"Dutch" Roth photos.
16, 2005 09:39 PDT
Have you guys seen this website of photos by Arnold
"Dutch" Roth? Took
many photos of the Great Smokies and Appalachian peaks and
throughout the 20s, 30s, 40s, etc.
Some amazing shots of huge trees.
Website is http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?c=rth;g=gsmc;page=index;
|Albert "Dutch" Roth, 1890 -
1974: Albert Gordon "Dutch" Roth, born
September 20, 1890 in Knoxville, Tenn., is recognized as
one of the most prolific early photographers of the
Great Smoky Mountains' Greenbrier and Mount Le Conte
sections. What began in 1913 as a diversion soon
developed into a serious avocation as Roth perfected his
penchant for photography while avidly hiking the
unexplored regions near his home. He worked exclusively
with a Kodak 122 camera, and, often carrying a heavy
tripod, would climb twenty to thirty feet up a tree or
venture hundreds of yards off the trail to capture the
landscape images for which he would later be noted. Roth
remained an amateur photographer, and, consequently, his
photographs were never highly distributed. Because of
his frequent travels in the mountains and early
association with a local hiking club, he left a valuable
collection of images that illustrate the pioneer way of
life before the advent of the national park.