Guide to the Cornell Forestry School Field Trips Photograph Collection, 1928 - 1934


Collection Information



Abstract:
This finding aid describes a collection of 174 black-and-white photographs taken or collected by American forester Arthur Bernard Recknagel (1883 - 1962) while he was a professor of forestry at Cornell University in New York. The images document field trips taken by Cornell University forestry students to South Carolina during the years 1928 to 1934. Scenes of students observing logging practices and practicing forestry field work dominate the collection, although a Florida tie treating plant and several South Carolina tourist sites are also depicted. The images are housed in two photograph albums that comprise part of the A. B. Recknagel Auxiliary Photograph Collection in the Forest History Society Archives.
Contact Information:
Forest History Society
Library and Archives
701 William Vickers Avenue
Durham, North Carolina
27701-3162 USA
Phone: (919) 682-9319
Fax: (919) 682-2349
Email: coakes@duke.edu
URL: http://www.foresthistory.org
Processed by
Elizabeth Arnold
Date Completed
August, 2003
Encoded by
Michele A. Justice

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Arthur Bernard Recknagel.
Title
The Cornell Forestry School Field Trips Photograph Collection, 1928 - 1934
Extent
2 photograph albums:
  (1) Photo Album 2 -- 11 4/16 inches x 1 inch x 7 5/16 inches; (2) Photo Album 3 -- 11 10/16 inches x 12/16 inch x 6 14/16 inches.
Ca. 2 linear inches
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Forest History Society Archivist/Librarian Cheryl Oakes.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access
This collection is open for research.
Provenance
Unknown
Preferred Citation
[Identification of Item], Cornell Forestry School Field Trips Photograph Collection, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, North Carolina.
Copyright Notice
The Forest History Society owns copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the Forest History Society Library and Archives are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.
Processing Information
Thumbnail images displayed in this guide were scanned at 75 dpi with a maximum pixel size limitation of 300 pixels imposed. Digital surrogate images were scanned at 150 dpi with a maximum pixel size limitation of 700 pixels imposed. Supplemental descriptive data about images appearing in this guide and with the digital surrogates was drawn from the Forest History Society's Image Database, which contains catalog records for images in the Society's collections. Information presented in [square brackets] indicates that the cataloger supplied the data.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur B. "Reck" Recknagel (1883 - 1962) had a long and varied career in forestry as a forester with the U.S. Forest Service, as a professor of forest management, and later as a leader and consultant in the paper industry. A widely respected industrial forester, he was also a prolific writer, authoring many technical articles and books dealing with forest management, taxation, and the pulp and paper industry.

After graduating from the Yale School of Forestry in 1906 with a master of forestry degree, Recknagel served until 1913 as chief of forest reconnaissance for the U.S. Forest Service. Accepting an offer from Cornell University, he taught in the Department of Forestry until 1943, sometimes leading his classes on field trips to obtain practical training. In 1943 he left to become area forester for New York in the Timber Production War Project, given the responsibility of developing timber supplies for the war effort.

Simultaneous to these assignments, Recknagel also served the Empire State Forest Products Association as forester and executive secretary from 1917 until 1948. After World War II and following a second stint in academia as head of the University of British Columbia forestry faculty, he accepted the position of technical director of forestry for the St. Regis Pulp and Paper Company in 1948. He retired from St. Regis in 1953 to enter practice as an industry consultant.

A member of the Society of American Foresters since 1908 and a chairman from 1940 to 1941, Recknagel was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1961. Arthur Recknagel died in August of 1962 in his home state of New York.

Note: The above biographical information about Arthur B. Recknagel was drawn from the following source: "Arthur Bernard Recknagel (1883 - 1962)". Journal of Forestry 60:10 (October 1962): 759. Obituary.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 174 black-and-white photographic images taken during the late 1920s and early 1930s when forestry professor Arthur Bernard Recknagel (1883 - 1962) led his Cornell University forestry students on field trips to the southern United States. These images fill two albums and document the school's field trip activities in the state of South Carolina. The images primarily depict students observing logging activities and forest management practices being used at that time in South Carolina. Most of the images have limited caption information. The albums are two of four total albums comprising the A. B. Recknagel Auxiliary Photograph Collection housed in the Forest History Society Archives.

