Paul J. Adams Photograph Collection

Cumberland Jack, taken at Alpine, Tennessee 1934 by Paul J. Adams
Cumberland Jack lived at Adams's farm in Alpine from 1928 until his death in 1935 at age 14 years, 5 months., "padams38" written in pencil on back of photo.
Tar-paper shack of Mt. LeConte where first two Park Commissioners Parties stayed, built in 1924
Adams occupied this camp on Mount Le Conte, which consisted of a tar-paper covered lean-to north of Cliff Top, in 1925., "padams8" written in pencil on back of photo., Date inferred from archival collection dates.
Ogle's Store, Gatlinburg. Charles Ogle on right; about 1923
"padams16" written in pencil on back of photo.
Basin Spring Camp 1926, Adams Cabin on left, Huff Cabin on Right.
Adams operated his camp until May 10, 1926 when Jack Huff and Will Ramsay took over management. Huff began construction on a new cabin - "The House that Jack Built" (visible on the right)., "padams12" written in pencil on back of photo.
Group picture, Basin Spring Camp winter 1926-'27. Courtesy of Jim Thompson
(L-R): Brockway Crouch, Gordon Powers, Jim Thompson, Paul J. Adams (Guide) with Cumberland Jack. Caption on back of photo reads: "winter of 1926-'27 Camp on top of Mt. LeConte. Picture taken by Thompson Photographer My Pack Basket on one of fireplaces.", "padams19" written in pencil on back of photo.
House That Jack Built' Basin Sp. Camp, during construction, looking down hill, Picture taken in early summer of 1926.
Caption on back of photo reads: "Fireplace opening can be seen. Picture made by Paul J. Adams"., "padams21" written in pencil on back of photo.
Cumberland Jack II, Winter of 1932 on Chillhowee Mt.
Handwriting beneath photo reads: "Smoky Jack - Packing." Adams trained Cumberland Jack to carry supplies from Ogle's Store in Gatlinburg back to the camp on Mt. Le Conte., "padams30" written in pencil on back of photo.
7/14/75 Picture of Paul J. Adams Old Lodge top of Mt. Le Conte made by Mrs. Arnold C. Moore, Atlanta, Ga.
Adams hiked Mt. Le Conte in July 1975 to mark the 50th anniversary of the camp he had established there. This was likely Adams's last hike up Le Conte; he died in 1985., "padams23" (3) (people) p. 6 written on back of photo.