Carl Alwin Schenck Collection Photograph Series Logging Operations - Washington

MC 35


Abstract:
This folder contains 45 images of trees in Washington state. The majority of the images are of different types of trees, often with detailed notations of the species and locations of the trees. There are several images of logging operations, including a giant fir tree being topped off and some men constructing a raft of logs. There are no photographs of logging equipment, and none of the images are dated.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Logging Operations - Washington
Call Number
MC 35
Extent
33
Kallitypes
3
Photographic prints
9
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 visited Washington during their travels from 1909 to 1914. They visited the forestry school at the University of Washington and several lumber and manufacturing companies in the area. These photographs may be from one of those excursions.

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Detailed Description of the Photographs

Spruce, Western Cedar, and Western Hemlock
Item Description: This is a photograph of some spruce, western cedar, and western hemlock trees. "100 - 350-year old Spruce, western cedar, and western hemlock, S.E.-4 S.W.-4, Sec. 1, T.34-8. Mount Baker National Forest, Washington."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 6 3/4)
Item Identification: [Front] 208936 [Back] 183
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

Douglas Fir Reproduction After Logging
Item Description: A photograph of some douglas fir trees. "Douglas fir reproduction after logging. Wind River Valley, Columbia National Forest, Washington. with burned stumps"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 6)
Item Identification: [Front] 176659 [Back] 184
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

[Man and Large Tree]
Item Description: This photograph shows an unidentified man posing next to a large tree that has been cut down. "P.O.C. 11 short [] 7032 B.M."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 x 7)
Item Identification: 607
[Front] [Back]

Group of Balsam Fir
Item Description: A photograph of some balsam fir trees in the Rainier National Forest. "Group of balsam or alpine (Abies lasiocarpa) fir, Rainier National Forest, Washington."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: No. 12162 151 2209
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

Mt. Persis Scenic Highway
Item Description: This is a photograph of the Mt. Persis Scenic Highway. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german.
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: 409
[Front] [Back]

Lakeside Inn
Item Description: This postcard shows the Lakeside Inn near Tacoma, Washington. "[Front] Lakeside Inn, Mountain road near Tacoma Wash. [Back] For children with aroma / Prepared gets the diploma / Miss Ohnick, of Tacoma."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Front] [Back]

Woodland Park
Item Description: This postcard shows some unidentified trees in Woodland Park near Seattle, Washington. "[Front] Amongst the tall timber of Woodland Park, Seattle, Wash."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
[Image]

S.S. H.C. Henry
Item Description: This is a photograph of a boat sitting at some docks. The boat is named the S.S. H.C. Henry. "[Front] S.S. H.C. Henry Property of Pacific Creosoting Co. Creosote. MN. Bingman, Seattle."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Image]

Eagle Harbor
Item Description: Pacific Creosoting Company's plant at Eagle Harbor. "[Front] Eagle Harbor - Showing Pacific Creosoting Co's Plant. Bingman. Seattle."
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
[Image]

Hemlock and Cedar
Item Description: This photograph shows some hemlock and cedar trees in the Olympic Mountains. "Hemlock [german] Cedar in der Olympic's"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Photographer: The Jones Photo Co.
[Front] [Back]
photographer
The Jones Photo Co.

On the Road to Lake Quinault
Item Description: A photograph of a road running through the Olympic National Forest. "[Front] Olympic National Forest On the Road to Lake Quinault"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Photographer: The Jones Photo Co.
[Image]
photographer
The Jones Photo Co.

Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce
Item Description: This photograph reproduces four different views of hemlock, spruce, and fir trees. The pictures appear to be reproduced from a book or other printed material.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (5 3/4 x 3 1/2)
Photographer: John D. Cress
[Image]
photographer
John D. Cress

Spruce Timber
Item Description: An unidentified man posing with some spruce trees. "[Front] Spruce Timber Gray's Harbor Washington"
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Photographer: The Jones Photo Co.
[Image]
photographer
The Jones Photo Co.

Skykomish River and Mount Persis
Item Description: This photograph shows the Skykomish River and Mount Persis in the Snoqualmie National Forest. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Item Identification: [Front] 2217 [Back] 408
Photographer: Picket Photo Co.
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Picket Photo Co.

Skykomish River
Item Description: Another view of the Skykomish River. There is a small building visible on the left side of the photograph. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german.
Physical Description: Photographic postcards (5 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Item Identification: [Front] 2232 [Back] 410
Photographer: Picket Photo Co.
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Picket Photo Co.