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into two series, each representing the contents a single photograph album: A. B. Recknagel Auxiliary Photograph Collection, Album 2, which contains 106 black-and-white photographic images; and (2) A. B. Recknagel Auxiliary Photograph Collection, Album 3, which contains 68 black-and-white photographs. The "Detailed Description of Collection" section of this guide includes a thumbnail digital representation of each image; brief cataloging information for each image; and a hyperlink to a [Digital Surrogate] that displays a larger version of the digital image as well as supplemental descriptive information.

Also available for browsing is a complete Photo Gallery that includes digital representations of all images from these two A. B. Recknagel photograph albums. The gallery consists of index pages displaying thumbnail images with links to pages containing larger digital images and descriptive data.

Online Catalog Headings

College Teachers.
Cornell University -- Students.
Foresters -- United States -- Biography.
Forestry schools and education -- New York.
Forests and forestry -- South Carolina -- History.
Forests and forestry -- United States -- History.
Recknagel, A. B. (Arthur Bernhard), 1883 - 1962 -- Interviews.

Detailed Description of Collection

Series I: A. B. Recknagel Auxiliary Photograph Collection, Photo Album 2 (1928 - 1931)

Scope and Content Note

Thumbnail digital representations of photographs depicting Cornell University forestry school field trips to South Carolina are presented below along with brief caption information. The [Digital Surrogate] links to a larger digital image with more complete cataloging information. The original images are housed in a blue photograph album sized 11 4/16 inches x 1 inch x 7 5/16 inches and labeled "The Cornell Foresters in So. Carolina" in the Forest History Society Archives.

- Image ID: Reck2_10Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Fire and Cattle: Arch-enemies of Southern Pine. [Cattle grazing on forest floor, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_10Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Fire and Cattle: Arch-enemies of Southern Pine. [South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_10Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Fire and Cattle: Arch-enemies of Southern Pine. [Forest scene after fire with creek in foreground, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_10Dth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Fire and Cattle: Arch-enemies of Southern Pine. [Forest fire, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_11Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: L. to R., Davies, Hume, Causey, Danes, Ludford, Cherry, Col. West. [Group portrait, first names unknown, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_11Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: [Cornell forestry students in back of truck, non-students standing alongside truck. Car and building in background. South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_11Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  [Cornell forestry students in back of truck, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_11Dth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: [Path leading up to Ball (Middleburg) plantation house with foliage. Berkeley County, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_12Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: On the old Ball or 'Middleburg' plantation. [Cornell forestry students on steps of planation house with magnolia tree and large hardwood tree with spanish moss. Berkeley County, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_12Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  Episcopal Chapel on the Cooper River. On the old Ball or 'Middleburg' plantation. [Site visited by Cornell College of Forestry students, Berkeley County, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_12Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: On the old Ball or 'Middleburg' plantation. [Barn and trees, one large with spanish moss. Site visited by Cornell College of Forestry Students. Berkeley County, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_13Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Live oaks. [With spanish moss on road, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_13Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: "Middleburg" plantation. [Trees with spanish moss and fence on the Ball (or Middleburg) plantation in Berkely County, South Carolina; site visited by Cornell College of Forestry students.]


- Image ID: Reck2_13Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Visit to Tuxbury Lumber Company operation. [Cornell forestry students and others travel via railroad, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_14Ath    Image Date: 4/6/1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: On the Tuxbury Operation. [Men working on railroad construction in the forest, Tuxbury Lumber Company, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_14Bth    Image Date: 4/6/1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: On the Tuxbury Operation. Track Layer. [Laying tracks with steam-powered track layer for railroad in forest, Tuxbury Lumber Company, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_14Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: On the Tuxbury operation. [Loading logs onto railroad car with loader, horses.]


- Image ID: Reck2_14Dth    Image Date: 4/6/1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: On the Tuxbury operation. Clyde Boom Skidder. [Men and horses load logs onto railroad car, Tuxbury Lumber Company, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_15Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Along the Cooper River. [Partially collapsed Episcopal chapel with old dock and pilings on the Cooper River, Ball (Middleburg) plantation, Berkeley County, South Carolina; site visited by Cornell forestry students.]


