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 Post subject: Lumberjacks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:18 am 
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I ran across this article and thought it might be interesting to some. The story is about colorizing the photos but the interest for me is the subject.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... erica.html

The vid is good if you can get through the adverts

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 Post subject: Re: Lumberjacks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:36 pm 
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If you're fascinated by early logging photos, as am I, you might also be interested in the work of Darius Kensey. Kensey worked in the Pacific Northwest in the early part of the 20th Century -

"Darius Kinsey was a photographer active in western Washington State from 1890 to 1940. He is best known for his large-format images of loggers and phases of the region's lumber industry. wikipedia.org

Born: 1869, United States
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https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hsp ... pfocus1_ff

It's unbelievable what these hearty souls accomplished with no more than axes and felling saws.

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 Post subject: Re: Lumberjacks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:35 pm 
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Hey Guys,

I wish I had a picture of my grandad during that time. He was a bucker in a logging camp in Tillamook Co., Oregon in the 1920s.
I don't have a photo, but I do have one of his saws, it hangs in my shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Lumberjacks
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Interesting that you would specify your Grandad's specialization with respect the logging process. I only recently found out that there were the 'fellers', the ones that actually cut down the timber, there were the buckers, who trimmed all the branches to expose the log, and another, the term escapes me now, that would hew a chamfer on the end of the log(s) to allow them to skip over obstructions as they were yarded to the load site. To mention but a few who toiled in the woods back then. It musta been a hard life, one I could hardly survive.

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