Carl Alwin Schenck Collection Photograph Series
Logging Operations - Michigan 1902, 1910, 1915

MC 35


Abstract:
This folder contains 33 images of logging operations and forests in Michigan. There is a series of postcards showing logging operations, equipment, and crews in northern Michigan, with detailed notes on the reverse of the postcards. There are also photographs of trees near Cadillac, Michigan and in the Alpena State Forest. The majority of the images are undated.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Logging Operations -Michigan 1902, 1910, 1915
Call Number
MC 35
Extent
10
Kallitypes
11
Photographic prints
12
Photographic postcards
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 Biltmore Forest School made regular stops at Cadillac, Michigan during their journeys of 1909 to 1914. Some of the photographs in this folder may be from those trips. There is also a series of postcards written by Paul V. Rowlands reporting on logging operations in northern Michigan. These postcards are not directly related to the Biltmore Forestry School, and may be an alumni or professional associate simply relaying information to Dr. Carl Schenck.

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Carl Alwin Schenck Collection

Detailed Description of the Photographs

Cadillac [1]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some unidentified trees near Cadillac, Michigan. There is a lake in the background.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 7)
[Front] [Back]

[Two Men Near Cadillac]
Item Description: Two unidentified men standing in a field, near Cadillac, Michigan.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (5 x 7)
[Image]

Magnificent Maple Lumber
Item Description: A photograph of some maple trees. The photo is reproduced from an issue of the "American Lumberman" dated October 3, 1910. "[Front] Magnificent Maple Timber In Section 21, Township 30, Montmorency County, Mich: Property of the Kneeland Bigelow Company in Bay City. [Back] Zucker shown [] in Michigan"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (7 x 5)
[Front] [Back]

Stand of Hemlock
Item Description: A forest of Hemlock trees. "Stand of Hemlock on Section 32, 29-5 David Ward Estate Michigan"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (8 3/4 x 7 1/2)
Item Identification: 24
[Front] [Back]

Stand of Live Hemlock
Item Description: A photograph of group of live hemlock trees. "Stand of Live Hemlock Section 3, 28-5. Typical Michigan Hemlock Forest before any fires have run over the land. David Ward Estate Michigan"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (9 x 7 1/2)
Item Identification: 36
[Front] [Back]

Stand of Hemlock Killed by Fire
Item Description: A stand of hemlock trees that have been killed by fire. "Fine Stand Hemlock killed by fire October 1908 on Section 21-29 David Ward Estate Michigan."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (9 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Item Identification: 54
[Front] [Back]

Burned Hemlock
Item Description: This is a photograph of some hemlock trees that have been burned. "Burned Hemlock and Windfalls on Section 6, 30-6 Results of Forest Fires David Ward Est Mich"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (9 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Item Identification: 63
[Front] [Back]

Stand of Rock Elm
Item Description: An unidentified man standing in a forest of elm trees. "Stand of Rock Elm on Section 7, 30-6 Almost a clean stand of Elm. David Ward Estate. Michigan."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (9 x 7 1/2)
Item Identification: 66
[Front] [Back]

Red Birch
Item Description: This is a photograph of two unidentified men standing next to a red birch tree. The tree is in the process of being cut down. [This image, and the next eleven images, are a series of postcards. The backs of the postcards contain continuous sections of a letter to Dr. Carl Schenck from Paul V. Rowlands. The letter is dated April 13, 1915. The images themselves are undated.] "Dear Dr I am send you a few post cards of our logging camps here in Upper Michigan we have had one grand winter for logging in fact we put in about twelve million feet of logs with a crew of one hundred & sixty men & eighteen teams. we have used teams"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: #1
[Front] [Back]

[Buildings and Railroad Tracks]
Item Description: Some unidentified buildings. There are railroad tracks in the foreground and piles of cut wood around the buildings. There is an unidentified man standing in the center of the photograph. "this winter as most of our logs had to be hauled across lakes. I think our logging on the average will cost us about five dollar per thousand on cars and I must say that is very cheap logging. We are not taking any maple or cedar this year as there is no market for this lumber and"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: #2
[Front] [Back]

Lima Locomotive and Clyde Loader
Item Description: A photograph of a Lima steam locomotive. There a log loader on the car behind the engine. "for swampers last year and was hard to get men at that. This post card shows our Lima locomotive & Clyde Rapid loader we have had great success with these valued loaders as we have loaded on the average of sixty thousand feet every day this winter with this machine This machine is very fast. we use seven men"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: #4
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Lima Locomotive
Item Description: Another view of the Lima Locomotive. "in loading gang two hookers one ground loader one top loader two men taking down skidway and loading engineer. This post card shows a Lima Locomotive that we had had 8 years and has only been in the shop for repairs or overhauling once in fact both of our engines have been running for the last 8 years and are in first class shape now."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: #5
[Front] [Back]

Sledding Jack Pine With Oxen
Item Description: This a photograph of some lumberjacks with their team of oxen. There is a porcupine on the stump to the left. "This post card shows where they are sledding Jack Pine with Oxen, we don't use any oxen but some of the jobbers around here use them but I don't like oxen as they are too slow where we have small timber. This Jack Pine makes fairly good lumber on thing the knots are very sound but I should prefer good hemlocks."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: #6
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Goodyears Overhead Skidder
Item Description: Some unidentified men using an Overhead Skidder. "This postcard show one of the shar trees all rigged and ready to change rehaul lines the block at the top of tree show where haul line is fastened. we fasten some rehaul block at the bottom of tree that is when we have a small shar tree."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: #7
[Front] [Back]

