Prentice Bloedel photograph collection, 1880s-1950s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Bloedel, Prentice, 1900-1996
Title
Prentice Bloedel photograph collection
Dates
1880s-1950s (inclusive)
1920s-1950s (bulk)
Quantity
1587 photographic prints (12 albums)
10 boxes
Collection Number
PH0531
Summary
Photographs documenting the lumber operations of the Bloedel family in British Columbia and Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Prentice Bloedel was a leader of the timber industry. He left a brief teaching career to join the management of his family's far-flung timber empire and led the industry's forest-conservation efforts. Bloedel guided the firm into a merger with H. R. MacMillan Export Co., which became the giant MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. Prentice and Virginia Bloedel were important patrons of the arts in Seattle, a tradition carried on by their daughter Virginia Wright. The Bloedels created the Bloedel Reserve, a botanical showcase of gardens, pools, lawns, and arbors on Bainbridge Island. Born in Bellingham in 1900, Bloedel graduated from Yale University planning to be a teacher. In 1929, in response to a request from his father, he gave up his teaching career and went to work in the family business: Bloedel, Stewart and Welch, based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

He first took charge of a new mill at Port Alberni, B.C. The mill became one of the first to make efficient use of sawdust and waste, called "hog fuel," to generate power. He believed integrating a pulp mill with sawmill operations would get the most out of every stick of timber, and the mill became one of the first waste-based operations in North America. In 1938, Bloedel guided the company into a reforestation program and the firm became the first company to plant seedlings. A decade later, the firm was responsible for 70 percent of all the reforestation carried out by private industry in British Columbia. During the 1930s and 1940s, Bloedel began buying land in Whatcom and Skagit counties that had been clear-cut and abandoned. He became treasurer of Bloedel, Stewart and Welch in 1942 and continued to implement innovations to the industry.

In 1948, he launched a plant designed to produce fuel briquettes made from shingle waste products, which were marketed under license as "pres-to-logs." Two years later, driven by a reluctant conviction that "to do the best with the resource would require larger units, greater markets and greater flexibility in product," Bloedel guided the firm into a merger with H.R. MacMillan Export Co., which became the giant MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. He moved back to Seattle and to Bainbridge Island and, in early 1972, retired from the board of MacMillan Bloedel. He continued his involvement in the industry through his leadership of Bloedel Timberlands Development Inc., a company he founded in 1945 in partnership with his father. The firm bought up land long since logged and essentially abandoned.

Prentice Bloedel died at his Capitol Hill (Seattle) home in June 1996, at age 95.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Julius Bloedel went into partnership with J.F. Wardner in Fairhaven, Washington, organizing the Samish Lake Logging Co. in 1890. Eight years later he formed the Lake Whatcom Logging Co., which in 1901 was reorganized into the Larson Lumber Co. The company changed its name in 1913 to the Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills, taking over the property of the Lake Whatcom Logging Co., Larson Lumber Co. and the Bellingham Bay Mill Co. Bloedel began his Canadian venture in 1911 when he launched the firm of Bloedel, Stewart and Welch and began logging operations at Myrtle Point, British Columbia. Having been restricted to logging activities, the company did not enter the manufacturing field until 1923 when it acquired the Red Band Cedar Mill on the Fraser River, near New Westminster. Two years later, the company built a sawmill at Great Central Lake in the Port Alberni area, followed shortly after by another on the Somass River, which today is a key operating unit in MacMillan Bloedel's Port Alberni complex. In 1951 Bloedel, Stewart and Welch merged with the MacMillan Company and later with the Powell River Paper Company to form MacMillan Bloedel.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of albums, loose photographs and ephemera documenting the lumber operations of the Bloedel family in British Columbia and Washington along with portraits of the Bloedel family and business partners.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Blue Canyon MineReturn to Top

In 1890, J. H. Bloedel, along with Jim Wardner and C.W. Carter, purchased a claim to a coal deposit at the southeast end of Lake Whatcom, Washington. This would become the Blue Canyon Mine which would continue operating until 1920, under various owners.

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder:oversize item
2/1 1
Miners and office personnel in front of mine
Ansden Clark & Co., Fairhaven (photographer)
1891
2/1 2
Men in front of log cabin
Ansden and Clark Photo (photographer)
Printed on photo: No. 125. Leadville, Cascade Mining District.
undated
2/1 3
Men with mining car on rail tracks
Written on verso: Possibly Blue Canyon Mine
undated
2/1 4
Men sitting in office
Photo is mounted on heavy cardstock, written on card: San Francisco Office: Blue Canyon Coal Mining Co. Compliments Husband & Brooks No. 4 Cal Street.
undated

Bloedel-affiliated Personnel and EventsReturn to Top

These photographs include images of police officers, loggers on strike, buildings in floodwaters, and views of a mill.