- Image ID: Reck2_15Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At the mill dock. [Lumber piles with sails of sailboats visible. South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_15Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Mr. Cherry's yacht: Emma. [Mr. Cherry's first name unknown. Yacht moored at dock with flag.]


- Image ID: Reck2_16th    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: On board Clyde liner - homeward bound. [Arthur Bernard Recknagel with woman and boy (presumably his wife and son) on boat deck. Unidentified people on deck above.]


- Image ID: Reck2_17Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Witherbee, South Carolina, March 30-April 5, 1929. Arthur Bernard Recknagel, Mr. Cherry, Mr. Umphlett, H.J.R. [Non-students sitting on porch of house at Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_17Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  Witherbee, SC [South Carolina], March 30-April 5, 1929. The Store. [Cornell forestry students stand next to railroad tracks, in front of store at Witherbee camp (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_17Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Group picture -- L to R: Front Row: Sowers, Slights, McConnell, Fleischer, Hoffman. Middle Row: Rudolf, Budd, H. S. Recknagel, Mr. Cherry, Arthur Bernard Recknagel, Mr. Umphlett, Hepting. Back row: Van Natta, Burnham, Hedden, Hallock, Beatty. [Cornell forestry students and professors on porch of house at Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_18Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Dinner! [Dinner table set with flowers at Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_18Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Witherbee, SC [South Carolina], March 30-April 5, 1929. The Store. [Camp store at intersection of road and railroad tracks at Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_18Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Cook Campbell. [Portrait of camp cook, Campbell, standing outside camp building at Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_19Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Bucking logs. [Men sawing a pine tree in the forest.]


- Image ID: Reck2_19Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  Bucking logs. [Men sawing a pine tree in the forest.]


- Image ID: Reck2_19Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Sunday visitors. [Group portrait of women and men, including one in military uniform, in front of tents and car at Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_1Ath    Image Date: 3/31/1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Arrival at Witherbee. [Cornell University College of Forestry students arrive via railroad at Witherbee, S.C. (a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_1Bth    Image Date: 3/31/1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Campfire. [Cornell College of Forestry students around campfire at Witherbee, SC (a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_1Cth    Image Date: 3/31/1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Mess. [Cornell forestry students in line for mess at Witherbee, SC (a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_20Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Large stump of pine tree with logs, people, and railroad tracks in background.]


- Image ID: Reck2_20Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Logs lying next to railroad tracks in the forest.]


- Image ID: Reck2_20Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Workers fell a tree in the forest.]


- Image ID: Reck2_21Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Men loading logs onto a railroad car.]


- Image ID: Reck2_21Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Log hauling with mule team.]


- Image ID: Reck2_21Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Logging locomotive passes through the forest, with logs and stumps in foreground.]


- Image ID: Reck2_22Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Logging locomotive loaded with logs passes through the forest, with logs and stumps in foreground. Loader visible in background.]


- Image ID: Reck2_22Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Pine logging. [Logs and logging remnants (sticks and branches) on the forest floor.]


- Image ID: Reck2_23Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At the Landing on the Cooper River. [South Carolina. Log loader on railroad tracks loads logs onto barge. Worker stands in foreground.


- Image ID: Reck2_23Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At the Landing on the Cooper River. [South Carolina. Tall log boom/loader loads logs onto barge.]


- Image ID: Reck2_24Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  Hardwood logging. [Scenic shot of railroad tracks leading through the forest.]


- Image ID: Reck2_24Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Hardwood logging. [Front view of loader loading logs onto car on the back of a locomotive. "H.R. Porter & Co." visible on front of locomotive.]


- Image ID: Reck2_24Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Hardwood logging. [Cornell College of Forestry students observe large felled tree and stump.]


- Image ID: Reck2_25Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Hardwood mill and loading. [Logs at lumber mill next to railroad tracks; people visible on tracks.]


- Image ID: Reck2_25Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Hardwood mill and loading. [Men loading logs onto railroad car using high lead cable.]


- Image ID: Reck2_26Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Tuxbury Turpentine Still. [South Carolina; heating and distilling turpentine at Tuxbury.]


