U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service photograph collection, 1948-1967  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service photograph collection
Dates
1948-1967 (inclusive)
Quantity
54 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1211
Summary
Photographs of land management practices relating to pollution, erosion, fires, water pollution, fires, preservation and national parks. National parks include Jedediah Smith Redwoods, Del Norte Redwoods Park, and a proposed Redwoods National Park
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of land management practices relating to pollution, erosion, fires, water pollution, fires, preservation and national parks. National parks include Jedediah Smith Redwoods, Del Norte Redwoods Park, and a proposed Redwoods National Park.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

PollutionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
 Aerial view of Denver under smog
Written on photo: Urbicide.
October 1963
1/1 2
Two photographs comparing Oakland, California from Yebra Buena Island on a smoggy day and on a clear day
circa 1948-1967
1/1 3
Factories and smog in Dallas, Texas
Dallas Morning News (photographer)
November 1,1965
1/1 4
 Building in Washington D.C. being power-cleaned of pollution
United States Department of Health (Photographer)
October 26, 1960
1/1 5
 Polluted river in front of buildings
Ted Jones, Falls Church, Virginia (photographer)
Caption on front: Life in these United States.Ted Jones was an American photographer, director, producer, and sculptor. He was born in 1927 and died in 2007. In 1954, Jones received the Sylvania award for Television for the first water pollution special on television, "Our Beautiful Potomac." He also received an Emmy for his work on the cinematography and editing of "Urban Sprawl." Among other awards, he won a Peabody Award, Governor's award, and the Special Jury Gold Medal at the Atlanta Film Festival. He spent 17 years producing films in the environmental field. He had many picture credits in Time, Fortune, and LIFE magazines. His photographs are in the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum, the University of New Mexico Art Museum, and the James A. Michener Museum of Art.
circa 1948-1967
1/1 6
Pile of garbage next to garbage can in Rat Harbor, Mississippi
R.Moore (photographer)
circa 1948-1967
1/1 7
 Bear with knocked over trash can at Glacier National Park
Jack E. Boucher, United States Department of Interior (photographer)
June 1960
1/1 8
 Pollution from burner from Tahoe Timber Company in Reno, Nevada
City and County Health Department, Reno, Nevada (Photographer)
November 2, 1964
1/1 9
Woman holding a "Citizens for Clean Air" sign with men talking to each other in the background
Ted Jones, Fall Church, Virginia (photographer)
circa 1960s

ErosionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 10
 District Ranger Sterling W. Weaver and Supervisor's Staff Assistant Don Pomarening examine a gully for erosion control at Tombigbee National Forest, Mississippi
Dan Todd, United States Forest Service (photographer)
Caption on verso: District Ranger Sterling W. Weaver and Supervisor's Staff Assistant Don Pomarening examine an old gully which has been healed by the growing forest after the surrounding lands were taken out of cultivation some 25 years ago, and the forest regrowth protected and encouraged successively by the Resettlement Administration, the Soil Conservation Service, and finally by the Forest Services, culminating in November 1959 in national forest status.
April 1961
1/2 11
 Planting crew planting pine trees in large gully to curb erosion at Whitten tract and North boundary forest in Mississippi
Dan O. Todd, United States Forest Service (photographer)
Caption on verso: Those gullies are at edge of abandoned field being planted to pine.
1948
1/2 12
Man planting pine tree to fight erosion in Lafayette County, Mississippi
R.W. Neelands (photographer)
Caption on verso: Brush dams, installed before planting, have collected loose soil in which pines can be planted successfully. These trees will stabilize the area within 5 to 15 years.
January 1963
1/2 13
 Eroded gully in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois
P.F. Hein and C.W. Carlson, United States Forest Service (photographers)
Caption on verso: Shortleaf pine planted by Sahara Coal Company on their spoil bank left after strip mining.
May 7, 1952
1/2 14
Body of water and hills with shrubbery indication of success of erosion control in Wayne National Forest, Ohio
Leland J. Prater, United States Forest Service (photographer)
Caption on verso: Strip-mining area two years after rehabilitation work was done, planting of locust and grass.
June 16, 1960
1/2 15
Car on dirt bridge surrounded by body of water with grass and plant cover in Wayne National Forest, Ohio
Leland J. Prater, United States Forest Service (photographer)
Caption on verso: Strip-mining area four years after rehabilitation work was done, planting of locust and grass for soil rehabilitation and fish and wildlife habitat.
June 16, 1960
1/2 16
 Men fishing at a pond that was previously rehabilitated in Wyane National Forest , Ohio
Leland J. Prater, United States Forest Service (photographer)
Caption on verso: Fishing in one of the small ponds in a strip mined area four years after rehabilitation work was started.
June 16, 1960
1/2 17
Lake and trees in area that was rehabilitated in Wayne National Forest, Ohio
Leland J. Prater, United States Forest Service (photographer)
Caption on verso: Strip mined area eight years after rehabilitation work was done.
June 16, 1960

