County Road Crew Near Hoodsport - c. 1895


County Road Crew Near Hoodsport - Mitchell

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At first glance this group portrait appears to be a very diverse logging crew, but a second look reveals that in addition to saws and peaveys, many shovels and grub hoes are visible.

The clincher is a handwritten title on the original print, that refers to this as "W. V. Martins's County Road Crew". Some members of the crew are listed by name, along with the statement "The rest are Indians". The Native American men are likely from the nearby Skokomish Reservation.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1127
Photographer Mitchell Studio
Location Washington State
Subject Construction, Group Portraits, Logging, Native Americans, Road Work
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.2 x 7.0 inches
Photographer's Number No