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Long Trail Photographs

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The Long Trail Collection includes over 900 images of the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States: Vermont’s Long Trail. The collection is mainly comprised of black-and-white and hand-colored lantern slides derived from photographs taken between 1912 and 1937. It documents the Green Mountain Club’s building of original trails and shelters and illustrates the enthusiasm for the Long Trail project (and hiking in general) at the turn of the century. These images chronicle the views and landscapes seen by early hikers of the Long Trail and provide an historical record of people associated with the Green Mountain Club’s formative years.


Published:  March 09, 2010,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Ernest R. Lesage

Creator:  Lesage, Ernest R.

Date:  1917-08-22; 1917-08-22

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   lantern slides

Ernest R. Lesage shaving at a stop along the trail.

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    Title:   Lesage and his bride on Couching Lion (Camel's Hump)

    Creator:  Dean, Theron S.; Lesage, Ernest R.

    Date:  1918; 1918

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   lantern slides

    In the background is the North Hut on Couching Lion. "Couching Lion" is the previous name for Camel's Hump. Negative done by Lesage, coloring done by "K" in February of 1929.

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