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    • Rhododendron in bloom

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    • The Album caption reads "Rhododendron in Bloom," while the caption on the reverse of picture is " A branch of Rhododendron." Kephart often mentioned rhododendron, frequently referred to as "laurel" locally, in his writings.
    • Rhododendron

    • Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884-1978
    • This series of 20 original black and white photographs depicts botanical specimens of the Great Smoky Mountains. The entire set, including one image that is not in Hunter Library Special Collections, was published in a booklet titled "The...
    • Rhododendron

    • Roth, Albert, 1890-1974;
    • This photograph is of a stand of rhododendron taken from the top of Thunderhead. The image was made by Albert Gordon "Dutch" Roth (1890-1974), an avid photographer and one of the founders of the hiking club.
    • Devil's Court-house (stunted rhododendron)

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    • Hand written caption on the reverse of the picture: "The Devil's Court-house (stunted rhododendron)." This picture appeared in "Our Southern Highlanders" (1921 ed., p. 104) as ". . . . Powerful steep and Laurely . . ." This photograph is on album...
    • Rhododendron Trail

    • Thompson, James Edward, 1880-1976
    • James E. (Jim) Thompson (1880-1976) was a noted photographer, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast who played a major role in promoting a national park in the Southern Appalachians. In the 1920s, up to the park’s dedication in 1940, Thompson was often...
    • Rhododendron Thicket in Bloom on Rocky Spur

    • Thompson, James Edward, 1880-1976;
    • James E. (Jim) Thompson (1880-1976) was a noted photographer, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast who played a major role in promoting a national park in the Southern Appalachians. In the 1920s, up to the park’s dedication in 1940, Thompson was often...
    • Rhododendron in Bloom near Mill Creek

    • Thompson, James Edward, 1880-1976;
    • James E. (Jim) Thompson (1880-1976) was a noted photographer, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast who played a major role in promoting a national park in the Southern Appalachians. In the 1920s, up to the park’s dedication in 1940, Thompson was often...
    • Stream with rhododendron

    • Fromer, Irving Rhodes, 1913-1994;
    • This pen-and-ink drawing is of a stream bordered with rhododendron. The drawing is signed and dated in pencil and labeled: “Alum Cave Trail between Grassy Patch and Arch Rock.” Irving Rhodes Fromer (1913-1994) was a self-taught artist who was...
    • Laurel

    • unknown
    • The caption for this photograph, simply labeled ''Laurel,'' does not note that the man in the picture is Kephart. A similar picture appeared in several of Kephart's publications (see, ''Roving with Kephart,'' ''All Outdoors'' magazine, January...
    •  Alum Cave Bluffs Heath Bald

    • Thompson, James Edward, 1880-1976
    • James E. (Jim) Thompson (1880-1976) was a noted photographer, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast who played a major role in promoting a national park in the Southern Appalachians. In the 1920s, up to the park’s dedication in 1940, Thompson was often...
    • Giant Hemlock

    • Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884-1978
    • This series of 20 original black and white photographs depicts botanical specimens of the Great Smoky Mountains. The entire set, including one image that is not in Hunter Library Special Collections, was published in a booklet titled "The...
    • Chimney Tops

    • Thompson, James Edward, 1880-1976
    • James E. (Jim) Thompson (1880-1976) was a noted photographer, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast who played a major role in promoting a national park in the Southern Appalachians. In the 1920s, up to the park’s dedication in 1940, Thompson was often...
    • Wayah Bald

    • Romanes, R. A. (Reinfried Armstrong), 1896-1978
    • Reinfried Armstrong Romanes (April 4, 1896-1978), more often known as R. A. Romanes or simply as Romanes, was born and raised in Europe. In 1919, he emigrated to America and, through family and political connections, wound up living in Alto,...
    • Wayah Bald Rd.

    • Romanes, R. A. (Reinfried Armstrong), 1896-1978
    • Reinfried Armstrong Romanes (April 4, 1896-1978), more often known as R. A. Romanes or simply as Romanes, was born and raised in Europe. In 1919, he emigrated to America and, through family and political connections, wound up living in Alto,...
    • Forge Creek in Cade's Cove

    • Roth, Albert, 1890-1974;
    • The Smoky Mountains Hiking Club was formed after a group of outdoor enthusiasts hiked up to Mount LeConte in October 1924. Enjoying the spectacular views, the group returned to establish a formal hiking club to sponsor hikes into the Great Smoky...

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