Dan DeSanto, staff member of the Bailey/Howe Library, discusses the hand-colored lantern slides from our new Long Trail photographs collection.
This collection documents the nation’s first long-distance hiking trail and is comprised of over 900 digitized glass lantern slides dating to the 1910s – 1930s.
These images capture the landscapes seen by early hikers, document recreational and maintenance activities on the trail, and provide an historical record of people associated with the trail’s formation. The photographs were taken by early Long Trail advocates Theron S. Dean and Herbert Wheaton Congdon.
Our collection launch coincides with the March 11, 2010 centennial of the Green Mountain Club, the member organization which built and maintains the Long Trail.
The Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) is a digital library of unique research collections. It is the UVM Libraries' goal that students, faculty, staff, scholars, and community members participate as users and creators of digital resources in an open, collaborative environment. The CDI also works with users to integrate digital collections in their research, teaching, and learning strategies. For more information, and to propose a new collection, visit cdi.uvm.edu/about/about.