Jim Shelton (1886-1977) grew up in the Great Smoky Mountains. He worked as a cattle herder on the mountain balds, a hired hand on John Walker’s farm in Little Greenbrier, as well as an itinerant logger. His interest in photography led him to capture some of the earliest images of life in the Great Smoky Mountains. He developed the images he captured in a crude dark room over a mountain stream. Scenes of logging camps and farm life dominate this important collection of images.