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Record Unit 7140

Braun, E. Lucy (Emma Lucy), 1889-1971

Emma Lucy Braun Photograph Album, circa 1932-1940

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Braun, E. Lucy (Emma Lucy), 1889-1971
Title: Emma Lucy Braun Photograph Album
Dates: circa 1932-1940
Quantity: 0.43 cu. ft. (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Record Unit 7140
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This album contains photographs of Kentucky and Tennessee forests, many of which appeared in her published work. Also included are some photographs of individuals and groups, and a series of photographs of forests taken by Ralph W. Chaney in 1940. Most of the photographs are of virgin forests that have since been destroyed by lumbering and mining.

Historical Note

Emma Lucy Braun (1889-1971), a specialist in forest ecology, spent her entire professional career at the University of Cincinnati. Her primary field of interest was deciduous forests of eastern North America, a subject on which she produced several publications.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

This album contains photographs of Kentucky and Tennessee forests, many of which appeared in her published work. Also included are some photographs of individuals and groups, and a series of photographs of forests taken by Ralph W. Chaney in 1940. Most of the photographs are of virgin forests that have since been destroyed by lumbering and mining.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7140, Emma Lucy Braun Photograph Album

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Container List

Box 1

Photograph Album

Album page - Seven photographs: 1) Mullin's Farmhouse, Partridge, Kentucky; 2) Mist Rising from Pine Mountain after a Storm - View from the Side Yard; 3) Seven People Sitting on Front Porch of Mullin's Farmhouse; 4) Big Black Mountain from the Front Porch; 5) Flood of Poor Fork, July 5, 1935; 6) "On the Farm" showing Seven People; 7) Parson's Branch Cuts a Trench in Cloud Burst of July 5, 1935. [Image no. SIA2007-0023]

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Mist Rising from Pine Mountain after a Storm - View from the Side Yard (Mullin's Farmhouse, Partridge, Kentucky), c. 1935. [Image no. SIA2007-0024]

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Flood of Poor Fork, Kentucky, July 5, 1935. (Braun image no. K44-7) [Image no. SIA2007-0025]

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"On the Farm" showing Seven People (Mullin's Farm, Partridge, Kentucky). [Image no. SIA2007-0026]

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Parson's Branch (Kentucky) Cuts a Trench in Cloud Burst, July 5, 1935. (Braun image no. K44-8) [Image no. SIA2007-0027]

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Seven People Sitting on Front Porch of Mullin's Farmhouse, Partridge, Kentucky, c. 1935 [Image no. SIA2007-0028]

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Mullin's Farmhouse, Partridge, Kentucky, c. 1935. [Image no. SIA2007-0029]

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Big Black Mountain from the Front Porch (Mullin's Farmhouse, Partridge, Kentucky), c. 1935. [Image no. SIA2007-0030]

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Album page - Five photographs: 1) "The Big Poplar," Perry County, Kentucky, June 14, 1933; 2) "The Big Poplar," Perry County, Kentucky (23 ft. in circumference, 4 feet above base); 3-5) "The Largest Tulip Tree in Eastern Kentucky," c. 1933. [Image no. SIA2007-0031]

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"The Big Poplar" with three people standing in front of tree, Perry County, Kentucky, June 14, 1933. (Braun image no. 3-11) [Image no. SIA2007-0032]

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"The Big Poplar" with one person standing in front of tree, Perry County, Kentucky, June 14, 1933. Caption reads, "23 ft. in circumference, 4 feet above base." (Braun image no. 3-12) [Image no. SIA2007-0033]

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"The Largest Tulip Tree in Eastern Kentucky" (one person standing in front of tree), c. 1933. In the right fork of the left or unnamed fork of Lynn Fork of Leatherwood, tributary to the North Fork of the Kentucky River, Perry County, Kentucky. (Braun image no. 4-1) [Image no. SIA2007-0036]

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"The Largest Tulip Tree in Eastern Kentucky" (one person standing in front of tree), c. 1933. In the right fork of the left or unnamed fork of Lynn Fork of Leatherwood, tributary to the North Fork of the Kentucky River, Perry County, Kentucky. (Braun image no. 4-2) [Image no. SIA2007-0035]

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"The Largest Tulip Tree in Eastern Kentucky" (one person standing in front of tree), c. 1933. In the right fork of the left or unnamed fork of Lynn Fork of Leatherwood, tributary to the North Fork of the Kentucky River, Perry County, Kentucky. (Braun image no. 4-3) [Image no. SIA2007-0034]

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Album page - Five photographs: 1) Poor Fork of the Cumberland River Near Bad Branch, Pine Mountain to the Left; 2) Rhododendron and Hemlock Fringe the Stream - Upper Poor Fork; 3-4) Bad Branch - A Clear Cold Stream with Mossy Boulder-Strewn Bed and Banks of Hemlock and Rhododendron; 5) Each Family Has Its "Coal Bank" - Here the Mine Opening is Shaded by Rhododendron and Mt. Laurel, c. 1935. [Image no SIA2007-042]

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Poor Fork of the Cumberland River Near Bad Branch, Pine Mountain to the Left (Kentucky), c. 1935. (Braun image no. 7-8) [Image no. SIA2007-0043]

