Colebrook Forest Primeval - Circa 1912
This exhibit consists of eight black & white old-growth forest photos made in
approximately 1912 in North Colebrook on Phelps land. It is
believed that this native stand was the last surviving in Connecticut before its
harvesting in 1912. All the photos are displayed with captions on a poster
board in the Museum.
Faculty, staff and students in the Department of
Botany at the University of Chicago from the 1890s to the 1930s created the
images in the American Environmental Photographs Collection. Among the most
active photographers contributing to the collection were Henry C. Cowles, George
D. Fuller, George E. Nichols, Charles J. Chamberlain, Ira B. Meyer, Paul J.
Sedgwick, William J. Cribbs and Ezra J. Kraus.
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