Making a Raft on the Columbia River
Item Description: This is a photograph of some men making a raft of logs on the Columbia River. "Making a cigar shaped raft in the Columbia river"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 3/4 x 4 3/4)
Item Identification: [Front] 295911 [Back] 3102
Photographer: U.S. Photo Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Photo Service

[Trees and Shack], October 10, 1935
Item Description: This photograph shows some unidentified trees. There is a small shed visible on the left side of the photograph. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german.
Physical Description: Photographic prints (3 1/2 x 4 1/2)
Item Identification: 4)
[Front] [Back]

Tsuga Mertensiana [Mountain Hemlock] and Abies Lasiocarpa [Alpine Fir] [#1]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some mountain hemlock and alpine fir trees in the Baker National Forest. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german. "[german] Tsuga Mertensiana [german] Abies Lasiocarpa [german] Baker N.F."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 x 9)
Item Identification: 629
Photographer: Bert Huntoon
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Bert Huntoon

[Two Men and a Tree]
Item Description: Two unidentified men posing next to a tree which they are in the process of cutting down.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (8 1/4 x 6 1/4)
Item Identification: 337
[Image]

Mt. Baker Lodge
Item Description: This is a photograph of the Mt. Baker Lodge. There are some mountain hemlock trees visible in this photograph. "Mt. Baker Lodge. [german] Tsuga Mertensiana en der Mt. Baker Lodge in Baker National Forest Wash"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 x 9)
Item Identification: 627
[Front] [Back]

Quinault Lake
Item Description: This photograph shows some douglas fir, spruce, and hemlock trees on the shore of Quinault Lake. There is german writing on the back of the photograph and on a note accompanying the photograph. "[Back] Henry L. Steer [german] douglas, Picea sitch [sitka spruce] & Tsuga heterophylla [western hemlock] Quinault Indian Reservation Olympic [] [Note] Quinaielt Lake in der Quinaielt Indian Reservation, Olympic Mountains, Washington. Dad Bild is von der Olympic Highway-Brucke uber den Quinailet-Fluss aufgenommen. Der Wald besteht aus Picea sitchensis, Thuja plicata [western red cedar], Tsuga heterophylla. Vergrosserung einer Aufnahme des Supervisor der Quinaielt Indian Reservation, Harry L. Steer"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 6 1/2)
Item Identification: 441
[Front] [Back] [Note]

Tsuga Mertensiana [Mountain Hemlock] and Abies Lasiocarpa [Alpine Fir] [#2]
Item Description: A photograph of some hemlock and fir trees in the Baker National Forest. "[german] Tsuga Mertensiana [german] Abies Lasiocarpa in Baker Nat. Forest"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (9 x 6)
Item Identification: 631
[Front] [Back]

Natural Reforestation of Douglas Fir
Item Description: This is a photograph of some douglas fir trees in Lewis County, Washington. There is a typewritten partial caption on the back of the photograph and some german handwriting. "C26412 -- left of the man.) (My notes carry information intended for the general public, giving suggestions which I think will cause may people to give some attention to the matter, and seek further information.)[german]"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 1/2 x 10)
Item Identification: [Front] C26412 [Back] 274
Photographer: John D. Cress
[Front] [Back]
photographer
John D. Cress

From Granite Mountain
Item Description: This is a panoramic view taken from Granite Mountain. "[Front] Three-section Panorama from Granite Mountain, 5800 ft., across the Sunset Highway in the Valley of the South Fork of the Snoquaimie River, showing Lake Keechelus, Mt. Catherine, Tinkham Peak, Silver Peak, Abiel Peak, Humpback Peak and Mt. Gardner. Milwaukee railroad from tunnel at Rockdale. The timber shown is Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Cedar averaging 60,000 feet to the acre up to 3500 ft. elevation. Trees 3 to 8 ft. dia. and 225 ft. high, typical of the stand on the west slopeof the Cascade Mountains. The rocky slope of Granite Mountain was denuded of its timber by fire about 1900, and a new growth is slowly comig in. View is looking southeast from Granite Mountain, which is in Township 23N, R 10E, and shows the area in Townships 22 & 21, and Ranges 9, 10, 11 and 12. [german] [Back] [german] [] Pseudotsuga [douglas fir] Tsuga mertensiana [mountain hemlock] Lasiocarpa [fir] Thuja plicata [western red cedar]"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 x 10)
Item Identification: [Front] C28169-70-71 [Back] 270
[Front] [Back]

