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This Was Logging

Ralph W. Andrews

Over 200 fine photographs have been reproduced, chosen from over 8,000 11" x 14" wet plates taken between 1890 and 1925 by Darius Kinsey. These graphically depict logging during the heyday of the great Pacific Northwest woods.


Shown in sharp detail are the axes, the 12-foot crosscut saws, the oxen, horses and donkey engines, the high steel tower skidders, the geared locomotives and great hand-built trestles, incline railways, camps, cookhouses, and settlers’ homesteads. And not least, there are the men at work and “getting their picture took”—the bull skinners, skid greasers, high climbers, donkey punchers. Ralph Andrews has written a fascinating text to accompany the photographs.

157 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8" x 10.5", © 1997
Order Number: VAP185............$14.95


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