Container(s) Description Dates
Logger's strike and police officers
Box/Folder item
1/1 5
 Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other officers on rail tracks
Joseph Clegg, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/1 6
 Police and loggers on rail tracks
Joseph Clegg, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/1 7
Loggers and police standing in logged area
Written on verso: Corporal Dunbar, Port Alberni Barracks, --- Prov. Police Alberni.
undated
1/1 8
Six police officers standing in front of building
undated
1/1 9
 Group of men standing and sitting in front of building
Written on verso: J.H. Bloedel and Bruce Farris talking to pickets. April 23, 1923.
April 23, 1923
1/1 10
Group of men in front of building with police officers in foreground
circa 1923
1/1 11
Large crowd of men in front of buildings
April 23, 1923
1/1 12-13
Crowd of men gathered outdoors
circa 1920s-1930s
1/1 14
 Line of men marching down dirt road, view from front
Joseph Clegg, Art Depot; Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
April 20, 1934
1/1 15
Line of men marching down dirt road, view from rear
Joseph Clegg, Art Depot; Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
April 20, 1934
1/1 16
Group of men, possibly office workers, sitting in front of building
undated
1/1 17 undated
1/1 18
Three police officers and another man standing on dock
Written on verso: Koski, Sashmere [?], Woodcerle [?], Dean.
undated
1/1 19
Three police officers on horseback
undated
Flooding
Box/Folder item
1/2 20
House in floodwaters
Written on verso: Koski House-Great Central Lake, cp #3.
Jus-Rite Photo Finishers; Victoria, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/2 21
 Buildings in floodwaters with man walking by
Jus-Rite Photo Finishers; Victoria, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/2 22
Row of buildings in floodwaters
Jus-Rite Photo Finishers; Victoria, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/2 23
 Two rows of buildings in floodwaters
Jus-Rite Photo Finishers; Victoria, B.C (photographer)
undated
Views of Buildings and Logging Operations
Box/Folder item
1/3 24
Postcard of building under construction in the distance
Written on verso: Sept. 1st.
Joseph Clegg; Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
circa 1934
1/3 25
Postcard of building under construction in the distance
Written on verso: Sept. 15th.
Joseph Clegg; Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
circa 1934
1/3 26
Postcard of completed building in the distance
Written on verso: Oct. 15th.
Joseph Clegg; Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
circa 1934
1/3 27
Postcard of completed building in the distance
Written on verso: Oct. 15th, 34
Joseph Clegg; Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
circa 1934
1/3 28-29 circa 1935
1/3 30
View of buildings from across water
undated
1/3 31
View of buildings and rail tracks
undated
1/3 32 undated
1/3 33 undated
1/3 34
Locomotive crossing a bridge
undated
1/3 35
 Forest fire from across a lake
Written on verso: Fire at Great Central, Lake James.Same image as photo #36.
1923
box-folder:oversize
2/2 36
Forest fire from across a lake
Same image as photo #35.
1923
Box/Folder
1/3 37a
 The Solduc Bridge
There are two photos attached to a card.
undated
1/3 37b
 The Solduc Bridge
There are two photos attached to a card.
undated
1/3 38a-b
Stacks of lumber or boxes on dock
Label on verso: Artcraft Engraving and Electrotype Co. Seattle, WA.There are two photos attached to a card.
undated
1/3 39 undated
1/3 40
Logging operations in forest
undated
1/3 41
Spar tree with cables and rigging
undated
1/4 42
Railroad construction on mountain
Typed on photo: Building railroad grade-Clallam.
Jukes Studio; Bellingham, WA
undated
1/4 43
 Men working on mill whistle
Typed on verso: "BIG OLE" Mill whistle being dismantled in September, 1942, preparatory to removal to Port Alberni, B.C.
Bellingham Herald (photographer)
1942
1/4 44
Crane loading lumber onto ship,Sudbury, of New York
Jukes Studio; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
undated
1/4 45
Buildings and stacks of lumber and/or boxes
undated
1/4 46
Buildings and stacks of lumber and/or boxes
Written on verso: Bloedel Donovan box factory.
Sandison (photographer)
circa 1924-1926
1/4 47 undated
1/4 48
Ships underneath a conveyor
Written on verso: Conveyor andRiversdaleandIsland Starduring rain, Port Alberni, July 1935.