- Image ID: Reck2_26Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Tuxbury Turpentine Still. [Exterior of still with truck on elevated wooden driveway, at Tuxbury, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_27Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Tuxbury Naval Stores Operation. [South Carolina; men observe the face of a tree chipped for turpentining, with cup.]


- Image ID: Reck2_27Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Tuxbury Naval Stores Operation. [South Carolina; man points out chipped tree face and gum-collecting cup in turpentining operation. Second chipped tree visible.]


- Image ID: Reck2_27Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Tuxbury Naval Stores Operation. [South Carolina; group portrait in the woods. Arthur Bernard Recknagel third from left; others unidentified.]


- Image ID: Reck2_27Dth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Tuxbury Naval Stores Operation. [Turpentine barrels in front of brick pillar at Tuxbury turpentine still, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_28Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Proper cupping. [Tuxbury Naval Stores Operation, South Carolina; chipped face of tree showing gum-collecting technique.]


- Image ID: Reck2_28Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Clyde Skidder and Loader. [Workers load logs onto railroad car; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_28Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Loading piling. [Workers load logs onto railroad cars in the woods using Clyde skidder/loader; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_29Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  Cruising. [Workers cruise timber in the woods; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_29Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Sample plot in 45 year old Loblolly. [South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_29Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  Sample plot in 45 year old Loblolly. [South Carolina; car and fence visible.]


- Image ID: Reck2_2Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Witherbee, Mar. 31 to April 2, 1928. [Road and railroad intersection at Witherbee, SC (a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_2Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Witherbee, Mar. 31 to April 2, 1928. [Road through camp at Witherbee, SC (a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_2Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Witherbee, Mar. 31 to April 2, 1928. [Camp houses and railroad at Witherbee, SC (a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_2Dth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Witherbee, Mar. 31 to April 2, 1928. [Tents and railroad tracks at Witherbee, SC (a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_30Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption:  Reconnaissance. [Cornell College of Forestry students perform timber reconnaissance/cruising; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_30Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Growth. [Cornell College of Forestry students and professors observe and measure tree growth using felled tree/stump.]


- Image ID: Reck2_31Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Post Office. [South Carolina; log cabin structure with tin roof. Other buidling visible in background.]


- Image ID: Reck2_31Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Spring. [Men and cars gathered at a spring in South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_31Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Parish Line Marker. [Two boys stand at line marker, marked "P.L."; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_31Dth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: "Befo' de Wah." [Portrait of African-American man standing with axe among felled pine branches; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_32Ath    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Limerick. [Road with live oaks and spanish moss on Limerick Plantation, Berkeley County, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_32Bth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Back to camp at close of day. [Cornell forestry students and professor Arthur Bernard Recknagel (off tracks on right) walk to camp along railroad tracks; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_32Cth    Image Date: 1929

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Cooper River. [Logs alongside the river, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_33th    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: The Gang. [Group portrair of Cornell forestry students, professors (including Arthur Bernard Recknagel, front row, seated on far right), and others. On porch of house at Witherbee camp (a Ranger Station as of 2003), in South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_34Ath    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Witherbee. [Group portrait of four boys in front of tents at Witherbee camp, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_34Bth    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Witherbee. [Camp building next to road at Witherbee camp, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003). Fence and other buildings visible in background.]


- Image ID: Reck2_35Ath    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Cooper River Bottom. [Trees reflecting on the water; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_35Bth    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Cooper River Bottom. [Trees alongside the river; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_36Ath    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Spring. [Palmetto and other blooming plants, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_36Bth    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Spring. [South Carolina; man with hat and pipe holds up blooming tree branch in the forest; Cornell College of Forestry Students in background.]


- Image ID: Reck2_37Ath    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Loblolly, 30 years old. [Stand of loblolly pine in the South Carolina forest.]


- Image ID: Reck2_37Bth    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Loblolly, 30 years old. 9" dbh - 82 feet tall - 42 cords per acre. [Stand of loblolly pine in the South Carolina Forest].


- Image ID: Reck2_38Ath    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Tie Treating Plant, Jacksonville, Fla. [Florida; piles of ties next to railroad tracks with man walking by.]


