Carl Alwin Schenck Collection Photograph Series
Logging Operations - California 1912, 1913, 1915

MC 35


Abstract:
This folder contains 50 images of forests and logging operations in California. The majority of the photographs are undated. The images that are dated are from the years 1912 - 1915.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Logging Operations - California 1912, 1913, 1915
Call Number
MC 35
Extent
16
Kallitypes
31
Photographic prints
1
Envelopes
1
Photographic postcards
1
Flyers (Printed matter)
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference staff.

Information for Users

Preferred Citation
Carl Alwin Schenck Collection, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Copyright Notice
North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.
Processor's Note
The titles of the individual photographs were derived from the notations on the backs of the photographs. When there was no notation on the photograph, a title was created and enclosed in brackets.The information on the back of the photographs has been transcribed verbatim. The author's capitalization and punctuation have been retained exactly as originally written. When a word could not be deciphered, it is indicated by a set of empty brackets: [].

Historical Note

The photographs in this folder could be from one or more sources. The Biltmore Forestry School traveled the United States between 1909 and 1914, observing logging operations from Michigan to Oregon. Dr. Carl Schenck also traveled the country extensively, observing and recording forests and logging. Alumni of the Biltmore Forestry School and professional acquaintances sent Dr. Schenck forestry photographs from around the United States.

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Detailed Description of the Photographs

Cedar in Dense Underbrush
Item Description: This is a photograph of the bottom of a cedar tree. "showing Cedar in dense underbrush"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 2 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Butt of Cedar
Item Description: A photograph showing the butt of a cedar tree. "Butt of Cedar marked with X [] another picture"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 2 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

A Good Tree
Item Description: An unidentified tree. "a good tree but poor picture"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (2 3/4 x 4 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Good Clean Tree
Item Description: This is another photograph of an unidentified tree. "Good clean tree"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 2 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Envelope
Item Description: This is the envelope which contained the preceding photographs. "Photo #606 [] "
Physical Description: Envelope (3 1/2 x 6)
[Image]

Port Orford Cedar
Item Description: This item is a printed picture of a Port Orford Cedar tree mounted on a piece of cardboard. It is a holiday greeting card from the Coos Bay Lumber Company in Oakland, California. "Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana) Seasons Greetings Coos Bay Lumber Co. Oakland, California"
Physical Description: Flyers (Printed matter) (11 x 4 3/4)
Item Identification: 31/T.22
[Image]

Sequoia sempervirens [Coastal Redwood]
Item Description: A group of unidentified men standing at the base of a Coastal Redwood tree. "Sequoia sempervirens [] 8,5 cm breadth"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 3/4 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: 858/2
[Front] [Back]

Logging Redwood
Item Description: This is a photograph of redwood trees in the process of being logged. "Logging Redwood"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 x 7)
[Front] [Back]

Mature Giant Sequoias
Item Description: An unidentified man posing amidst some Giant Sequoias in Sequoia National Forest, California. "Medium sized mature giant Sequoias (Sequoia gigantea) surrounded by reproduction. Whittaker Forest of the Univ. of Calif. Twp. 15 S Range 28E MDM within the Sequoia National Forest, California [] C.L. Hill Berkeley"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (6 1/2 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: 309546 [Front] 2051 [Back]
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

Peeling Redwood [#1]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some loggers peeling the bark off of a redwood tree. "[German] Peeling Redwood"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 3/4 x 4 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Peeling Redwood [#2]
Item Description: Another view of some men peeling redwood. "[German] Peeling Redwood"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 3/4 x 6 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

Giant Sequoia Second Growth
Item Description: A car parked near some giant sequoia trees in Sequoia National Forest, California. "from C.L. Hill Giant Sequoia second growth. Big Stump Lodge, Sequoia National Forest, California"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (6 1/2 x 4 3/4)
Item Identification: 309543 [Front] 2051 [Back]
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

Close-up of Giant Sequoia
Item Description: A photograph of an unidentified man standing at the base of a giant sequoia tree. "Close-up of giant Sequoia. Sequoia National Forest, California. from C.L. Hill"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (6 1/2 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: 309563 [Front] 2051 [Back]
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