Panoramas of Reforested Tracts
Item Description: This is a panoramic photograph of some trees that have grown back fifteen years after being burned. "Panoramas of Reforested tracts in two stages. (As these are "made up" from several views in different locations they cannot be given land locations, and while not strictly legitimate, I can assure you they are quite typical of the growth in many places where it is impossible to get such photographs. Note the Cedar at right of"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (3 1/2 x 10)
Item Identification: C26411
[Front] [Back]

Young Stand of Western Hemlock and Grand Fir
Item Description: A photograph of some hemlock and fir trees. "Young stand of western hemlock and grand fir. Pilchuck Valley, T.29N., R.8E. W.M. Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington. [german],"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 x 8)
Item Identification: 95450
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service

[Unidentified Trees #1]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some unidentified trees.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (9 1/2 x 3)
Item Identification: 366
[Image]

[Unidentified Trees #2]
Item Description: Another photograph of some unidentified trees. This photograph appears to have been trimmed from [Unidentified Trees #1].
Physical Description: Kallitypes (9 1/2 x 1 1/2)
Item Identification: 366
[Image]

[Unidentified Trees #3]
Item Description: A stand of unidentified trees.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (8 1/2 x 3)
Item Identification: 345
[Image]

Young Growth of Douglas Fir
Item Description: This is a photograph of a group of douglas fir trees. There is a caption on the front of the photograph. The german writing on the back appears to be a translation of that caption. "[Front] John D. Cress Forest Photographer Young growth of Douglas Fir on land cut over 25 years before: 20 to 10 feet high. Located six miles north of Seattle. [Back] Fine Credit to West Coast [] Association and to John D. Cress, Seattle [german]"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (10 x 8)
Item Identification: [Front] 21841 [Back] 318
Photographer: John D. Cress
[Front] [Back]
photographer
John D. Cress

Douglas Fir 75 Years Old
Item Description: Another photograph of a stand of douglas fir trees. There are detailed notes on the back, which repeat and expand the caption on the front of the photograph. "C2850 and C2852 Pierce Co., Washington. Sec. 4, T 18N, R 1E, near Fort Lewis. Douglas Fir 75 years old -- as shown by annual rings on stumps cut for road widening -- 12 to 30 inches in diameter, and about 175 feet high. (C2850 is an upright view, and C2852 a broad view made a little closer to the trees. It will be noticed that the larger trees are in the most open places. I call this "The Timber of the Future" because as near as we can figure it is about the size the young growth will be about the time the Old Growth is becoming scarce.) The location was not the most favorable, so much timber of the same age may be larger.)"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (10 x 8)
Item Identification: [Front] C2850 [Back] 276
Photographer: John D. Cress
[Front] [Back]
photographer
John D. Cress

Alpine Fir and Black Hemlock
Item Description: A panoramic photograph of alpine fir and black hemlock trees with the Cascade Mountains in the background. "C28162-3 (My data on view is complete as far as location is concerned. Height of the "Tooth" not given on map.- The view overlooks Township 23N, R 10&11E.) The timber shown is growing at an altitude of 5300 feet, and is Alpine Fir and Black Hemlock. The Hemlock can be identified by the inclined top branch. Near Snoqualmie Pass, berge 5-6000 In Snoqualmie Nat. Forest. [german] 121 25 [german] 47 25 C28162-3 Two-section panorama of the High Peaks of the Cascade Mountains from Granite Mountain, 5800 ft., showing Kaleetan Peak, 6100; Chair Peak, 5300; the Tooth; Guy Peak 5200, and Snoqualmie Mountain, 6207 ft."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (4 x 10)
Item Identification: C28162-3
Photographer: John D. Cress
[Image]
photographer
John D. Cress

Young Growth 16 Years Old
Item Description: This is a photograph of some unidentified trees in Pierce County, Washington. "Pierce Co., Washington. Sec. 32, T 18N, R 6E. Young growth 16 Years Old. Logged in 1889. Such heavy growth can be seen in many places, but it is not always possible to photograph it so it shows as this does on sloping ground. [german] 122 05 [german] 47 05"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (8 x 10)
Item Identification: 231463 281
Photographer: John D. Cress
[Front] [Back]
photographer
John D. Cress

Trout Creek Logging R.R.
Item Description: This photograph shows a hillside where all the trees have been cut down. There is a creek and some railroad tracks visible in the photograph. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german. "[Front] Trout Creek Logging R.R. [Back] [german] Snoqualmie National Forest [german] Abies amabilis [pacific silver fir] Thuja [cedar], Tsuga [hemlock] [german]"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (10 x 8)
Item Identification: 405
[Front] [Back]

