Appalachian Trail Histories

Photograph of Russ Nicholson, taken by Arthur Rothstein in October 1935. Nicholson was a resident of upper Nicholson Hollow in what is now Shenandoah National Park (Virginia). This photograph was taken before Nicholson and all the other residents of Nicholson Hollow were forced to move from their homes to make way for the Park.

The photograph is one of many created by Rothstein during his visit to Virginia in 1935 while employed by the U.S. Farm Security Administration.


One of the Corbin boys, Corbin Hollow, Virginia. A photograph taken by Arthur Rothstein in October 1935 for the Farm Security Administration.