Carey and McAllister, Victoria, B.C (photographer)
1935
1/4 49
Ships docked near conveyor and mill
Written on verso: Taken in rain, Port Alberni, July 1935. Riversdale,Island Star,Lancaster
Carey and McAllister, Victoria, B.C (photographer)
1935
1/4 50
 Nicely dressed men and women seated on flatbed railcar in forest
Frederick & Nelson Photograph Studio, Seattle (photographer)
undated
1/5 51
Spar tree with cables and engine moving logs, view from uphill
Sandison; Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
undated
1/5 52
Spar tree with cables and engine, view from same level as spar
Sandison; Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
undated
1/5 53
Men operating engine at base of spar tree
Sandison; Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
undated
1/6 54
 Tree falling after being cut
Sandison; Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
undated
1/6 55
Logs loaded on railcars
Sandison; Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
undated
1/6 56
Buildings in logging camp
Sandison; Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
Photo is mounted in mat.
undated
1/6 57
 Large section of tree on display
Written on verso: Section of tree and exhibit sent to St. Louis Fair-J.H. Prentice recollection, September 1957.Sign on tree reads "Larson Lumber Co." Photo is mounted on mat. Possibly World's Fair, 1904.
undated
1/7 58
Mill buildings and stacks of lumber
Clegg's Studio, Port Angeles, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/7 59
Mill buildings and conveyors
Clegg's Studio, Port Angeles, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/7 60-61
Interior of mill building with row of machinery
Clegg's Studio, Port Angeles, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/7 62
Mill buildings with smokestack
Clegg's Studio, Port Angeles, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/7 63
 Interior of mill building with man working near large saw blade
Clegg's Studio, Port Angeles, B.C (photographer)
undated
1/7 64
Aerial view of mill and surrounding area
George Allen Aerial Photos Ltd., Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
box-folder:oversize
2/2 65a
Panoramic view of port facilities, water and mountains
Written on verso: Government lumber assembly dock, Port Alberni, B.C. Showing it's facilities and vessels awaiting berth for loading of lumber products of Great Central Sawmills, Limited, for the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and South Africa. This dock is fifteen miles from the Great Central plant. August, 1933.There are 3 photos mounted on heavy cardstock.
Joseph Clegg; Art Depot, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
1933
2/2 65b
Lumber on dock next to railcars
Written on verso: Government lumber assembly dock, Port Alberni, B.C. Showing it's facilities and vessels awaiting berth for loading of lumber products of Great Central Sawmills, Limited, for the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and South Africa. This dock is fifteen miles from the Great Central plant. August, 1933.There are 3 photos mounted on heavy cardstock.
Joseph Clegg; Art Depot, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
1933
2/2 65c
View of ship's mast and rigging
Written on verso: Government lumber assembly dock, Port Alberni, B.C. Showing it's facilities and vessels awaiting berth for loading of lumber products of Great Central Sawmills, Limited, for the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and South Africa. This dock is fifteen miles from the Great Central plant. August, 1933.There are 3 photos mounted on heavy cardstock.
Joseph Clegg; Art Depot, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
1933
Bloedel Personnel
Box/Folder item
1/8 66
John McMahon, Mill Superintendent
undated
1/8 67
Frank E. Frost, Treasurer
Jukes Studio, Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
undated
1/8 68
Earl E. Levalley; Manager, Bellingham
Jukes Studio, Bellingham, Wa (photographer)
undated
1/8 69
Chet W. Miller
undated
1/8 70
John A. McEvoy
undated
1/8 71
Group of men at banquet table
Morton Photographs, San Francisco (photographer)
circa 1904
1/8 72
Five people standing on porch of house
Man 2nd from left is probably J.H. Bloedel.
undated
1/8 73
 J.J. Donovan
Written on verso: Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Your friend, J.J. Donovan, 12/25/01.
C.W. Hearn, Boston (photographer)
1901
box-folder:oversize
2/2 74
General J.W. Stewart
circa 1920
2/2 75
Fenwick Riley, First Manager of Bloedel, Stewart & Welch
undated
2/3 76
Group portrait of J.H.Bloedel and Bellingham office staff in front of building
Sandison, Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1940s
box:oversize
XC1 77
Group portrait of J.H.Bloedel and executives on 80th anniversary
Written on mat: Honoring J.H. Bloedel-80th Anniversary-March 4, 1944B.F. Boyker-1926, Hugh Galbraith-1933, Louie Knutsen-1918, B.J. Schive-1920, C.D. Lloyd-1927, W.H. Abbott-1898, C.E. Castle-1905, J.H. Bloedel-1898, Jno. McMahon-1906, F.E. Frost-1908, C.W. Miller-1914, J.A. McEvoy-1914, W.I. Carr-1922, E.E. LeValley-1913, H.L. Hubbard-1919.