Topping a High Lead Spar Tree
Item Description: A photograph of the top being cut off of a douglas fir tree. "[Front] Topping a High Lead Spar Tree. An exceptionally fine view of this spectacular operation. From a 5-foot Douglas Fir tree the branches have been trimmed to where the diameter is 22 inches - 1t 185 feet - and the 60-foot falling top is shown just as it is about to leave the tree, while the High Rigger is shown braced on his steel cable for the 8-foot sway, with his ax hanging and climbing rope dangling. The top must be cut to avoid danger from breaking limbs. 22 inches is required, and Spar height determined by that, varying from 140 to 220 feet. Clear Lake Lumber Co. [Back] [german] "Topping a spar tree" [german]"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (10 x 8)
Item Identification: [Front] 17800 [Back] 326
Photographer: John D. Cress
[Front] [Back]
photographer
John D. Cress

[Topping a Tree]
Item Description: This is another photograph of a tree being topped. It may be another view of "Topping a High Lead Spar Tree" with the negative flipped. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (7 1/2 x 6)
[Front] [Back]

Felling a Large Fir
Item Description: An unidentified man chopping down a large fir tree. "Felling a large fir (Douglas spruce). Wash."
Physical Description: Photographic prints (8 x6)
Item Identification: [Front] 1226 19022 [Back] 338
[Front] [Back]

Mount Baker National Forest Highway
Item Description: This is a photograph of an unidentified man and woman posing next to a large tree. "Pseudotsuga [douglas fir] Abies amabilis [pacific silver fir] Pseudotsuga Abies amabilis Abies grandis [giant fir] Pseudotsuga in Baker N.F. [german] Highway"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (9 x 6)
Item Identification: 637
[Front] [Back]

Douglas Fir
Item Description: An unidentified man sticking an ax into a douglas fir tree. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (7 3/4 x 10)
Item Identification: 5018
Photographer: The Jones Photo Co.
[Front] [Back]
photographer
The Jones Photo Co.

Stevens Pass in Snoqualmie National Forest
Item Description: This is a photograph of Stevens Pass in the Snoqualmie National Forest. With the exception of the latin tree names, all of the writing on the back of the photograph is in german. "Mt. Baldy Near Stevens Pass [Back] [german] Abies amabilis [pacific silver fir], Abies [], Chamaecyparis nootkatensis [alaskan cedar], Tsuga heterophylla [western hemlock]"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (8 x 10)
Item Identification: [Front] 3133 [Back] 403
[Front] [Back]

Mount Shuskan
Item Description: A photograph of Mount Shuskan in the Baker National Forest. The writing on the back of the photograph is in german, except for the latin tree names. There is also a note attached to the photographs which identifies some of the trees. "[Back] [german] Pinus albicaulis [white bark pine] [german] Abies lasiocarpa [alpine fir] Mt. Shuskan Baker Nat. Forest. [Note] Tsuga mertensiana [mountain hemlock] Abies lasiocarpa [alpine fir] a brush of Pinus albicaulis [white bark pine] practically none in this picture"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (9 x 6)
Item Identification: 630
Photographer: Bert Huntoon
[Front] [Back] [Note]
photographer
Bert Huntoon

Tsuga Mertensiana [mountain hemlock]
Item Description: This is a photograph of some mountain hemlock trees in the Baker National Forest. "Tsuga mertensiana [german] Baker N.F."
Physical Description: Kallitypes (9 x 6)
Item Identification: 635
Photographer: Bert Huntoon
[Front] [Back]
photographer
Bert Huntoon

Five Miles From Port Angeles
Item Description: A photograph of an unidentified person posing next to some large trees. There is a horse and buggy visible in the background. "[Front] 5 miles from Port Angeles. Clallam County. Washington"
Physical Description: Kallitypes (7 1/2 x 4 1/2)
Photographer: J.E. Thomas
[Image]
photographer
J.E. Thomas

[Burned Over Forest]
Item Description: This photograph shows an unidentified area of forest that has been burned.
Physical Description: Kallitypes (6 1/4 x 8 1/4)
Photographer: St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co.
[Image]
photographer
St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co.

Windswept Tsuga Mertensiana [Mountain Hemlock]
Item Description: This is a photograph of a windswept Mountain Hemlock tree. "Windswept Tusga Mertensiana [german] Mount Adams Washington "
Physical Description: Kallitypes (8 x 5)
Photographer: U.S. Forest Service
[Front] [Back]
photographer
U.S. Forest Service