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Rhododendron and Hemlock Fringe the Stream - Upper Poor Fork (Kentucky), c. 1935. (Braun image no. 8-12) [Image no. SIA2007-0044]

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Coal Bank - Mine Opening is Shaded by Rhododendron and Mt. Laurel (Kentucky), c. 1935. Caption reads, "Each Family Has Its "Coal Bank" - Here the Mine Opening is Shaded by Rhododendron and Mt. Laurel." (Braun image no. 7-9) [Image no. SIA2007-0045]

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Bad Branch - A Clear Cold Stream with Mossy Boulder-Strewn Bed and Banks of Hemlock and Rhododendron (Kentucky), c. 1935. (Braun image no. 7-12) [Image no. SIA2007-0046]

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Bad Branch - A Clear Cold Stream with Mossy Boulder-Strewn Bed and Banks of Hemlock and Rhododendron (Kentucky), c. 1935. (Braun image no. 7-10) [Image no. SIA2007-0047]

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Bad Branch - A Clear Cold Stream with Mossy Boulder-Strewn Bed and Banks of Hemlock and Rhododendron (Kentucky), c. 1935. (Braun image nos. 7-10 and 7-12) [Image no. SIA2007-0048]

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Album page - Two photographs: 1) High Rock, elevation 3200 feet - a part of the rugged crest of Pine Mountain in Letcher County, Kentucky; 2) Whitesburg, elevation 1200 feet - view over the Cumberland Plateau from High Rock near the Virginia border, Whitesburg, on the north fork of the Kentucky River lies 2000 feet below, July 4, 1933. [Image no. SIA2007-0049]

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High Rock, elevation 3200 feet - a part of the rugged crest of Pine Mountain in Letcher County, Kentucky, July 4, 1933. [Image no. SIA2007-0050]

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Whitesburg, elevation 1200 feet - View over the Cumberland Plateau from High Rock near the Virginia border, Whitesburg, on the north fork of the Kentucky River lies 2000 feet below, July 4, 1993. [Image no. SIA2007-0051]

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Album page - Six photographs taken at the Falls of Bad Branch, Letcher County, Kentucky, c. 1933. [Image no. SIA2007-0052]

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The Forest Comes to the Foot of the Cliffs (Falls of Bad Branch, Letcher County, Kentucky), c. 1933. (Braun image no. 8-2) [Image no. SIA2007-0054]

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Sandstone Cliffs at the Falls of Bad Branch (Letcher County, Kentucky), c. 1933. (Braun image no. 8-3) [Image no. SIA2007-0053]

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The Valley of Bad Branch from the Falls (Falls of Bad Branch, Letcher County, Kentucky), c. 1933. (Braun image no. 8-5) [Image no. SIA2007-0058]

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The Falls Drop 50 Feet Over the Cliff (Falls of Bad Branch, Letcher County, Kentucky), c. 1933. (Braun image no. 8-7) [Image no. SIA2007-0055]

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Sphagnum Mats on the Cliffs (Falls of Bad Branch, Letcher County, Kentucky), c. 1933. (Braun image no. 10-2) [Image no. SIA2007-0056]

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Trautvetteria and Ferns Wet by Spray of the Falls (Falls of Bad Branch, Letcher County, Kentucky), c. 1933. (Braun image no. 10-3) [Image no. SIA2007-0057]

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Album page - Five photographs: 1) In the Tulip Tree Grove, Near Tree is 15 ft. in Circumference, Understory is Sugar Maple; 2) A Luxuriant Herbaceous Growth with Many Ferns, Figure Beside Tree gives Scale; 3) Tulip and Beech Prevail in this Part of the Forest, Figure Gives Scale; 4) Three Large Tulip Tress on Ravine Slope, Nearest, 14 ft. Circumference, Figure Gives Scale; 5) Lower in the Ravine, Hemlock and Birch Mix with Tulip, White Oak, Beech and Maple, June 14, 1993. [Image no. SIA2007-0059]

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In the Tulip Tree Grove, Near Tree is 15 ft. in Circumference, Understory is Sugar Maple (Forest of Lynn Fork, Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky), June 14, 1933 (Braun image no. 4-4) [Image no. SIA2007-0060]

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A Luxuriant Herbaceous Growth with Many Ferns, Figure Beside Tree gives Scale (Forest of Lynn Fork, Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky), June 14, 1993. (Braun image no. 4-5) [Image no. SIA2007-0061]

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Tulip and Beech Prevail in this Part of the Forest, Figure Gives Scale (Forest of Lynn Fork, Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky), June 14, 1993. (Braun image no. 4-6) [Image no. SIA2007-0062]

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Lower in the Ravine, Hemlock and Birch Mix with Tulip, White Oak, Beech and Maple (Forest of Lynn Fork, Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky), June 14, 1933. (Braun image no. 4-8) [Image no. SIA2007-0063]

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Three Large Tulip Tress on Ravine Slope, Nearest, 14 ft. Circumference, Figure Gives Scale (Forest of Lynn Fork, Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky), June 14, 1993. (Braun image no. 4-7) [Image no. SIA2007-0064]

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