1944
XC1 78
Group portrait of J.H.Bloedel and executives on 80th anniversary
Written on mat: Honoring J.H. Bloedel-80th Anniversary-March 4, 1944W.H. Abbott-1898, Louie Knutsen-1918, Hugh Galbraith-1933, B.F. Boyker-1926, C.D. Lloyd-1927, C.E. Castle-1905, Jno. McMahon-1906, J.H. Bloedel-1898, F.E. Frost-1908, C.W. Miller-1914, B.J. Schive-1920, E.E. LeValley-1913, W.I. Carr-1922, J.A. McEvoy-1914, H.L. Hubbard-1919.
1944
box-folder:oversize
2/3 79
Group portrait of J.H.Bloedel and executives on 80th anniversary
Written on mat: J.H.B. and staff on his 80th birthday.This photo is the same as #78 above.
1944
2/4 80
Group of men standing next to building
This is a printed photo in a presentation folder.Printed on page: First crew employed by Lake Whatcom Logging Co. Subsequently merged into Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills, September 1898.This is the same image as #J2.
Grady, Seattle (photographer)
1898
mapcase:oversize
M291 81
Panoramic view of mill with steam locomotive in foreground
undated
M291 82
Panoramic view of mill and forests
undated

Lake Whatcom Logging CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Album A
This is a small album consisting of nine photographs of unidentified and undated logging activities, possibly the Lake Whatcom Logging Co.
Box/Folder item
3/1 A1 undated
3/1 A2 undated
3/1 A3 undated
3/1 A4 undated
3/1 A5 undated
3/1 A6 undated
3/1 A7 undated
3/1 A8 undated
3/1 A9 undated

Bloedel, Stewart and Welch (Canada)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Album B, Titled: Great Central Sawmills, Ltd.
All photographs in this album by Leonard Frank, Vancouver, B.C.The album was deteriorating and the photographs were removed from the album. The order of the photographs in the album has been retained.
folder:oversize item
XH2 B1
Panoramic view of lumber stacked in railroad yard
circa 1920s
Box/Folder
1/9 B2 1925
1/9 B3
Great Central Lake
circa 1926
1/9 B4
Logs floating in lake
circa 1926
1/9 B5 circa 1926
1/9 B6
Diagram of mill area
circa 1926
1/9 B7
Panoramic view of logs floating in front of mill
circa 1926
1/10 B8
Panoramic view of logs floating in front of trees and water tower
circa 1926
1/10 B9 circa 1926
1/10 B10
Timber being rolled from mill
circa 1926
1/10 B11
Two buildings, possibly offices and mess hall
circa 1926
1/10 B12
Side view of two buildings
circa 1926
1/10 B13
Water tower
circa 1926
1/11 B14 circa 1926
1/11 B15
Interior of mess hall with tables set for a meal
circa 1926
1/11 B16 circa 1926
1/11 B17
Interior of building showing hallway and calendars
circa 1926
1/11 B18
Stand of trees near rail tracks
circa 1926
1/11 B19
Tree with cables attached used to move logs
circa 1926
1/12 B20
Close view of tree with cables attached
circa 1926
1/12 B21
Tree with cables attached near rail tracks
circa 1926
1/12 B22
Conveyor belt system
circa 1926
1/12 B23 circa 1926
1/12 B24
Man standing near large tree stumps and felled trees
circa 1926
1/12 B25 circa 1926
1/13 B26 circa 1926
1/13 B27
Machinery inside of mill
circa 1926
1/13 B28 circa 1926
1/13 B29
Electrical boxes for mill
circa 1926
1/13 B30 circa 1926
1/13 B31
Crane lifting stacks of lumber
circa 1926
1/14 B32
Closer view of crane moving lumber
circa 1926
1/14 B33
Logs inside of mill building
circa 1926
1/14 B34 circa 1926
1/14 B35
Mill machinery
circa 1926
1/14 B36
Mill machinery covered in sawdust
circa 1926
1/14 B37 circa 1926
1/14 B38
Machinery in mill
circa 1926
Album C
The album was deteriorating and the photographs were removed from the album. The order of the photographs in the album has been retained. Photographs by Cleland Kent, Vancouver unless otherwise noted. The series titles are taken from the album.
Forestry
Box/Folder item
5/1 C1 circa 1925
5/1 C2
Aerial view of logs in the water
This photo was used in U.K. advertisements.
1952
5/1 C3 undated
5/1 C4
Two men looking at a map
undated
Great Central; Vancouver, B.C.
