|Title||Two men in log rolling contest at Seward Park, Seattle, August 1938 |
|Caption||In Deming, Washington, and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest, many Washington loggers compete in logging derbies and festivals. Log rolling and other contests of skill have their origins in everyday logging activities from the past and present. Careful footwork and excellent balance were essential for the men who stood on floating logs to guide them to the sawmill. One false step could mean death for anyone trapped underwater or crushed between the logs.|
In this photo, taken in August 1938 at Seattle's Seward Park, two young men compete in a log rolling contest. Each turns the log with his feet and tries to make the other lose his balance and fall into the water. The one who stays longest on the log wins.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Log rolling.|
Handwritten on sleeve: LOG ROLLING, Sport.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 22, 1938.
|Subjects||Contests--Washington (State)--Seattle; Logs--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle; Spectators--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Seward Park (Seattle, Wash.)
Seward Park (Seattle, Wash. : Park)
Washington, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.5300.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |