people, and lumberjacks.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Logging Operations - Alabama, 1899
Call Number
MC 35
Extent
1
Photographic postcards
15
Photographic prints
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 and is placed between quotation marks. 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

While serving as an agent for the Division of Forestry, Dr. Carl Schenck made several trips for Gifford Pinchot, who was the head of the United States Division of Forestry. In 1899, Dr. Schenck and the Biltmore Forestry School students traveled to Walker County, Alabama. They examined a tract of primeval longleaf pine and made a study of the species' rate of growth by counting the rings of the cut trees. The information they gathered was to be used by Pinchot and the Division of Forestry to develop a working plan for the tract. Dr. Schenck was never able to determine if the information was ever used.

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Detailed Description of the Photographs

Oxen Pulling a High Wheeled Cart
Item Description: Oxen hitched to a high wheeled cart amidst some long leaf pines. "High wheel cart in long leaf pines near Jasper, Alabama."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 54 page 95
[Front] [Back]

Long Leaf Pine Seedlings
Item Description: A photograph of some long leaf pine seedlings. "long leaf seedlings after logging & fires in Alabama "
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 55 page 95
[Front] [Back]

Virgin Birch Stand
Item Description: A group of birch trees. "virgin Birch stand near Jack Spring Lodge"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5)
Item Identification: No 32 page 64
[Front] [Back]

Old Stand of Jack Pine
Item Description: A stand of jack pine trees. "Old stand of Jack Pine"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 34a Suite 73
[Front] [Back]

Jack Pine After a Fire
Item Description: This is a photograph of some jack pine trees that have been burned. "Jack pine after a fire"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 35 Suite 73
[Front] [Back]

Indian Tract of Red Pine
Item Description: Red pine trees that have been burned and logged. "Indian tract of red pine burned & logged"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 38 page 73
[Front] [Back]

Heavy Leaf Pines
Item Description: A photograph of some pine trees. "heavy leaf pine []"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5 1/4)
Item Identification: No 52 Suite 95 #23 p 94
[Front] [Back]

Close-Up View of White Pine and Birch
Item Description: A view of some white pine and birch trees in the snow. "a close-up view of natural population of White Pine & birch after season fires"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 88 page 182
[Front] [Back]

Bradley Creek
Item Description: This is a photograph of Bradley Creek. "Bradley Creek"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 98 page 175
[Front] [Back]

Tanbark
Item Description: A photograph of some drying tanbark. "tanbark set against a felled tree for drying"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 104 page 193
[Front] [Back]

Tanbark Road
Item Description: This is a photograph of a road and a pile of dried tanbark. "a tanbark road, with a pile of dry bark at the left"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 105 page 193
[Front] [Back]

Tanbark and Chestnut Oak
Item Description: An unidentified man standing if front of some dried tanbark and Chestnut Oak trees. "Tanbark - dried out Chestnut Oak tees"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 106 page 193
[Front] [Back]

Valley
Item Description: A photograph of a valley with a river running through it. "[] valley - []"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 114 page 208
[Front] [Back]

Windfall and Spruce
Item Description: Two unidentified people posing in front of some windfallen trees and spruce trees. "Windfall inter[] with natural population of spruce"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5)
Item Identification: No 116 page 208
[Front] [Back]

[High Wheeled Cart and Mules]
Item Description: This is a photograph of a high wheeled cart being pulled by two mules. There are two unidentified men in the picture. "The same scene as No 129 but seen from behind"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: No 130 page 213
[Front] [Back]

Logging in Full Swing
Item Description: Some unidentified men standing near some trees that have been cut down. "logging in full swing at the []"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5)
Item Identification: No 134 page 213
[Front] [Back]

Looks of [] After Logging
Item Description: A photograph of an unidentified men standing in an area where all the trees have been cut down. "Looks of [] after logging, the trees left are [] []"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: No 135 pag 213
[Front] [Back]

Logs In the River
Item Description: Some logs in a river being conveyed to the Chapman Mill. "logs were dumped into the river & are conveyed to Chapman mill"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5)
Item Identification: No 166 page 222
[Front] [Back]