Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – children

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the children who seemed to be ever present even in the hardest living conditions.

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Adirondack Logging Camps
Adirondack Logging Camps.

1940-1948, People lined up on top of a large Douglas Fir felled by Tahsis Company at Gold River.
1940-1948, People lined up on top of a large Douglas Fir felled by Tahsis Company at Gold River.

A Petite-Nation shanty.
A Petite-Nation shanty.

Young children are visible in the first rows. They were forced to become men before their time. It was understood that one had to earn his own living. The older men were given menial jobs, and lower pay as they were unable to work as hard as when they were young. Sometimes, they became water-carriers.


1913 Cathlamet Timber Company Camp 2
1913 Cathlamet Timber Company Camp 2., Washington.

Horses transporting Sitka spruce.
Horses transporting Sitka spruce.

Pioneering fmaily pose for stump photo.
Pioneering fmaily pose for stump photo.

A family stands on a large stump. Can you find the dog in the photo?


1930 Lumber mill workmen and a child among the group photo.
1930 Lumber mill workmen and a child among the group photo.

Carpenters making lumber from a curved piece of timber.
Carpenters making lumber from a curved piece of timber.

Carpenters making lumber from a curved piece of timber using a saw pit frame.


Carpenters using a saw pit frame to make lumber.
Carpenters using a saw pit frame to make lumber.

Carpenters using a saw pit frame to make lumber. ~ L’home mountan sus lo poulino O quo lou fieu per l’eugulha; Curio vas faire de sordino autromen nous forion poulha.


A post card featuring two sawyers with a saw pit frame in Hanoi.
A post card featuring two sawyers with a saw pit frame in Hanoi.

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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