["Many years ago, while traipsing around through the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina, I came upon an ancient mill." So begins E. L. Moore's article Mountain water wheel mill that appeared in the Spring 1961 issue of Model Trains.]
Of all the E. L. Moore photos that I've seen so far, this is my favourite. It didn't appear in his Spring '61 Model Trains article, Mountain water wheel mill, and I'm surprised because it's highly evocative. I was lucky to have seen this model in person at the meet-up, so if I ever want to try and colourize the image I'll have some reference material.
In this composite image, that's his photo of the prototype on the left, and the model is on the right. The model's built from balsa as was his custom, and you can see it's a good representation of the prototype.
Here's a different scene with some backwoods farm buildings. This is a charming photo, and illustrative of the care he exercised in making his images, but I like the opening photo better because the composition is more focused and less busy.