Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph Collection, 1882-1905

Title

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph Collection, 1882-1905

Description

The Mountain Photograph Collection consists primarily of photographs taken by Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwestern Virginia.

Thruston (1858-1946) was a member of one of Louisville’s most prominent families. He was an engineer by education and vocation, and a historian and photographer by avocation. Thruston was also a benefactor and longtime president of The Filson Historical Society (1923-1946).

In 1882, Thruston was hired as a geological assistant under Albert Rogers Crandall (1840-1926) of the Kentucky Geological Survey. The Survey’s goal was to explore and record the natural resources in Appalachian counties. Thruston helped survey, photograph, and document the region. The photographs in this exhibit were produced during the mid-1880s, when Thruston and Crandall worked for the Kentucky Geological Survey, and from the 1890s through the early 20th century, when Thruston continued to work and document Appalachia during his time with the Kentucky Union Land Company. The counties featured in this exhibit include: Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Harlan, Knox, Letcher, Pike, Whitley, and Wolfe in Kentucky, and Wise and Lee in Virginia.

Creator

Thruston, Rogers Clark Ballard, 1858-1946

Source

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections and Photograph Collection

Date

1882-1905

Rights

The Filson Historical Society believes that the item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. https://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?language=en
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Format

Photographs

Type

Still images

Identifier

RCBT_MT_004 - RCBT_MT_336

Collection Items

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 209
View of Mining Village Office Store and Boarding House.

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 275
Office on Morris tract, Crab Orchard, Lee Co., Va.

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 180
"Real Estate Exchange" in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 178
In Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., Va. Photo by John R. Procter, State Geologist.

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 5
Pikeville (Pike C.H.) Ky. Looking up the River.

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 64
Wedding Party on head of Smoot Cr., Letcher Co., Ky.

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 75
Store and P.O., Rockhouse, Letcher Co., Ky.

Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Mountain Photograph No. 76
Group of school children, Rock-house, Ky.
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