Water PollutionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 18 September 8, 1947
1/3 19 July 21, 1947
1/3 20
 Timber floating in the water next to a beach in California
United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
Caption on verso: California... A logging operation on the Klamath River, contributing to the pollution of the river.
circa 1948-1967
1/3 21
Litter below the Great Falls of the Potomac River
United States Department of Interior (photographer)
September 1966
1/3 22
 Extremely polluted river in Canton, North Carolina
Rex Gary Schmidt (photographer)
Caption on verso: Close-up of paper waste from Champion Paper and Fiber Company, which is polluting stream.
circa 1948-1967
1/3 23
 Dead fish in Arrowwood Refuge, North Dakota
Frank Brockman and Nelius B. Nelson (photographers)
Caption on verso: Arrowwood Refuge, Kensal, N. Dakota. Dead fish in bay across Arrowwood Lake from McKenzie Creek Point.
circa 1948-1967
1/3 24
Six dead birds covered in oil along New England coast
Caption on verso: Oil soaked waterfowl.
circa 1948-1967
1/3 25
 Stern end of roller to remove oil from water in Baltimore, Maryland
United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
Caption on verso: The stern end of the oil retrieves used in Baltimore Harbor to clear the surface of the water of the oil from vessels that ply the port. The rollers shown, pick up oil as they revolve in the water. The oil is then scraped off the rollers and deposited in a tank at the stern section of the boat. When the retrieved-oil tank is filled, it is emptied into a larger tank ashore.
August 1967
1/3 26
Eroded gully with water and vegetation in Illinois
United States Department of Interior (photographer)
Caption on verso: No.753...This eroded and destructive gully on Illinois farm land, was converted into a useful farmpond by filling the depressed area with water. Grass soon grew on the banks, permitting the grazing of the cattle and the harvesting of grain.(See No.707 for "after" picture).
circa 1948-1967
1/3 27
Eroded gully converted to a lake with farmland in the background in Illinois
United States Department of Interior (photographer)
Caption on verso: No.707... This is the useful farmpond in Illinois, created by the use of water and which formally was an eroded, destructive gully. Mown hay can be seen stacked in the far bank which formerly sustained no plant life. (See also photo No.753 for "before" photo).
circa 1948-1967

Preservation and AftermathReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 28
 People digging out a drange ditch to eliminate mosquito breeding site in Jacksonville, Tennessee
Caption on verso: 1) Environmental sanction-vector control. 2) Construction of drainage ditch to eliminate mosquito breeding site.
circa 1948-1967
1/4 29
Machinery digging by a water channel
circa 1948-1967
1/4 30
 Boy scout group planting on severely eroded land to fight erosion in Mississippi
Daniel O. Todd, United States Forest Service (Photographer)
Caption on verso: Relief field work, planting, Yazoo-Lake Tallahatchis flood prevention project. Boy scout planting crew under guidance of consulting forester Fred Joy in severely eroded land of North Mississippi. .This was one of the several Scout crews brought out from Memphis, Tennessee on a Saturday in March, 1954, as a conservation education project of private concerns, and State and Federal agencies, including the USFS.
March 1954
1/4 31
Man surveying a field while holding a bucket of plants to be planted in Mississippi
Daniel O. Todd, United States Forest Service (Photographer)
Caption on verso: Relief field work, planting, Yazoo-Lake Tallahatchis flood prevention project. Example of good land use: Trees on the slopes and row crops in the valley. W.C. Turpin of the Taylor community near Oxford, starts out with his planting bar and bucket of pine seedlings, while his brother R.F. Turpin can be seen plowing in the valley. Owning some 500 acres of land they have cooperated with the Y-T project in planting some 80,000 trees over the past several years.
February 1954
1/4 32
Lake and mossy trees at Wakulla Springs Wildlife Sanctuary in Tallahassee, Florida
United States Forest Service (Photographer)
Caption on verso: This section of the Wakulla River, southwest of Tallahassee, is being preserved in its natural state as a wildlife sanctuary. This area is included in the Southeastern Comprehensive Project for water pollution control.
circa 1948-1967
1/4 33
Snow geese on the lake and in the air in the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, California
Peter J. Van Huizen, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Photographer)
Caption on verso: Group of snow geese in rice check, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. These geese have opened up this area, in feeding.
September 10,1959
1/4 34
Mallard ducks in the water and in the air at White River Refuge in Moon Lake, Arkansas
Peter J. Van Huizen, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Photographer)
Caption on verso: Concentration of ducks (mostly mallards).
circa 1948-1967

National Parks: RedwoodsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/5 35
Aerial view of proposed Redwoods Park boundaries
M. Woodbridge Williams, United States Department of Interior (Photographer )
Caption on verso: Mosaic aerial showing Proposed Park Boundary and adjacent Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP and Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP.
May 1968
1/5 36
Tree and ferns in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Fred E. Mang Jr.,United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 37-38
 Trees and ferns in Del Norte Coast Redwoods, California
Fred E. Mang Jr., United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 39
 Car driving on the road into the fog surrounded by trees in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California
Fred E. Mang Jr., United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 40-42
 Beaches at False Kalamath Cove, California
Fred E. Mang Jr., United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 43
Fog in the forest southeast of Camp Klamath, California
Fred E. Mang Jr., United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
Caption on verso: Fog southest of Camp Kalamath.
July 1966
1/5 44
 Simpson Tiber Company truck with logs southeast of Camp Klamath, California
Fred E. Mang Jr., United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 45
 Cars on the road surrounded by the forest in Weber Grove
Fred E. Mang Jr.,United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 46
 Trees in Stout Grove, California
Fred E. Mang Jr.,United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 47
 Elk at coast in Golf Base Area in Prairie Creek, Redwoods State National Park
Fred E. Mang Jr.,United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
July 1966
1/5 48
Scattered timber in a field in Redwoods National Park
United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
circa 1948-1967

National Parks: Glacier National Park FiresReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 49-50
 Aerial view of Flathead Fire in Montana
United States Department of Interior (photographer)
August 1967
1/6 51
Smoke form the Glacier Wall Fire
United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
August 1967

National ParksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/7 52 circa 1948-1967
1/7 53
 Tent worm near Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
June 11, 1967
1/7 54
Three boys walking on the shore of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan
M. Woodbridge Williams,United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
1967
1/7 55
 Three boys on a row boat in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan
M. Woodbridge Williams, United States Department of Interior (Photographer)
1967

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)