Box/Folder item
5/2 C5
 Aerial view of assembled log booms awaiting towing in the water
This photo was used in U.K. advertisements.
circa 1950s
5/2 C6
Logs in log pond at Great Central, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/2 C7
View of forest and logs in log pond, Great Central, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/2 C8
Great Central sawmill, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/2 C9 undated
5/2 C10
Great Central sawmill, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/2 C11
Large stacks of lumber at Great Central sawmill, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/2 C12 undated
Sarita River; Vancouver, B.C.
Box/Folder item
5/3 C13
Camp at Sarita River, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/3 C14
Trucks loaded with equipment at Sarita River, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/3 C15 undated
5/3 C16
Camp at Sarita River, Vancouver, B.C.
Photographer unknown.
undated
5/3 C17 undated
5/3 C18
Logs being rolled off truck into log pond at Sarita River, Vancouver, B.C.
The photo has been highlighted in certain areas for printing.
undated
Menzies Bay; Vancouver, B.C.
Box/Folder item
5/4 C19
Logs in the water at Menzies Bay, Vancouver, B.C.
undated
5/4 C20 undated
5/4 C21
Bulldozer moving a tree
undated
5/4 C22
Menzies Bay camp where ties were made
undated
5/4 C23 undated
5/4 C24 undated
Franklin River; Vancouver, B.C.
Box/Folder item
5/5 C25 undated
5/5 C26 undated
5/5 C27
Two men looking at a map
undated
5/5 C28
Truck driving up logging road with view of forest
undated
Port Alberni
Box/Folder item
5/6 C29
Aerial view of logs in water at Port Alberni, B.C.
Charnell Studios Ltd., Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
5/6 C30,31
Aerial views of Port Alberni, water and forest
undated
5/6 C32
Aerial view of lumber mill and logs at Port Alberni
Charnell Studios Ltd., Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
5/6 C33 undated
5/6 C34
 Aerial view of H.R MacMillan Export Company sawmill and plywood operations at Port Alberni
Plywood division in foreground; lumber division in the middle.
Industrial Photographics, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
5/6 C35 undated
5/6 C36
Man working on large saw blade at Port Alberni, B.C.
The photo has been highlighted in certain areas for printing.
undated
5/6 C37
Stacks of lumber inside a warehouse at Port Alberni, B.C.
undated
5/6 C38 undated
5/6 C39 undated
Pulp Mill, Port Alberni, B.C.
Box/Folder item
5/7 C40
 Aerial view of pulp mill at Port Alberni, B.C.
Charnell Studios Ltd., Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
5/7 C41,42
Views of exterior of pulp mill at Port Alberni, B.C.
undated
5/7 C43 undated
5/7 C44
Aerial view of pulp mill at Port Alberni, B.C.
Photographer unknown.
undated
5/7 C45 undated
5/7 C46
Two men packaging pulp product at pulp mill
undated
5/7 C47 undated
Personnel
Box/Folder item
5/8 C48
Mess hall with men eating a meal
undated
5/8 C49 undated
5/8 C50 undated
5/8 C51 undated
5/8 C52
Man eating in mess hall
undated
5/8 C53 undated
5/8 C54
Two cooks working in mess hall kitchen
undated
5/8 C55 undated
5/8 C56 undated
Director's House, Port Alberni
Box/Folder item
5/9 C57,58 undated
General Operation Shots
Box/Folder item
5/10 C59
Man cutting log with chainsaw
The photo has been highlighted in certain areas for printing.
undated
5/10 C60 undated
5/10 C61 undated
5/10 C62
Men working at logging site
undated
Red Band Shingle Mill
Box/Folder item
5/11 C63 undated
5/11 C64
Ground view of Red Band shingle mill
undated
5/11 C65 undated
5/11 C66
Stack of shingles
undated
5/11 C67
Packaging area for shingles
undated
5/11 C68
Single package of shingles
undated
5/11 C69 undated
Pres-to-log Plant
Box/Folder item
5/12 C70
Man working at the Pres-to-log plant
undated
5/12 C71 undated
5/12 C72
 View of Pres-to-log plant
Jack Cash (photographer)
undated
Gang Mill Opening Ceremonies
Box/Folder item
5/13 C73
 Three men at opening ceremonies of Gang Mill, Port Alberni, B.C.
Probably J.H. Bloedel in center and Prentice Bloedel on right.
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
January 10, 1951
5/13 C74
Man operating machinery in mill with opening ceremony guests watching
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
January 10, 1951
5/13 C75,76
Guests watching logs being cut into lumber
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
January 10, 1951
5/13 C77
 Log-cutting machine
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
January 10, 1951
5/13 C78
Two men feeding wood into cutting or milling machine
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
January 10, 1951
Pulp Mill Monument
Box/Folder item
5/14 C79
 Front view of monument at pulp mill, Port Alberni, B.C.
