The Natural Bridge and Telephone Rock

These images scanned from original glass plate negatives recently came out of an estate sale in Massachusetts. They show early-1890s views of the Natural Bridge and springs on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. This would have been during the tail end of a spiritist tourism boom on the mountain and the nearby Natural Bridge Springs Hotel. You … Read more

North Chickamauga Creek Gorge

This glass plate negative of the North Chickamauga Creek Gorge, among several others, dates to about 1900. They were recently discovered and acquired by Picnooga in late 2020 as a part of a much larger collection of glass plates purchased in 2015. This location today looks much the same. Click the image to zoom.