Logging - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos from the Pacific Northwest

 

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  1. Logging - High Climber Alex Hallgren Scales a Spar Tree - Weister

    High Climber Axel Hallgren Scales a Spar Tree - 1921

    This image of high climber Hallgren was taken near Knappa, Oregon at the camp of the Big Creek Logging Company. Learn More
  2. Logging - High Lead Spar Mast, Dempsey Lumber Co. - Cress

    High Lead Spar Mast, Dempsey Lumber Co. - 1920

    This image was captured by Seattle photographer John D. Cress, who specialized in logging scenes and billed himself as "the Forest Fotographer". Learn More
  3. High-lead Yarding, Deer Island Logging Company - Clark Kinsey

    High-lead Yarding, Deer Island Logging Company - c. 1925

    By the 1920s, high-lead logging had replaced ground-lead logging for many operations in the Pacific Northwest. Both utilized steam donkeys to power cables pulling logs to the yarding area. Learn More
  4. Loading Logs with a Spar Pole - Corbett

    Loading Logs with a Spar Pole - c. 1925

    High lead logging, using a spar pole, became common in the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s. Soon the pole was adapted to help load railroad cars with logs for the mills. Learn More
  5. Log Raft from Oregon Arrives in San Diego - NY State Education Dept

    Log Raft from Oregon Arrives in San Diego - 1929

    Most photos of sea-going log rafts show them being prepared to leave Oregon. This view shows a raft after it has arrived at its destination. Learn More
  6. Log Train in Northwest Washington - Cress

    Log Train in Northwest Washington - c. 1925

    Photographer Cress's notes state, "Three to six logs usually constitute a carload, sometimes a single log." Learn More
  7. Pulling a Snag with a Caterpillar 60

    Pulling a Snag with a Caterpillar 60 - c. 1925

    These five men seem to be enjoying themselves as they pull a large snag through an Alder grove near Buena Vista, using one of the earliest successful bulldozers -- the Best or Caterpillar 60 horsepower model. Learn More
  8. The Crew Takes a Break, Deer Island Logging Co. - Clark Kinsey

    The Crew Takes a Break, Deer Island Logging Company - c. 1925

    Crew members from the Deer Island Logging Company, on the Oregon side of the lower Columbia, pose on a recently-felled medium-sized fir tree, in this photo by Clark Kinsey. Learn More
  9. The Largest Fir Tree in Washington - Clark Kinsey

    The Largest Fir Tree in Washington - c. 1925

    This image is from a large (10 x 13 inch) print created by Clark Kinsey, brother of the somewhat better-known photographer Darius Kinsey. Learn More
  10. Weyerhaeuser Railroad Logging Camps 4 & 3 - Clark Kinsey
  11. Willamette Steam Donkey, Deer Island Logging Company - Clark Kinsey

    Willamette Steam Donkey, Deer Island Logging Company - c. 1925

    The Willamette was a popular brand of steam donkey for Northwest logging operations. From 1901 to 1930, over 3,000 of these workhorses were built in their Portland factory. Learn More
  12. Willamette Tower Skidder at Crown Willamette, Cathlamet - Harold M. Brown

    Willamette Tower Skidder at Crown Willamette, Cathlamet - 1927

    One of the largest logging machines ever built, this Willamette Tower Skidder was over 100 feet high and weighed about 475,000 pounds. Learn More

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