by Jennie ColeThanks to volunteer Chip Arbegust and Associate Curator for Photographs and Prints Heather Potter, The Filson's online photo offerings continue to grow in PastPerfect Online. Chip and Heather are currently focusing on the "Mountain" photograph collection of former Filson president and major donor Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston; three counties' worth of materials are now available for your viewing pleasure online.
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston worked for the Kentucky Geological Survey in the 1880s, and for the Kentucky Union Railroad Land Company from the 1890s-1900s. Thruston, along with his colleague Albert Roger Crandall, shot images in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia while working for these companies. The collection also includes some images from additional, non-eastern Kentucky counties.
The counties now available for viewing are Bath, Bell, and Boyd, but please check back as more become available!