Vol 72, No 8 (2011)


Cover Page
This month’s cover features the image Chair and Shoes, Blue Ridge Mountains by award-winning photographer Jack Jeffers. Jeffers spent decades photographing the landscapes, buildings, and people of Appalachia. This photograph was taken in August 1969, as Jeffers explored a landslide in Virginia triggered by Hurricane Camille. According to Jeffers, the area “was the setting which triggered my documentary of the mountain people and related subjects along the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.”

The image is part of the Jack Jeffers Appalachian Photograph Collection held by the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, a unit of the Belk Library and Information Commons Special Collections at Appalachian State University. More information about the collection is available online at www.library.appstate.edu/appcoll/. Copyright Jack Jeffers.