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Norman Soucie photo collection, 1974, Allagash and St. John, Maine. Collection of 36 black and white photographs depicting woods work and woods life in the region of Allagash and Saint John, Maine, ca. 1900-1930. Images show men working in batteaux (boats) to free jammed logs and other aspects of river work; scenes of lumber operations along the river; woods scenes showing Lombard log hauler; pulpwood train; sleds; camp scenes; horses; sluiceways; log piles; log marks; sorting gap; river rapids; cribwork piers, etc. Photos: P00453 - P00487.

NA 2586, p00452, 1900-1930: Three men in a bateau pulling logs away from shore. Probably in the St. John-Allagash region

NA 2586, p00453, 1900-1930: Three men in a bateau pulling logs away from shore on the Allagash-St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00454, 1900-1930: Three men in a bateaux, one balancing on thwart, another man on log with pick pole, canoe in foreground. Probably St. John-Allagash region.

NA 2586, p00455, 1900-1930: Two bateaux in river: three men in one, four men in the other, two men standing on logs. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00456, 1900-1930: Eight men working on a small jam of logs. Two men holding bateaux in current on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00457, 1900-1930: Two bateaux full of men, most with pick poles. Probably St. John-Allagash region.

NA 2586, p00458, 1900-1930: Large mass of logs in river, two crib-work piers and boom logs. Probably St. John-Allagash region.

NA 2586, p00459, 1900-1930: Logs on river banks being maneuvered with chains on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00460, 1900-1930: Men breaking up a landing of logs; logs hitting the water with a splash, most likely on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00461, 1900-1930: Long lumber stacking up in a river, two cribwork piers and opposite shore in background. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00462, 1900-1930: Long lumber stacking up in river. Four cribwork piers and opposite shore visible. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00463, 1900-1930: Looking down a river full of long lumber; many crib-work piers visible. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00464, 1900-1930: Looking down a river full of long lumber. Logs pushed up on shore, many crib-work piers visible. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00465, 1900-1930: Two logs being tossed into air in boiling rapids on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00466, 1900-1930: Long lumber piled high in a clearing with log marks visible. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00467, 1900-1930: Long lumber piled in a clearing, log marks visible; Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00468, 1900-1930: Logs, log booms, and piers in river; cleared banks with farm buildings in distance. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00469, 1900-1930: Long lumber in a river, two crib-work piers, houses and barns on bank in background. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00470, 1900-1930: About thirty men standing and sitting on a river bank eating. Three tents at top of bank. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00471, 1902: Very large hemlock, 3-1/2 feet in diameter, Long Lake, Fish River Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00472, 1890-1930: Three men, a pair of harnessed horses, and a dog on top of Mount Chase on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00473, 1890-1920: Man with suspenders standing beside a very large dead moose suspended from a pole. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00474, 1915-1935: Lombard log hauler with five men aboard; large fuel storage tanks to right. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00475, 1910-1940: Train of pulpwood sleds being hauled out of the woods. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00476, 1910-1940: Lombard hauler pulling train of pulpwood sleds out of the woods. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00477, 1910-1940: Lombard log hauler with five men and a dog. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00478, 1910-1940: Lombard log hauler pulling empty sled; large fuel storage tanks. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00479, 1910-1940: Side view of Lombard hauler with seven men on or near the vehicle. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, 00480, 1890-1920: Man standing on empty sled hooked to a single dark horse in front of a log cabin. Democrat wagon and dirt road in background. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00481, 1920-1930: Six men sitting on the ground, eating, in front of a log cabin with a very early 'Smoky the Bear' poster on wall; Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00482, 1900-1930: Long lumber piled high on a river bank beside a steam-driven mill on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00483, 1910-1940: Six men standing at the bottom of a sluiceway, prodding pulp wood with pick poles on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00484, 1900-1930: Dam with sluiceway, men standing on top with pick poles, forest behind largely deciduous or tamarack. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00485, 1900-1930: Three men standing on a pile of logs at the edge of a river with peaveys. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00486, 1900-1930: Twenty-one men with pick poles sorting logs at a sorting gap on the Allagash/St. John Rivers.

NA 2586, p00487, 1910-1930: Woman in field clothes and boots standing on river bank below rapids. Allagash/St. John Rivers.

Publication Date

2020

Keywords

Lumbering, Lumber camps, Log driving, Loggers, Allagash River

Disciplines

Folklore | Oral History

Size of Collection

36 photographs

Dates of Collection

1890-1930

Manuscript Number

MF108

MF108 Norman Soucie Photo Collection

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