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Boxwood Gardens, 1916 - National Parks Gallery

Boxwood Gardens, 1916 - National Parks Gallery

Montrose Park. The appearance of the Boxwood Gardens around 1916, along with the newly-constructed Pergola.

Trolley Right-of-Way at Glen Echo Park

Trolley Right-of-Way at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park-Clara Barton House. The trolley right-of-way was located in front of the historic east entrance to Glen Echo Park, ca. 1900. This entrance was serviced by trollies running between Washington, D.C... More

Former Buildings at Halemaumau

Former Buildings at Halemaumau

Crater Rim Historic District. The shelter and two comfort stations at Halemaumau, c. 1934, are no longer extant and considered to be an archeological site. There are two concrete vaults near the parking lot tha... More

Trail Construction - National Parks Gallery

Trail Construction - National Parks Gallery

The Watchman. The Watchman Trail is lined with rock on the down slope of the trail, seen here in 1932. The trail represents the Naturalistic landscape architecture style common during this time, using the park'... More

Parking Lot at Bluffs Picnic Area

Parking Lot at Bluffs Picnic Area

Bluffs Picnic Area - Doughton Park. The first section of Ridge Road was completed in 1939, with an extension designed in 192 and constructed by 1957. It winds through the forested areas, mountain laurel, and rh... More

Wildcat Rocks Overlook (1952)

Wildcat Rocks Overlook (1952)

Bluffs Lodge - Doughton Park. The viewshed at Wildcat Rocks retains its original character and contributes to the feeling and setting of the property. Contemporary visitors to the overlook can see the same spec... More

The Dentzel Carousel, ca. 1925

The Dentzel Carousel, ca. 1925

Glen Echo Park-Clara Barton House. Children ride the Dentzel Carousel ca. 1925, four years after its installation at the Glen Echo amusement park. Many of the amusement park rides have been removed since the pa... More

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Fire Department building, is painted from an historic photo of the Fort Myer Fire Department. Names of current and past department members are located in t... More

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Fire Department building, is painted from a historic photo of the Fort Myer Fire Department. Names of current and past department members are located in th... More

Arch Steam Vent, Yellowstone National Park

Arch Steam Vent, Yellowstone National Park

Historic photograph of Arch Steam Vent from 1967, before the arch collapsed.

Trolley at the Entrance to Glen Echo Park in 1939

Trolley at the Entrance to Glen Echo Park in 1939

Glen Echo Park-Clara Barton House. A trolley at the historic east entrance to Glen Echo park in 1939.

Ranger-Naturalist Program at Crater Lake, c. 1960s

Ranger-Naturalist Program at Crater Lake, c. 1960s

The Watchman. This photo from the 1960s shows a Ranger-Naturalist educating park visitors about Crater Lake. In the period between 1942 and 1971, the Watchman Observation Station was staffed during the fire sea... More

Beatrix Farrand Garden Path/Allee, 1943

Beatrix Farrand Garden Path/Allee, 1943

Bellefield. During the period of Morgan ownership (1929 - 1975), the manicured lawns and formal garden continued to be maintained in the same manner. Both the Newbolds and the Morgans had a property superintend... More

Historic Springfield Armory - National Parks Gallery

Historic Springfield Armory - National Parks Gallery

This illustration from 1850 shows the growth of Springfield Armory since its inception in 1794. The building in the foreground is the Main Arsenal building that acts as the Springfield Armory National Historic ... More

View from Araby Farm, ca. 1934

View from Araby Farm, ca. 1934

Monocacy National Battlefield. View from Araby farm fields looking west, ca. 1934. Between 1812 and 1832, John McPherson and his son assembled various portions of tracts to create a 1,111-acre property that cam... More

Bluffs Picnic Area - National Parks Gallery

Bluffs Picnic Area - National Parks Gallery

Bluffs Picnic Area - Doughton Park. The picnic area comfort station and shelter, building #102, was built in 1941. In this pre-1956 view, the structure appears in a prominent position on the hillside. Since the... More

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel demonstrating how to construct a fishtrap made of Teyer Palm, native to the Virgin Islands. His son is watching in image catalogue No. 10736

Joan of Arc - National Parks Gallery

Joan of Arc - National Parks Gallery

Historic photograph of the Joan of Arc statue.

Troops on the Camp Hill Landscape, 1862

Troops on the Camp Hill Landscape, 1862

This 1862 photograph of Federal troops stationed at the armory superintendent's house shows the condition of the Camp Hill landscape during the 1860s. Note the generally bare, compacted, and eroded earth.

Woods Picnic Area Comfort Station

Woods Picnic Area Comfort Station

Bluffs Coffee Shop and Service Station - Doughton Park. A comfort station was added to Picnic Area #1 in 1941-42. The following year, it became known as the Woods Picnic Area. this was the first building to be ... More

Exploring Montezuma Castle, 1940's

Exploring Montezuma Castle, 1940's

Prior to 1951 visitors were allowed to climb a series of ladders and explore the interior of Montezuma Castle.

