Black and white photograph of an unidentified man standing by the controls for a snub machine that appears to be in operation, 1928. The machine is fitted with a metal hawser (steel cable) used to control the movement of a load of logs as it traverses a steep downward slope. The machine replaces gangs of men and hemp rope that was used earlier in the century. Back matter: “Snub machine near top of Beardman [Boardman] Mountain, 1928.” Donated by Sarah “Sadie” Augusta French Lee, aka Mrs. Lyman K. Lee of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.
MF075, General Photograph Collection
"Snub machine" (1928). Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Image Gallery. 26.
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Existence and Location of Originals
Boardman Mountain, Piscataquis County, Maine
Draft horses, Horse-drawn vehicles, Logging, Woodsmen, Lumbermen, Maine Lumber Industry