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
undated
5/14 C80
Side view of monument at pulp mill, Port Alberni, B.C.
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
undated
5/14 C81
 Close-up of monument label
Text on monument plaque reads: These historical stones were used in the first pulp and paper mill in British Columbia, and were recovered from the old mill site with the aid of the city fathers of the Albernis, and erected in their present location by Bloedel, Stewart & Welch Ltd. to commemorate this pioneer endeavour.This first mill was built on the Somass River, about one mile upstream from the city of Alberni at the location now known as "Paper Mill Dam." Construction of the dam commenced 1891 and of the mill 1892. First paper was manufactured June 1894, and the last run was made in the autumn of 1896.The six granite stones were quarried in Aberdeen, Scotland, and arrived at Esquimalt, B.C. aboard the British barque "Ariadne," May 4, 1892, one hundred and forty seven days out of London, England. The seventh stone, on the west side of the base is sandstone from the United States.
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
undated
Miscellaneous, Vancouver, B.C.
Box/Folder item
5/15 C82
Machinery at indoor location
Charnell Studios, Ltd., Port Alberni (photographer)
undated
5/15 C83 undated
5/15 C84
 J.H. Bloedel and Tokuji Mishima
Typed on verso: This photograph was taken in the office of J.H. Bloedel on his 87th birthday, March 4, 1951, and was reproduced in a feature story in theSeattle Timeson April 1, 1951
Seattle Times (photographer)
1951
5/15 C85
Forest with snow-capped peaks
Leonard Frank Photos, Vancouver (photographer)
undated
Album D-Titled: Logging Operations of Bloedel, Stewart & Welch Ltd.
All photographs by Leonard Frank, Vancouver, B.C., unless otherwise noted.
Box item
4 D1 circa 1940-1941
4 D2
View of portion of yard and sawmill, Port Alberni, B.C.
circa 1940-1941
4 D3
Spur construction on logging railway with man standing on road
circa 1940-1941
4 D4
Bulldozer cleaning out rock cut for railway/road
circa 1940-1941
4 D5 circa 1940-1941
4 D6
 Bridge crossing North Fork of Coleman Creek
Written on verso: Bottom of canyon to deck 108 ft.
circa 1940-1941
4 D7
End of tracks on logging spur, with view of timber
circa 1940-1941
4 D8 circa 1940-1941
4 D9 circa 1940-1941
4 D10
Train tracks: mile 5 of main line railway, Franklin River operation
circa 1940-1941
4 D11
Logging train unloading at log dump
circa 1940-1941
4 D12
View of booming grounds and terminal of railway across the water
circa 1940-1941
4 D13
Four men sitting in a mixed stand of timber in British Columbia forest
Trees in photo are labeled: Fir; Hemlock; White Pine; Hemlock; Red Cedar.
circa 1940-1941
4 D14
View of forest with mainly fir trees
circa 1940-1941
4 D15 circa 1940-1941
4 D16
Stand of British Columbia Hemlock
circa 1940-1941
4 D17
Stand of British Columbia Red Cedar
circa 1940-1941
4 D18 circa 1940-1941
4 D19
Two men using chainsaw for undercut of Fir tree, Franklin River operation.
circa 1940-1941
4 D20 circa 1940-1941
4 D21
View of felled and bucked timber with man cutting a tree
circa 1940-1941
4 D22
Felled and bucked timber near rail line
circa 1940-1941
4 D23
Head rigger climbing tree in preparation for topping
circa 1940-1941
4 D24
Top of tree falling with rigger on tree
circa 1940-1941
4 D25, 26
Two views of steel spar Lidgerwood Skidder bringing in and loading logs
circa 1940-1941
4 D27
Tree rig Lidgerwood Skidder showing turn of logs at landing and guy wires on standing tree
circa 1940-1941
4 D28
View of area being logged by tree rig Lidgerwood Skidder
circa 1940-1941
4 D29
Caterpillar tractor and Carco Arch picking up special logs
Moore Co (photographer)
circa 1940-1941
4 D30 circa 1940-1941
4 D31
Caterpillar #5 moving logs at log landing at Great Central Lake
B.S.W (photographer)
Written on verso: Yarder at railway across lake.
circa 1940-1941
4 D32
Panoramic view of mill, lake, and lumber
The image is comprised of two parts.