Historic Recreational Land Use at Montrose Park

Historic Recreational Land Use at Montrose Park

Montrose Park. A view of the play area on March 15, 1944, showing a slide, basketball court, and shed building originally from Lincoln Park. Both as an estate and a public park, the property was devoted to both... More

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel demonstrating how to construct a fishtrap made of Teyer Palm, native to the Virgin Islands. His son is watching in image catalogue No. 10736

Historic Photograph of Battery Weed, Ft. Wadsworth

Historic Photograph of Battery Weed, Ft. Wadsworth

A historic photograph of Battery Weed at Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, New York.

Motorcyclist on Hot Springs Mountain, Hot Springs Arkansas

Motorcyclist on Hot Springs Mountain, Hot Springs Arkansas

Historic photograph of a motorcyclist on Hot Springs Mountain with the Medical Arts Building in the background.

Tourist Rest - National Parks Gallery

Tourist Rest - National Parks Gallery

Bryce Canyon Lodge/Deluxe Cabins landscape, Bryce Canyon National Park. In 1920, early homesteaders in the area that is now Bryce Canyon National Park built a permanent lodge near the rim. Rueben (Ruby) and Cla... More

CCC Side Camp Work, the shop

CCC Side Camp Work, the shop

Historic Photograph- original description "CCC Side Camp work the shop." Date--"Spring 1939"

Tobacco Barn Near the Confederate Cemetery, 1940

Tobacco Barn Near the Confederate Cemetery, 1940

Little is known about many of the potential archaeological sites of the Appomattox Court House Landscape. Numerous outbuildings and agricultural buildings, such as this tobacco barn near Confederate Cemetery, w... More

Coffee Shop and Service Station landscape, circa 1949

Coffee Shop and Service Station landscape, circa 1949

Bluffs Coffee Shop and Service Station - Doughton Park. The parking lot, comfort station, and picnic area were built in 1938-39, and the coffee shop and service station was completed by 1949. The site represent... More

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel demonstrating how to construct a fishtrap made of Teyer Palm, native to the Virgin Islands. His son is watching in image catalogue No. 10736

Montezuma Castle, 1887 - National Parks Gallery

Montezuma Castle, 1887 - National Parks Gallery

An image of Montezuma Castle taken in 1887, almost 30 years before it was designated a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Guard Walls and the Park Road System

Guard Walls and the Park Road System

Crater Rim Historic District. All of the guard walls constructed along Crater Rim Drive conformed to the specifications for the Type 2 guard wall developed by the NPS landscape department. The plan for the loop... More

Helen Shaw Fowler in 1921

Helen Shaw Fowler in 1921

Helen Shaw Fowler in 1921. She owned and operated the Shaw Aquatic Gardens, first with her father Walter Shaw and on her own after his death, until federal acquisition of the land in 1938.

Halemau'u Trail Switchbacks, 1937

Halemau'u Trail Switchbacks, 1937

CCC Haleakala Crater Trails District. After months of labor by the CCC crews, the Halemau'u Trail alignment reached the crater floor. Their trail work also included widening the trail, adding guardrails, planti... More

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel demonstrating how to construct a fishtrap made of Teyer Palm, native to the Virgin Islands. His son is watching in image catalogue No. 10736

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel demonstrating how to construct a fishtrap made of Teyer Palm, native to the Virgin Islands. His son is watching in image catalogue No. 10736

Ral Spring, Hot Springs Arkansas

Ral Spring, Hot Springs Arkansas

Historic photograph from the mid-1800s depicting three men sitting with their feet in one of the thermal springs.

Georgetown Pike, ca. 1900

Georgetown Pike, ca. 1900

Monocacy National Battlefield. The Georgetown Pike, circa 1900. This road was the primary north-south highway between Fredrick County and Washington, D.C. Note the stone walls lining the road. Many of these wal... More

Hydraulic Dive - National Parks Gallery

Hydraulic Dive - National Parks Gallery

Glen Echo Park-Clara Barton House. Left: A drawing from Lorenzo Shaw's 1907 patent application for the "Hydraulic Dive" from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Right: Visitors to the Glen Echo amusement park... More

Hot Springs national park - Superintendent's Residence, Hot Springs Arkansas

Hot Springs national park - Superintendent's Residence, Hot Springs Ar...

Historic photograph of the superintendent's residence, which sat along Fountain Street.

Trailer Loop, June 1946

Trailer Loop, June 1946

Doughton Park Campground. The vehicle circulation at the campground consists of a series of loop roads. The hilltop loop is the most prominent feature, and others radiate out from this location. The trailer loo... More

NPS Program at Kenilworth Aquatic Garden, 1952

NPS Program at Kenilworth Aquatic Garden, 1952

Under NPS management, public programs like this one in September 1952 attracted visitors to tour the ponds of Kenilworth. Even before becoming a national park, the Shaw Gardens had become a leading destination ... More

Historic Photograph of Battery Weed, Ft. Wadsworth

Historic Photograph of Battery Weed, Ft. Wadsworth

A historic photograph of Battery Weed at Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, New York.

Buchanan Memorial, National Parks gallery

Buchanan Memorial, National Parks gallery

Historic photograph of the Buchanan Memorial.