- Image ID: Reck2_38Bth    Image Date: 1931

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Tie Treating Plant, Jacksonville, Fla. [Florida; piles of tiles next to railroad tracks.]


- Image ID: Reck2_3Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Witherbee, 1928. [Witherbee is a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003. Group portrait of non-students with Arthur Bernard Recknagel in back row (no hat).]


- Image ID: Reck2_3Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: At Witherbee, 1928. [Locomotive passing through Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck2_4Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Logging Scenes, North State Lumber Company, 1928. [Logging locomotive, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_4Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Logging Scenes, North State Lumber Co., 1928. [Men at work on logging, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_4Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Logging Scenes, North State Lumber Co., 1928. [Hardwood tree with spanish moss next to railroad tracks, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_5Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Woods operations, North State Lumber Co., 1928. [Men preparing mules for log hauling, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_5Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Woods operations, North State Lumber Co., 1928. [Men and mule teams haul logs, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_5Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Woods operations, North State Lumber Co., 1928. [Log hauling with mules, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_5Dth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Woods operations, North State Lumber Co., 1928. [Log loading and hauling, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_6Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Logging Shortleaf Pine. [Log loading and hauling, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_6Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Logging Shortleaf Pine. [Loading logs onto railroad cars, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_6Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Logging Shortleaf Pine. [Logs on forest floor, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_7Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Railroad construction. [Man standing on crosstie, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_7Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: [Log loading onto barges, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_7Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Skidder and loader (head spar tree). [Skidding and loading operation, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_8Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Steam skidding to railroad. [South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_8Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: [Forest road, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_8Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Cypress and "Shortleaf," edge of Nicholson Swamp. [South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_9Ath    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Typical Hardwood Swamp. [Cornell forestry students in forest, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_9Bth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: Mr. Ludford [first name unknown] and veteran "shortleaf" pine, 38" dbh, 132 feet high. [South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck2_9Cth    Image Date: 1928

[Digital Surrogate]

Image Caption: L. to R., Messrs. Ludford, Cherry, Dowtin, Nobles. [Group portrait, South Carolina.]



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Series II: A. B. Recknagel Auxiliary Photograph Collection, Photo Album 3 (1932 - 1934)

Scope and Content Note

Thumbnail digital representations of photographs depicting Cornell University forestry school field trips to South Carolina are presented below along with brief caption information. The [Digital Surrogate] links to a larger digital image with more complete cataloging information. The original images are housed in a black photograph album sized 11 10/16 inches x 12/16 inch x 6 14/16 inches and labeled "S.C. Photos" in the Forest History Society Archives.

- Image ID: Reck3_10th    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Mr. Fred Davies. [Portrait of Davies on steps of house, in suit, hat and glasses; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_11Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Century Wood Preserving Co., Charleston, SC. [South Carolina; logs and lumber piles next to railroad tracks.]


- Image ID: Reck3_11Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Century Wood Preserving Company, Charleston, SC. [South Carolina; logs on railroad car.]


- Image ID: Reck3_12Ath    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Lumber Company job -- South Carolina. [Logs on forest floor with man standing in foreground.]


- Image ID: Reck3_12Bth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Lumber Company job -- South Carolina. [Log hauling with mule team.]


- Image ID: Reck3_12Cth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Lumber Company job -- South Carolina. [Fire-damaged tree in the forest.]


- Image ID: Reck3_12Dth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption:  Tuxbury Lumber Company job -- South Carolina. [Workers sawing base of tree next to railroad cars loaded with logs.]


- Image ID: Reck3_13Ath    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Landing on Wando River, South Carolina. [A group of men looks on as logs are loaded onto landing.]


- Image ID: Reck3_13Bth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Landing on Wando River, South Carolina. [Close-up shot of log loading, with man in background.]


- Image ID: Reck3_13Cth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Portable Band Mill. [Inside the band mill, conveying machinery visible, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_13Dth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Portable Band Mill. [Men walking on the railroad tracks by the band mill; lumber piles and other structures visible; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_14Ath    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Co. [Loading logs onto railroad cars; men (presumably Cornell forestry students) look on in foreground.]


