About This Collection
Jack Rottier (1910-1988) was a photographer for the National Capital Region of the National Park Service from the early 1960s until he retired in 1975. He moved to the Washington area about 1950 as a photographer for the American Forest Products Industries. He later joined the commerce Department where he photographed trade fairs overseas, and then the Bureau of Land Management in the Interior Department, where he worked until transferring to the Park Service. Throughout his life he was an active member of the C & O Canal Association. This collection contains black and white photographs, negatives, color transparencies, and several articles and booklets. This material dates from 1952-74. All of this material relates to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal including images of Canal House, boats, wildlife, cyclists, kayakers, Justice William O. Douglas and various aqueducts.