Giant Sequoias in Open Stand
Item Description: This is a photograph of a car parked amidst some giant sequoia trees. "giant sequoias in open stand. Whittaker Forest of Univ. of Calif. within Sequoia National Forest, California [German] C.L. Hill"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (6 1/2 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: 309549 [Front] 2051 [Back]
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

Cutting Redwood
Item Description: An unidentified man cutting down a redwood tree. "Logging (cutting) Redwood Sequoia sempervirens [Coastal redwood] [German]"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 3/4 x 4 3/4)
[Front] [Back]

McCloud River Lumber Co.
Item Description: A photograph of some unidentified trees. "McCloud River Lumber Co McCloud, Calif."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 x 5)
Item Identification: 137
[Front] [Back]

Natural Reforestation [#1]
Item Description: Some unidentified trees on Union Lumber Company land. "Union Lbr. Co. Land - 60 yrs natural reforestation"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 2 3/4)
Item Identification: 419a
[Front] [Back]

Natural Reforestation [#2]
Item Description: Another photograph of trees on Union Lumber Company land. There is an unidentified man in this photograph. "Union Lbr Co natural reforest 60 yrs"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (2 3/4 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: 419c
[Front] [Back]

Big Trees, 1913
Item Description: This is a photograph of a grove of Sequoia gigantea (Giant sequoia). "In Maniposa grove of Big Trees (Sequoia gigantea) 6 mi south of Yosemite Park, California. The two men among the trees give a measure of the size of the trees. Photo by C.L. Hill, 1913."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 1/4 x 2 1/2)
Photographer: C.L. Hill
[Front] [Back]
photographer
C.L. Hill

White Fir and Red Fir, 1913
Item Description: White Fir and Red Fir trees on Patterson Mountain. "Mixed stand of white fir (Abies concolor) and red fir (Abies magnifica) 7000 ft. elev. at Log Cabin Mdw. on Patterson Mt. in drainage of North Fork of Kings River, Sierra National Forest, California. Photo by C.L Hill, 1913. The tents were the quarters of the National Forest timber survey party, then working that area."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (2 3/4 x 4 1/2 )
Photographer: C.L. Hill
[Front] [Back]
photographer
C.L. Hill

Mess Table, 1912
Item Description: This is a photograph of some men at a mess table in the Sierra National Forest, California. "Mess table of Timber Recon. camp at edge of Graveyard Mdw., 7000 ft elev. Sierra National Forest, California. The two trees are white fir (Abies concolor) at either end of the table. Photo by C.L. Hill, 1912."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (2 3/4 x 4 1/2)
Photographer: C.L. Hill
[Front] [Back]
photographer
C.L. Hill

Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, 1913
Item Description: Professor Adolph Engler near an old headquarters cabin. "Mariposa Grove of Big Trees (Sequoia gigantea)and the old headquarters cabin. Six miles south of Yosemite Park, California. The man at the right was Herr Dr. Prof. Adolph Engler. Photo by C.L. Hill 1913."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (2 1/2 x 4 1/4)
Photographer: C.L. Hill
[Front] [Back]
photographer
C.L. Hill

North Facing Slope, c1915
Item Description: A photograph of a forested slope behind the former Gallinas Nursery. "North facing slope; behind former Gallinas Nursery and planting station. Forested slope consists chiefly of mixture of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, white fir. The light-colored trees are narrow leaf cottonwood (P. augustifolia) growing along stream bank. Photograph taken about 1915. H.K."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (2 1/2 x 4 1/4)
[Front] [Back]

South Facing Slope, c1915
Item Description: This is a photograph of the south facing slope behind the former Gallinas Planting Station headquarters. "South facing slope; behind former Gallinas Planting Station headquarters. Forest stand consists chiefly of ponderosa pine. Douglas fir becoming established under pines. Photograph taken about 1915. H.K."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (2 1/4 x 4 1/4)
[Front] [Back]

Diseased White Fir, 1913
Item Description: A diseased white fir tree. The person in this photograph is an unidentified forestry student. "A diseased white fir, on the road to Glacier Point on the South rim above Yosemite Park, California. Photo by C.L. Hill 1913. The boy in the picture was a forestry student summer field asst. on govt. timber Survey party."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 1/2 x 2 3/4)
Photographer: C.L. Hill
[Front] [Back]
photographer
C.L. Hill