circa 1940-1941
4 D33
Person in a rowboat on lake
circa 1940-1941
4 D34
Cameron River Valley with Mt. Arrowsmith in background
circa 1940-1941
4 D35 1941
4 D36
First aid room at Franklin River
circa 1940-1941
4 D37
 Interior of camp kitchen with cook Bob Larsen
Written on verso: The man who made the lemon pie for Ramsay Macdonald-mentioned in House of Commons.
circa 1940-1941
4 D38
Camp dining room with place settings on tables
circa 1940-1941
4 D39 circa 1940-1941
4 D40
Family cottages next to rail line, Franklin River
circa 1940-1941
4 D41
Camp "A" at Alberni Canal, Franklin River
Photographer unknown.
circa 1940-1941
4 D42 circa 1940-1941
4 D43 circa 1940-1941
4 D44
Northwest diesel shovel on construction site
Photographer unknown.
circa 1940-1941
4 D45 circa 1940-1941
4 D46
Bulldozer working on railway construction
Moore (photographer)
circa 1940-1941
4 D47
Rock cut on the Alberni Canal
circa 1940-1941
4 D48
Bridge over Coleman Creek
Written on verso: From bottom of canyon to deck 122 ft.
circa 1940-1941
4 D49 circa 1940-1941
4 D50
Franklin Creek Canyon
Photographer unknown.
circa 1940-1941
4 D51
Three men standing on rail tracks of rock cut at upper reaches of Franklin River Creek
circa 1940-1941
4 D52
Logs being unloaded at log dump
circa 1940-1941
4 D53
Five species of British Columbia timber
Each image is labeled: Red Cedar; Balsam; Spruce; Hemlock; Douglas Fir.
circa 1940-1941
4 D54 circa 1940-1941
4 D55-D56
Caterpillar tractor and arch hauling load of logs down road, Great Central Lake
B.S.W (photographer)
circa 1940-1941
4 D57
Caterpillar operation at log landing
Written on verso: Yarder at railway across lake.
B.S.W (photographer)
circa 1940-1941
4 D58
Load of logs and loading rig near railcars
B.S.W (photographer)
circa 1940-1941
4 D59 circa 1940-1941
4 D60
TugboatJack Thorpemoving through the water
circa 1940-1941
4 D61 circa 1940-1941
4 D62
Alberni Canal from shore
circa 1940-1941
Album E-Construction of the kraft pulp mill at Port Alberni
Box/Folder item
6/1 E1a
Small building at construction site
February 1946
6/1 E1b
Building at construction site
February 1946
6/1 E1c
Foundation pilings at construction site
February 1946
6/1 E1d
Warehouse at construction site
February 21, 1946
6/1 E2a February 1946
6/1 E2b
Pile driving for office building
February 1946
6/1 E2c
Pile driving for warehouse
February 21, 1946
6/1 E2d
Construction site
February 1946
6/1 E2e February 1946
6/1 E3a
Pile driver at site
March 1946
6/1 E3b
Pilings for warehouse
March 13, 1946
6/1 E3c
Housing for # 2 pile driver
March 1946
6/1 E3d March 13, 1946
6/1 E3e
Two pile drivers
February 1946
6/1 E4a
Excavation for office building drains
March 8, 1946
6/1 E4b,c
Office building under construction
March 1946
6/1 E4d March 1946
6/2 E5a,c
Men working on warehouse form work
March 1946
6/2 E5b
Construction of dock
March 1946
6/2 E5d
Bulldozer at construction site
March 1946
6/2 E6a-c
Warehouse construction
April 5, 1946
6/2 E6d April 5, 1946
6/2 E7a
Dock construction
April 5, 1946
6/2 E7b
View of construction site
April 12, 1946
6/2 E7c
Warehouse under construction
April 12, 1946
6/2 E7d
Batching hopper construction
April 12, 1946
6/2 E8a
Recovery building construction
April 23, 1946
6/2 E8b
Repair shop construction
April 12, 1946
6/2 E8c
Repair shop and office construction
April 12, 1946
6/2 E8d April 12, 1946
6/2 E9a
View of construction site and pile driver
April 23, 1946
6/2 E9b
Warehouse framing construction
April 23, 1946
6/2 E9c April 23, 1946
6/2 E9d
Repair shop construction
April 23, 1946
6/3 E10a
Dock construction
April 23, 1946
6/3 E10b April 30, 1946
6/3 E10c
Warehouse and repair shop
April 30, 1946
6/3 E10d
Repair shop
April 30, 1946
6/3 E11a
Recovery building construction
April 1946
6/3 E11b April 30, 1946
6/3 E11c
Dock construction
April 30, 1946
6/3 E11d
View of construction site
May 14, 1946
6/3 E12a
View of construction site
May 7, 1946