Sawmill
Item Description: This is a photograph of a sawmill. The sawmill can be seen at the end of the road which runs between the stacks of cut boards. "This picture show the location of Saw Mill from our yard. we have all plank road in our yard and use teams and wagons to haul lumber from mill it takes three teams to haul from green dock. we have [] dumps so we can back wagon under and dump load of lumber very easy, capacity of mill 70 to 80 thousand feet per day that is ten hours a day."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 31/2)
Item Identification: #8
[Front] [Back]

First Class Stand of Jack Pine
Item Description: A photograph of a stand of jack pine trees at Hixton Jct., Wisconsin. "This show a first class stand of Jack pine with a few scattered Norway pine but as a rule Jack pine grows very scrubby but we find some very good stands all the small timber goes as pulp wood"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 9
[Front] [Back]

Commissary
Item Description: Three unidentified men in the logging camp's commissary. "I have had charge of commissary for the last year and find it most interesting as I do all the buy of supplies for our camps. the store is a good paying proposition and helps cut down the cost of logging"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 11
[Front] [Back]

Overhead Skidder
Item Description: This is a photograph of an overhead skidder. "Overhead skidder all ready for business & [] carriage. we use what they call a bicycle carriage which is very fast and does not wear cable like other carriages.We can run carriage out one thousand feet in one minute"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: #13
[Front] [Back]

Lidgerwood Overhead Skidder
Item Description: This photograph shows the interior of a Lidgerwood Overhead Skidder. "This shows inside of Lidgerwood Overhead skidder. each machine is fitted up with five mile of cable. Well Dr. I will close for this time hoping you are in the best health. Please remember me to Mrs. Schenck With much love & best wishes Paul V. Rowlands Boulder Jct Wisconsin U.S.A. %CA Goodyear Lbr. Co."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: #15
[Front] [Back]

Lumbering Hardwood, Feb. 1910
Item Description: This is a photograph of some men and their team of horses logging hardwood in northern Michigan.
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Image]

Hard Maple, Beech, and Hemlock
Item Description: A photograph of some maple, beech and hemlock trees. "Hard Maple, Beech & a few Hemlock, some maple are topped. in Section [] T 30 North R 4 E. Michigan [] C.F. Money Alpena, Mich."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3 1/3)
Item Identification: #1 420
[Front] [Back]

Sugar Maple, Beech, and Hemlock
Item Description: This photograph shows some sugar maple, beech, and hemlock trees. "Sugarmaple, Beech & Hemlock in Michigan Section [] Town 30 North Range 4 East [] C.F. Money Alpena, Mich."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: #2 421
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Swamp of Spruce and Cedar [#1]
Item Description: Some spruce and cedar trees in Alpena State Forest, Michigan. "Alpena State Forest Swamp of Spruce & Cedar Section 27 Town 31 North Range 7 East Michigan C.F. Money Alpena"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: #3 422
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Swamp of Spruce and Cedar [#2]
Item Description: This is another photograph of spruce and cedar trees in the Alpena State Forest. "Alpena State Forest Swamp of Spruce & Cedar Section 27 Town 31 North Range 7 East Michigan C.F. Money Alpena"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: #4 423
[Front] [Back]

Norway Pine and Red Pine
Item Description: Some red pine and norway pine trees in the Alpena State Forest. "Alpena State Forest Norway Pine Red Pine Section 6 Town 30 North Range 8 East C.F. Money Alpena"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3)
Item Identification: #5 424a
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Red Pine and White Pine [#1]
Item Description: Red pine and white pine trees near Alpena, Michigan. "Red Pine & White Pine Section 21 Town 31 North Range 8 East Michigan (near Alpena) C.F. Money Alpena Mich"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: #6 424b
[Front] [Back]

Red Pine and White Pine [#2]
Item Description: A photograph of some red pine and white pine trees. "Red Pine & White Pine"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: #7 424c
[Front] [Back]

Tamarack Swamp
Item Description: Fir, cedar, and spruce trees in a Tamarack Swamp. "Alpena State Forest Tamarack Swamp with fir Cedar & Spruce beneath Section 31 Town 31 North Range 8 East Michigan C.F. Money Alpena"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 3 1/4)
Item Identification: #9 425b
[Front] [Back]

Loading Trucks
Item Description: This is a photograph of some men loading logs onto trucks. "[] Loading Trucks by hand."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (2 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

St. Johns River
Item Description: A windfall on the St. Johns River. "Michigan. St. Johns River, [german] Windfall Abies balsamea [german] Abies balsamea [german]"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (2 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Lidgerwood Skidder
Item Description: A photograph of Lidgerwood Skidder. "Letting down shar on Lidgerwood Skidder in order to move to next setting, we [] a little over forty acres at one setting."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (2 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: #14
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[Unidentified Trees]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some unidentified trees. The writing on the back is indecipherable. "Duplicate [] Bauer"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (4 3/4 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: 147
[Front] [Back]

Five White Pines, September 1, 1902
Item Description: This is a photograph of a photograph of some white pine trees near Grayling, Michigan. "[Front] Five White Pines on Salling-Hanson tract near Grayling. The five estimated to contain 18,000 feet B.M. Taken Sept. 1, 1902. [Back] Pinus Strobus [german] Grayling Mich"
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5)
Item Identification: 4
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