Pure Stand of Douglas Fir
Item Description: This is a photograph of some Douglas Fir trees. "Pure stand of Douglas fir 51 M feet per acre. Mt. Graham."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/2 x 3 1/4 )
Item Identification: 194555
[Front] [Back]

Mixed Conifer Forest
Item Description: A photograph of mixed conifer forest near Quincy, California. "mixed conifer forest near Quincy"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 227717 [Front] No. 2 [Back]
Photographer: H.W. Siggins
[Front] [Back]
photographer
H.W. Siggins

Sugar Pine and White Fir
Item Description: This is a photograph of some pine and fir trees near Sierra National Forest, California. "Sugar pine - white fir type. All the trees visible in this picture are sugar pine (P. lambertiana) except one white fir in right background and a couple of yellow pines (P. ponderosa)in left background. The picture shows, however, how reproduction of white fir (Abies concolor) tends to predominate over that of pines in dense forest. Ellis Meadow, above North fork, Sierra Nat. Forest, California."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Photographer: Chas. J. Kraebel
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Chas. J. Kraebel

Ponderosa Pine Forests
Item Description: A ponderosa pine forest near Mount Shasta, California. "Ponderosa pine forests near Mt. Shasta. Probably very similar to original [] stands."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 273035 [Front] No 3 [Back]
Photographer: Duncan Dunning
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Duncan Dunning

Mature Douglas Fir
Item Description: A photograph of douglas fir and white fir trees in the Coast Range mountains of California. "Mature Douglas fir - white fir type in the Coast Range mountains of California. N.E. side of South Fork, Nev., Trinity National Forest. The tree in the foreground is Douglas fir but the stand runs about 75% white fir (Abies concolor). The hardwood branch across top is Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: 319366 [Front] 7972 [Back]
Photographer: H.A. Jensen
[Front] [Back]
photographer
H.A. Jensen

Mature Forest of California Red Fir
Item Description: This is a photograph of a mature forest of California red fir. There is an unidentified man standing to right of center. "Mature forest and reproduction of pure California red fir (Abie magnifica). Eldorado National Forest, California Elevation about 6500 ft. Photo by M.R. Brundage, California Forest Range Experiment Station, U.S. Forest Service. from C.L. Hill"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 3/4 x 5 1/2)
Photographer: M.R. Brundage
[Front] [Back]
photographer
M.R. Brundage

Second Growth Stand of White Fir
Item Description: An unidentified boy seated on a log in a second growth stand of white fir. "Pure second growth stand of white fir (Abie concolor) about 70 years old. Cow Creek, Stanislaus National Forest. Elev. about 5000 ft. C.L. Hill Berkeley"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 183672
[Front] [Back]

White Fir Near Mill Creek
Item Description: This is a photograph of some white fir trees in Stanislaus National Forest, California. "White fir (Abies concolor) near Mill Creek on the Dardanelles road, Stanislaus Nat. Forest, Calif. This is supposed to be a White fir - aspen (Populus tremuloides) type, but I am not sure that I can identify with certainty any aspen tree in the photo. The small white trunk in background visible just to left of the white fir trunk in right foreground might be aspen, but the trunks of young white firs are often pretty white This white trunk is also too straight for aspen."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 3/4 x 3 3/4)
Item Identification: K-502
Photographer: C.J. Kraebel
[Front] [Back]
photographer
C.J. Kraebel

White Fir With Sugar Pine
Item Description: White fir and sugar pine trees in Stanislaus National Forest. "White fir (Abies concolor) reproduction with sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) thrifty mature trees in the background. S.P. seedling by stick at right and in left foreground are same age as surrounding white firs. Stanislaus N.F. Miner's Ditch sale area, elev. 5300 ft. from C.L. Hill"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: 282047
Photographer: A.A. Hasell
[Front] [Back]
photographer
A.A. Hasell

