Item #List503 Photo Album of Logging in Humboldt and Eureka Counties, c. 1951-1960. Industrial Photography, Timber, California.
Photo Album of Logging in Humboldt and Eureka Counties, c. 1951-1960.
Photo Album of Logging in Humboldt and Eureka Counties, c. 1951-1960.
Photo Album of Logging in Humboldt and Eureka Counties, c. 1951-1960.
Photo Album of Logging in Humboldt and Eureka Counties, c. 1951-1960.
[Industrial Photography] [Timber] [California]

Photo Album of Logging in Humboldt and Eureka Counties, c. 1951-1960.

Humboldt and Eureka Counties: 1951-1960. Oblong quarto, cream colored cloth boards, 10 ¼ x 13 ¼ inches. Contains 160 photographs, measuring from 2 x 3 to 2 x 5 inches. Most photos identified with captions. Item #List503

As engaging a photographic document of mid-century forestry as one is likely to find, following the Rodgers Brothers trucking company in their logging trips through Humboldt and Eureka counties. With images of accidents, company trucks and machines, the cutting and processing of giant redwoods, drivers posed in front of their trucks and more. The deadpan captions “THIS ONE GOT HIT BY A TRAIN,” “THESE ARE PRIVATE ROAD TRUCKS AT BIG LAGOON,” “THIS ONE WENT THROUGH THE BRIDGE,” etc., add to the visual appeal. Redwood logging in Humboldt Count reached its apex around this time, which preceded the establishment and expansion of Redwood National Park. Overall in near fine condition, quite well preserved, with minimal wear. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase.

Price: $1,500.00