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FishNHunt
03-15-2011, 12:53 AM
I am always searching for historical photos and information about the Smoky Mountain region and I came across these two photos of fishermen fishing in the Little River and thought that I would share them with everyone.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/blountboy/0023_000060_000295_0001JP2-wi-he-re3-x0-y0-sw-sh-ro-final.jpg

At first glance I thought this next picture was simply a painting but, after reading the information provided by the collector I found the original black and white but, this picture is some what more dramatic I thought so I picked this one to show instead.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/blountboy/historicallittleriverfishingpicture.jpg

The fish appears to be a rather large fish what ever it is.

JoeFred
03-15-2011, 06:09 AM
Fantastic images. Thanks for sharing.

JF

Crockett
03-15-2011, 08:22 AM
Thanks for the pics Fishnhunt. I wonder where that second pic was taken at? The big slide on the far bank away from the road should be pretty easy to pic out even today with more vegetation on it but I still can't picture that spot.

MadisonBoats
03-15-2011, 11:53 AM
Great pictures! I would give anything to fish back in those days....

Thanks for sharing!

pineman19
03-15-2011, 12:25 PM
Great looking pics. Fishing was a lot simpler back in those days I'll bet, not all the politics of today's world.

Neal

gmreeves
03-15-2011, 02:30 PM
It appears the second pic, the fisherman is using a three piece cane rod. :smile:

Wilson10
03-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Very cool. I love pics like that from the "good ole days"

GrouseMan77
03-15-2011, 04:57 PM
Very nice! I love looking at old pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Troutman
03-15-2011, 06:32 PM
This is my wife's grandfather Hugh P. Whaley. He was born and raised in Greenbriar and spent a lot of time fishing the streams of what once was his parents land, now the park. This is a scanned copy of a copy of the original. I never met him as he died back in the late 60s. You might notice the nice trout in front of his right hand and the old South Bend cane rod. I have held this rod and showed it to Stan Smartt who said it was a 6wt. The reel is an old open cage pflueger with silk line. My wifes grandmother used to tell me stories about Hugh going to greenbriar on weekends and bringing home a mess of trout to fry up. Wish I could have known him. I think we would have gotten along great.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/scan0001-1.jpg

ahighlan
03-15-2011, 07:08 PM
http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?q1=rth;sid=ea2d0c2f8ed01a6799258eb665b44416;ty pe=boolean;rgn1=All%20Categories;view=thumbnail;g= gsmc;med=1;c=rth;corig=rth;size=20&start=1

Here is a link to a collection of Albert Roth photographs. Most of them were taken during the early years of the park. I've spent several hours looking at them.

rbreedi1
03-15-2011, 08:41 PM
Wow great photos guys. Thanks for sharing!

MadisonBoats
03-16-2011, 10:17 AM
http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?q1=rth;sid=ea2d0c2f8ed01a6799258eb665b44416;ty pe=boolean;rgn1=All%20Categories;view=thumbnail;g= gsmc;med=1;c=rth;corig=rth;size=20&start=1

Here is a link to a collection of Albert Roth photographs. Most of them were taken during the early years of the park. I've spent several hours looking at them.

*Excellent link and find! Thanks for sharing it.

jeffnles1
03-17-2011, 09:03 PM
Notice the brush alongsie the river is much less dense than it is today?

Very cool pictures. Wonder if someday people will look at our pictures and think "gee, those were the good old days"?

Jeff

Knothead
03-18-2011, 12:56 PM
Thanks for the pictures. As I looked at the second picture, I believe it was, when is the last time you saw a creel? Catch & release replaced catch & cook. It seems people had more time for hunting and fishing as compared to today. Don Kirk's book on the Smokies tells of men and older boys who would get the crops in and spend weeks in the mountains.