Great Smoky Mountains Chimney Tops
Walkway to Wildcat Rocks Overlook

Walkway to Wildcat Rocks Overlook

Bluffs Lodge - Doughton Park. A walkway to Wildcat Rocks Overlook was constructed in the late-1930s/early-1940s. Additional walkways were constructed in the late-1940s/early 1950s to connect the newly-built lod... More

Trailer Loop, June 1946 - Automobiles of 1940s

Trailer Loop, June 1946 - Automobiles of 1940s

Doughton Park Campground. The campground is one of the first developed areas planned along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The first three loop road camping areas, including the trailer loop "C," were built by 1939. A... More

Wildcat Rocks Overlook - National Parks Gallery

Wildcat Rocks Overlook - National Parks Gallery

Bluffs Lodge - Doughton Park. In this 1951 view, parkway visitors stop at Wildcat Rocks Overlook. The overlook was built in 1939 with a stone retaining wall and flagstone patio. These features used stone materi... More

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel Working on Fishtrap, Historic Photograph 1963

Mr. Henry Samuel demonstrating how to construct a fishtrap made of Teyer Palm, native to the Virgin Islands. His son is watching in image catalogue No. 10736

National parks: Serenity - public domain image

National parks: Serenity - public domain image

Historic photograph of the Serenity statue.

National parks: Dante - public domain image

National parks: Dante - public domain image

Historic photograph of the Dante statue.

Historic Photograph of the ship, America

Historic Photograph of the ship, America

The America was a ship that serviced Isle Royale in the early 20th century, until she sank there on June 7, 1928.

Rain falling on mountains

Rain falling on mountains

Laura Thornburgh captured a rainstorm falling on distant mountains.

Pool below waterfall - National Parks Gallery

Pool below waterfall - National Parks Gallery

Laura Thornburgh photo of the pool below a waterfall

Horseback Riders, Hot Springs Arkansas

Horseback Riders, Hot Springs Arkansas

Horseback riders at Gulpha Gorge Campground, circa 1929

Deulxe Quadruplex Cabin in 1929

Deulxe Quadruplex Cabin in 1929

Bryce Canyon Lodge/Deluxe Cabins landscape, Bryce Canyon National Park. The Deluxe Quadruplex Cabin looks much the same now as it did in 1929. Even though the development of the landscape was completed in phase... More

Parking Lot at Watchman Overlook, c. 1934

Parking Lot at Watchman Overlook, c. 1934

The Watchman. Historic photograph showing the parking lot located at Watchman Overlook, c. 1934. The trail and observation building were to embody Naturalistic and Rustic architectural design principals, incorp... More

View from Araby Mill, ca. 1934

View from Araby Mill, ca. 1934

Monocacy National Battlefield. View northwest from Araby Mill, circa 1934. The water towers of the railroad junction can be seen in the middle left distance and the turnpike bridge and turnpike beyond can be se... More

Wildcat Rocks circa 1939

Wildcat Rocks circa 1939

Bluffs Lodge - Doughton Park. Bluffs Lodge is notable for its location in a rolling highland plateau, with a steep drop to the east down the face of Wildcat Rocks. The terrain remains the same as it did during ... More

Woodland Paths - National Parks Gallery

Woodland Paths - National Parks Gallery

Montrose Park. Burnap included two images of these paths in this 1916 book, "Parks: Their Design, Equipment, and Use." It appears that the path surface was made of gravel, and flagstones were used as steps on t... More

Early View of the Bryce Canyon Lodge, c. 1925

Early View of the Bryce Canyon Lodge, c. 1925

Bryce Canyon Lodge/Deluxe Cabins landscape, Bryce Canyon National Park. The site for the lodge was selected in 1923, and construction was completed in May of 1925. The original building included an office and l... More

CCC Camp, ca. Late 1930s

CCC Camp, ca. Late 1930s

Doughton Park Maintenance Area. This is one of the first four maintenance areas to be planned and built along the parkway, and much of the early construction was completed by CCC and WPA labor.

Discovery Point Trail Construction

Discovery Point Trail Construction

The Watchman. Historic photograph of Discovery Point Trail construction in 1932. Construction and development projects were threatened by budgetary constraints of the Great Depression. Funding from the Hoover a... More

The Magnolia Promenade in the late 1940s, Hot Springs Arkansas

The Magnolia Promenade in the late 1940s, Hot Springs Arkansas

Bathhouse Row. A row of evenly-spaced magnolia trees was planted along the east side of Central Avenue, between the road and the main sidewalk. In 1922, the young trees had matured to the point that park servic... More

CUIS 4254, Cumberland Island

CUIS 4254, Cumberland Island

Historic photograph of the tabby ruins of the Bernardey plantation house at Plum Orchard.

Armillary Sphere, National Parks gallery

Armillary Sphere, National Parks gallery

Historic photograph of the Armillary Sphere at the foot of the cascades.

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s

The mural, located in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Fire Department building, is painted from an historic photo of the Fort Myer Fire Department. Names of current and past department members are located in t... More