- Image ID: Reck3_14Bth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Co. [Locomotive reading "9" and "Sewee Timber Co.," passes by in the forest; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_14Cth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Company. [Loading logs at landing on the Wando River, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_15Ath    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Company. [Log loader and logs on railroad car, logs and stump in foreground, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_15Bth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Company. [Log hauling with mule team, man looks on in foreground, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_15Cth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Company. [Cornell College of Forestry students stand on platform in front of log loader, railroad cars loaded with logs; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_15Dth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Company. [Logs on railroad cars with loader in background; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_16Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: On Marion's Redoubt. [Mr. Cuthbert (unidentified) and Arthur Bernard Recknagel, where Francis Marion fought the redcoats, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_16Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Devastation! [Forest scene after fire, horse in center of image; Tuxbury Lumber Company, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_16Cth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Cruising. Witherbee, South Carolina. [Cornell College of Forestry Students timber cruising, man in hat with clipboard at center. Witherbee is Ranger Station as of 2003.]


- Image ID: Reck3_16Dth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Skidding burned timber at edge of Hell Hole Swamp - burned 1931-32, so dry was the season! [South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_17Ath    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Witherbee, South Carolina. [Cars, tents, trees and people; Witherbee is Ranger Station as of 2003.]


- Image ID: Reck3_17Bth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Witherbee, SC. [Group portrait of non-students, including women and children; Witherbee is a Ranger Station in South Carolina as of 2003.]


- Image ID: Reck3_17Cth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Cornell Foresters in S.C. '33. Front Row: L to R: Horstman, Coyne, McConkey, Camp, Donehauer, Green. Standing: Hill, George. Back Row: L to R: Afanasier, Arthur Bernard Recknagel, Haderup, Petty, Lucas, Murray, Hicks, Chacken, Tuthill, Thompson, Smith, Rubens. Not in photo: Ashton (between Afanasier and ABR). [Group portrait of Cornell forestery students at Witherbee, South Carolina; Witherbee is Ranger Station as of 2003.]


- Image ID: Reck3_18Ath    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: In the Cooper River, April 1, 1933. [Cornell College of Forestry students go swimming next to a bridge.]


- Image ID: Reck3_18Bth    Image Date: 4/1/1933

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Image Caption: In the Cooper River, April 1, 1933. [Cornell College of Forestry students on riverbank getting ready for swim; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_18Cth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Mr. Mayo. [Portrait in front of car, in suit and hat; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_19Ath    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: [Tom McConkey looks over the edge of a wall at the ocean, Fort Sumter, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_19Bth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Turpentine Still. [Men gathered outside and inside still; cars, firewood, barrels, other structures visible; Tuxbury Lumber Company, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_19Cth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: [Cooper River Timber Company tower, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_19Dth    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: Gang at Tuxbury. [Group portrait of Cornell College of Forestry students, Arthur Bernard Recknagel (front row, extreme right), and others; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_1Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Sunday visitors. [Group portrait of male and female visitors to Cornell College of Forestry field trip, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_1Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Young longleaf. [Stand of longleaf pine, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_1Cth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Fire. [Smoke and fire in the forest with large stump, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_20th    Image Date: 1933

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Image Caption: [Portrait of Virginia Mayo and Miss Byrd (unidentified) in front of car at Witherbee camp, South Carolina. Witherbee is a Ranger Station as of 2003.]


- Image ID: Reck3_21Ath    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Witherbee, SC, 1934. L to R Standing: Cook de Cuzo, Thomas, Fagen, Manghano, Andrews. Seated 2nd Ros: Morgan, Dersum, Donehower, Duffield, Recknagel, Charken, Kihlmare. Front Row: Everitt, Snowden, Hazen, Afanasier. [Group portrait of Cornell College of Forestry students with professor Arthur Bernard Recknagel on porch of house at Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck3_21Bth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: [Arthur Bernard Recknagel tying his shoe with Cornell College of Forestry students in the background, on steps of house, Witherbee, South Carolina (a Ranger Station as of 2003).]