Dense Pure Red Fir
Item Description: A photograph of a stand of red fir trees in Plumas National Forest, California. There is a car driving on the road in the middle of the picture. "Dense pure red fir (Abies magnifica) pole stand, overcrowded and stagnant. This stand would have benefitted from a Christmas - tree thinning many years ago. SW 1/4 Sec. 12, T 23N R6E, on Buck's Ranch road, Plumas Nat. Forest, California. Elev. 7500 ft."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 3/4 x 5 3/4)
Item Identification: K-528
Photographer: C.J. Kraebel
[Front] [Back]
photographer
C.J. Kraebel

Ponderosa Pine Stands
Item Description: A group of ponderosa pines. "Ponderosa pine stands in San Bernandino County. Original Squirrel Inn stands probably similar to this."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 3/4 x 5 3/4)
Item Identification: No. 1
Photographer: H.A. Jensen
[Front] [Back]
photographer
H.A. Jensen

Second Growth Red Fir
Item Description: This is a photograph of some second growth red fir trees. "Second growth red fir (Abies magnifica). Diameter 6 - 24 inches. Near Keystone Mt., Sec. 7, T19N R12E on Tahoe National Forest from C.L. Hill"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: 328351 [Front] 3358 [Back]
Photographer: A.E. Wieslander
[Front] [Back]
photographer
A.E. Wieslander

Jeffrey Pine and Western Yellow Pine [#1]
Item Description: A diagram showing the internal structure of the leaves of the Jeffrey Pine and Western Yellow Pine. "8 Essay Jeffrey Pine & its relations to Western Yellow Pine N.T. Mirov Cal. Forest Exploration"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: 429A
[Front] [Back]

Jeffrey Pine and Western Yellow Pine [#2]
Item Description: This is a diagram that shows the relationship between the cones of the Jeffrey Pine and the Western Yellow Pine. "Jeffrey Pine & its relations to Western Yellow pine N.T. Mirov Cal. Forest Exploration"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: 429B
[Front] [Back]

On the Redwood Highway
Item Description: A photograph of some redwood trees. The writing on the back is indecipherable.
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 63
[Front] [Back]

Torrey Pines
Item Description: This is a photograph of some Torrey Pine (Pinus torreyana) trees.
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 62a
[Image]

Mount Lassen Eruption, 1914
Item Description: The eruption of Mount Lassen. The copyright date on the photograph is 1914. However, the volcano erupted in May 1915.
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Photographer: R.E. Stinson
[Image]
photographer
R.E. Stinson

Redwoods [#1]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some redwood trees. "[german] Sequoia sempervirens In the Redwood, 13,000 acres sold at $15,000,000"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

[Unidentified Trees #1]
Item Description: A photograph of some unidentified trees.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 7)
Item Identification: 21
[Image]

[Unidentified Trees #2]
Item Description: Another photograph of some unidentified trees.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 7)
Item Identification: 22
[Image]

Redwoods [#2]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some redwood trees.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (8 x 6)
Item Identification: 44521 [Front] 341 [Back]
[Front] [Back]

Undercut In a Redwood
Item Description: Two lumberjacks posing by a redwood tree. The tree is in the process of being cut down. "Undercut in redwood 25 feet in diameter."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (7 1/4 x 9 1/2)
Item Identification: 32685 [Front] 343 [Back]
[Front] [Back]

Sugar Pine
Item Description: An unidentified man standing next to a sugar pine tree (Pinus lambertiana). This is a kallitype mounted on a piece of black mat board. "[Front] 9.4 ft Dia. 200 ft high. 61,065 ft Lumber. [Back] Sugarpine clear bole 75'"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (7 x 5)
Photographer: Mith Photo
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Mith Photo

Shake Camp
Item Description: This is a photograph of two unidentified men posing in a shake camp. This is a kallitype mounted on a piece of mat board. "A "shake" camp in Cal. Shingle unknown here. Sugar pine used almost entirely in the shake industry. Shakes sell for $10. to $15. for M. shakes "
Physical Description: Kallitypes (8 1/2 x 6 1/2)
Item Identification: 45
Photographer: Loomis
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Loomis

[Map of California]
Item Description: A topographical map of California.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (11 x 8 1/2)
[Image]