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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Captions provided by Harry White, Colebrook Tree Warden

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