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Albert G. (Dutch) Roth Photo Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2584
This collection consists of a photo album by Albert G. (Dutch) Roth. The album contains pictures of the Smoky Mountains, the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club, and miscellaneous persons experiencing the Smoky Mountains and working on its trails. The earliest dated photograph is December 1925; the latest dated photograph, May 2, 1937.

Most of the photographs are landscape pictures, but many are of people in the woods. Especially interesting are the pictures of the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club. On some of these pictures Dutch Roth has been identified in blue ink.

This box is organized by item. Each page (front and back) is one item. The numbers on the mylar cover (11-01-xx) indicate the picture. The titles to each picture are taken from the pages in the photo album, not what is written on the back of the picture.

Dates

  • 1925-1937

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a photo album by Albert G. (Dutch) Roth, containing pictures of the Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club. The earliest dated photograph is December 1925; the latest dated photograph is May 2, 1937.

Biographical/Historical Note

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. Roth died in 1974.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480