|Title||High lead logging, Hobart, 1917 |
|Caption||Many logging companies rigged cables and pulleys on tall spar trees to haul logs to loading sites. Once a spar tree was chosen, a high rigger scrambled up the tree, cut off the branches and the top, and attached pulleys and cables. To help him climb, he wore a special belt and spikes on his legs and boots. It might take him thirty minutes to climb a 180-foot tree.|
Wood & Iverson was a logging company that had a large operation in Hobart, Washington.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Wood & Iverson Inc. Hobart, Wn. 1917.|
Handwritten on verso: Early days of the high lead (spar tree) logging. Note gin pole used for loading on R.R. cars with locomotive used for power. 1917.
|Subjects||Lumber industry--Washington (State)--Hobart; Engines--Washington (State)--Hobart; Cutover lands--Washington (State)--Hobart; Tree stumps--Washington (State)--Hobart |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Hobart |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1991.82.24 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Postcard Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic postcard: b&w; 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original postcard as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |