Black and white photograph of a loaded two sled, partial view pair of horses. Six unidentified men stand on load. A second pair horses behind with three more men. Members of the crew pause in their work to pose with peaveys and axe. The location is surrounded by birch forest. The lumbering operation is located near Moro, Maine, owned by Emerson Lumber Company which was headquartered in Island Falls, Maine, according to B. A. Chandler in his unpublished 1909 thesis, “Lumbering in northern Maine : an illustrated by an operation of the Emerson Lumber Company.” (Univ. 1909 C361L). The photograph appears in Chandler's thesis, captioned "Hauling to landing." The landing, Chandler describes, "is simple in construction. If made on a river or pond, it consists of logs laid perpendicular to the bank on which the logs are rolled. " Accessioned 1958.
MF075 General Photograph Collection
Chandler, Bernard A., "Hauling to the Landing, Emerson Lumber Co." (1909). Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Image Gallery. 12.
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Existence and Location of Originals
Moro Plantation, Maine
Horse-drawn vehicles, Logging, Woodsmen, Lumbermen, Maine Lumber Industry