H. G. Nelson photograph collection, approximately 1909-1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Nelson, H.G. (Harold Gable), 1871-1947
H. G. Nelson photograph collection
approximately 1909-1915 (inclusive)
9 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
Photographs of logging operations in Mason County, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Gable Nelson was born in Vermont in 1871. In 1900 at age 30, he married Isabel Sowers and moved to Elma, Washington in Grays Harbor County where he worked as a photographer. Though he advertized himself as a specialist in home portraiture, Nelson is most known for his photographs of the logging industry. Nelson died on September 6, 1947.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of the Bordeaux Brothers Logging Company, depicting lumber trains, interiors of the logging cookhouse, and workers at logging sites.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Logging--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Yarding (Logging)--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bordeaux Lumber Company--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Mason County (Wash.)--Photographs