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    Loggers standing on log jam
    Creation Date: ca. 1908
    Catalog ID: 1996.55.12
    Call Number: 1996.55.12
    A crew of loggers stand on top of a huge pile of logs that tumble down a slope towards a river. Some of the logs scale 950 - 1000 feet each.
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    Timber
    Creation Date: 1948
    Catalog ID: C1964.37.10
    Tempera painting in brown, blue, green, yellow, white and red paint on off white paper. The image (from left to right) depicts the transportation of logs by water, a sawmill, a log truck, two men sawing a log, a man cutting down a tree with an ax, and a carpenter building a house with planks of wood.
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    [Loggers and steam donkey]
    Creation Date: ca. 1910
    Catalog ID: 2018.2.99
    Call Number: 2018.2.99
    Black and white photograph taken circa 1910 in the vicinity of Cowlitz County, WA. Image shows a logging crew posing around a steam donkey in a clearing in the forest. There are twelve men and a young boy. The third man from the right is smoking a pipe. Edward Nolan Collection
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    Union Mills, 1907, Logging works, ground lead.
    Creation Date: 1907
    Catalog ID: 1995.115.1.40
    Call Number: 1995.115.1.40
    A logging crew gathered around a donkey engine for an informal portrait. A group of empty barrels dominate the foreground.
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    [Logging crew loading a flatcar]
    Creation Date: 1903
    Catalog ID: C1948.18X.2
    Call Number: C1948.18X.2
    Photograph of a logging crew loading large logs onto a flatcar. Several men stand on the loads and others stand and sit on the logs. A working donkey engine is in the background. Identified as Double Landing, Bordeaux, WA, Mason County. Photo by B.C. Collier, 1903.
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    [Charles Hunt and his twelve ox team]
    Creation Date: ca. 1883
    Catalog ID: C1982.16.1
    Call Number: C1982.16.1
    Photograph shows a team of oxen pulling logs on a skid road. 8 Teamsters and loggers stand nearby, several holding tools.
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    Inscription, front: Nelson -50-
    Creation Date: ca. 1900
    Catalog ID: C1948.18X.24
    Call Number: C1948.18X.24
    A group of loggers sitting and standing on logs across a ravine. A fallers ax blade is imbedded in a log next to one man. Forest in the background.
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    Collection Item 63940
    Creation Date: 1895-1900
    Catalog ID: 2004.0.510
    Call Number: 2004.0.510
    Shingle mill crew including two teenagers stand in front of the Merrill Mill in an unidentified location in Western Washington.
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    [Loggers in Bunkhouse, Western Washington]
    Creation Date: ca. 1903
    Catalog ID: 2015.15.2.5
    Call Number: 2015.15.2.5
    Black and white, close photographic image of the interior of a loggers' bunkhouse in Western Washington, ca. 1903 The view is down the length of the bunkhouse interior. Two rows of bunks are on both sides of the room and across the back. A bench for sitting is attached beside the lower bunks. A wood stove is in image center background. An ax rests in a piece of wood in front of the stove. At least 22 men in work clothing are posing, seated on the benches, and standing in the center of the room. One man sits on a home made chair in image right foreground, with a table near lower right corner. Bunches of clothing hang from the rafters, either drying, or for storage. A man standing in image center has his hands at his sides, and his hands are also held in front of him. Pedrose Collection
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    English Camp No 11
    Catalog ID: 2002.11.1
    Call Number: 2002.11.1
    Close view of the side of a car mounted Flyer steam skidder at English Camp No. 11, at Sedro-Woolley, WA. 8 loggers stand both in front of and on the skidder. Among them are Tony Gombar and Emmet Jones, but their positions are not clearly identified. A logged hillside is behind the skidder.