Black and white photograph taken outside a logging camp showing logs to the left, roughly built furniture in the center, and the side of the camp on the right. Starting on the left is a saw horse made from a rough, split plank and trimmed sapling trunks for legs. A bench for sitting is fabricated from milled boards with small boards used as cross braces. Next in the image is a seat made from what appears to be a large wooden box. The closed end of the box is positioned on the ground with a divider used as the seat. The top section of board is removed and the sharp corners cut into curves. A wooden bucket is stored under the seat. This does not appear to be a commode. The final seat is fabricated from a wooden barrel. The seat is curved in the front. The barrel appears to be balanced on a small sledge. Behind the furniture, leaned against the back corner of the camp wall are peavies and pick poles. A double-sided axe and a metal wedge are driven into one of the logs of the cabin wall. There is a spruce fir forest in background though the location is unidentified. The photo was taken in the fall, before snow fall or in spring, post-snow melt, as the camp is being closed up for the season., ca. 1880 – 1910. Donated by Sarah “Sadie” Augusta French Lee, aka Mrs. Lyman K. Lee of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.
MF075, General Photograph Collection
"Outside a logging camp" (2023). Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Image Gallery. 33.
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Logging, Logging camp, Tools and Equipment, Woodsmen, Lumbermen, Maine Lumber Industry