- Image ID: Reck3_22Ath    Image Date: 3/31/1934

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Image Caption: 1934, Mar. 31, Cooper River. [Cornell College of Forestry students on the riverbank and swimming in the river; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_22Bth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: [Cornell College of Forestry students looking at a malformed cypress tree; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_23Ath    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: [People gathered in front of buidling, men crossing the street in Charleston, South Carolina; car and stoplight also visible.]


- Image ID: Reck3_23Bth    Image Date: December 1933

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Image Caption: Chain gang! Berkeley County, S.C. - When putting criminals back on the street wasn't a bad idea! [Prisoners at work shoveling dirt next to a truck on a rural road; guard overseeing work.]


- Image ID: Reck3_24Ath    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Huger Plantation Burial Plot. [Gravestone visible between trees, within deteriorating brick wall; Berkeley County, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_24Bth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Huger Plantation Burial Plot. [Gravestone of Charlotte Huger, reading "Sacred to the memory of Miss Charlotte Huger....who departed this life on 26th Sept 1830." Rest of text mosly illegible.]


- Image ID: Reck3_25Ath    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Huger Plantation Burial Ground. [Two gravestones, one of Charlotte Huger. Brick wall in background.]


- Image ID: Reck3_25Bth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Charleston Skyline. [Indistinct, faraway view.]


- Image ID: Reck3_25Cth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Fort Moultrie, S.C. [Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, street scene with houses, church, and car.]


- Image ID: Reck3_26Ath    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Fort Sumter 1934. [Indistinct view of Fort from the water.]


- Image ID: Reck3_26Bth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Fort Sumter 1934. [Entrance gate with cannonballs piled on either side.]


- Image ID: Reck3_26Cth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Fort Sumter 1934. [Interior scene; door, windows and brickwork visible.]


- Image ID: Reck3_26Dth    Image Date: 1934

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Image Caption: Fort Sumter 1934. [Cannons and cannonballs on rock wall of Fort.]


- Image ID: Reck3_2Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Through! [Cornell forestry student peeks through the middle of a burnt-out tree, in the forest, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_2Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Is it a mocassin? [Cornell College of Forestry student holds up a large snake next to the water; man holding oar looks on.]


- Image ID: Reck3_3Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Austin Cary and the gang on North State Lumber Co. [Group portrait in front of locomotive/railroad tracks; Austin Cary in front row, third from right; Arthur Bernard Recknagel to his right, with pipe and hat. South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_3Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Butter wagon. [Man and horse team haul logs in the forest, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_3Cth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption:  Bucking logs. [Men sawing a pine tree in the forest.]


- Image ID: Reck3_4Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: North State Lumber Co. - haul & landing. [View of tracks, logs and man sitting on log alongside tracks, taken from logging locomotive travelling through the forest. South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_4Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: North State Lumber Co. - haul & loading. [Men loading logs from railroad car onto barge at landing; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_5Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Midst smoke and flame on the Tuxbury logging. [Men walking among logs and smoke from slashburning on forest floor, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_5Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Tuxbury Co. [Loading logs onto railroad cars; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_6Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Skid 'em and load 'em aflame! [Tree-length logs on forest floor with fires burning in background, Tuxbury Lumber Co., South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_6Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Bunching logs. [Men oversee log hauling by horse, Tuxbury Lumber Co., South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_7Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Loading logs aflame. [Log loading onto railroad cars, Tuxbury Lumber Co., South Carolina. Man in hat standing in foreground.]


- Image ID: Reck3_7Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Monster loader and skidder (Clyde) on Tuxbury Lumber Co. job. [South Carolina; people visible in right foreground.]


- Image ID: Reck3_8Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: McGiffert loader, Tuxbury. [Loading logs onto railroad cars on Tuxbury Lumber Company job, South Carolina. Horse in foreground of photograph.]


- Image ID: Reck3_8Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Detail. [Man stands beside log loader; other men visible loading logs in the background. Tuxbury Lumber Company, South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_9Ath    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: The Tuxbury Turpentine Still. [Man standing next to still; South Carolina.]


- Image ID: Reck3_9Bth    Image Date: 1932

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Image Caption: Williams Portable Band Saw [Cornell College of Forestry students and others gathered in front of saw, Tuxbury Lumber Company, South Carolina.]



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