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Leopold Photo Archive

In 1935, Aldo Leopold traveled to Germany to study European forestry methods. When he returned home, he brought with him a Zeiss camera which he gave to his son Carl. Carl quickly became the self-designated family photographer, documenting much of the family’s activity at the Shack in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation maintains Carl’s photographs in an archive that includes more than 1,000 images from Leopold’s lifetime. A sample of the most popular photos is below. Don’t see what you’re looking for there? Search the full collection.

If you would like to use a photo from the archives, please complete our permissions request form. See our frequently asked questions page for more information on the archives and making permissions requests.