6/3 E12b
Warehouse framing
May 7, 1946
6/3 E12c
Recovery building foundation
May 7, 1946
6/3 E12d
Repair shop framing
May 7, 1946
6/3 E13a
Digester and screening room building
May 7, 1946
6/3 E13b
Dock construction
May 7, 1946
6/3 E13c
Warehouse
May 14, 1946
6/3 E13d
Repair shop framing
May 1946
6/3 E14a May 14, 1946
6/3 E14b
Excavation for machine room
May 14, 1946
6/3 E14c
Dock under construction
May 14, 1946
6/3 E14d
Pilings for digester and screening room
June 4, 1946
6/4 E15a
Excavation for machine room
June 4, 1946
6/4 E15b
Excavation for chip storage
June 4, 1946
6/4 E15c June 11, 1946
6/4 E15d
Foundation for machine room
June 11, 1946
6/4 E16a
Batching bins construction
June 18, 1946
6/4 E16b
Recovery building
June 18, 1946
6/4 E16c June 18, 1946
6/4 E16d
Machine building foundation
June 25, 1946
6/4 E17a-b
Excavation for causticizing building
June 25, 1946
6/4 E17c July 2, 1946
6/4 E17d
Chip storage excavation filled with water
July 2, 1946
6/4 E18a
Lagoon tanks construction
July 2, 1946
6/4 E18b
Men working on lime kiln stack piling
July 2, 1946
6/4 E18c
Digester building
July 1946
6/4 E18d July 30, 1946
6/4 E19a
Digester building construction
July 16, 1946
6/4 E19b,d
Machine room construction
July 30, 1946
6/4 E19c July 30, 1946
6/4 E19d
Machine room construction
August 6, 1946
6/5 E20a
Causticizing building construction
August 6, 1946
6/5 E20b
Excavation for salt cake and sulphur storage
August 6, 1946
6/5 E20c
Machine room
August 12, 1946
6/5 E20d
Causticizing building
August 12, 1946
6/5 E21a August 12, 1946
6/5 E21b
Machine room foundation
August 20, 1946
6/5 E21c
Causticizing building foundation
August 20, 1946
6/5 E21d
Pilings for salt cake and sulphur bins
August 1946
6/5 E22a September 3, 1946
6/5 E22b
Machine room
September 17, 1946
6/5 E22c
Causticizing building
September 17, 1946
6/5 E22d
Digester room
September 17, 1946
6/5 E23a
Chip conveyor construction
September 17, 1946
6/5 E23b
Recovery and causticizing buildings with rail line in foreground
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
6/5 E23c
Digester building viewed from a rooftop
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
6/5 E23d
 Temporary rail tracks to digester building
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
6/6 E24a
 Chip storage foundations
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
6/6 E24b
Machine room wall and foundation
October 12, 1946
6/6 E24c 1946
6/6 E24d
Chip storage
November 13, 1946
6/6 E25a
Sub station
November 13, 1946
6/6 E25b
Main sewer construction
November 13, 1946
6/6 E25c
Recovery building under construction
November 26, 1946
6/6 E25d November 26, 1946
6/6 E26a
Sulphur storage under construction
November 26, 1946
6/6 E26b
Causticizing plant with car in front
December 11, 1946
6/6 E26c,d
Machine room wall
December 11, 1946
6/6 E27a December 11, 1946
6/6 E27b
View of construction site
January 8, 1947
6/6 E27c,d January 8, 1947
6/7 E28a January 8, 1947
6/7 E28b January 8, 1947
6/7 E28c
Men working on chip storage
January 8, 1947
6/7 E28d January 8, 1947
6/7 E29a
Screen room under construction
January 8, 1947
6/7 E29b
Men working on sub station
January 8, 1947
6/7 E29c
Recausticizing building framing
January 22, 1947
6/7 E29d January 22, 1947
6/7 E30a
Screen room walls
January 22, 1947
6/7 E30b
Two men on scaffolding at precipitator building
January 22, 1947
6/7 E30c
Crane near oil storage tank
January 22, 1947
6/7 E30d
Men working on sub station
January 22, 1947
6/7 E31a February 4, 1947
6/7 E31b
Blower tank next to building under construction
April 11, 1947
6/7 E31c February 4, 1947
6/7 E31d
Conveyor with smokestacks in background
April 11, 1947
6/8 E32a
Recovery building frame work
February 21, 1947
6/8 E32b
Recovery building and tower with people on upper floors
February 4, 1947
6/8 E32c February 4, 1947
6/8 E32d
Digester and screen room with cars in front
February 21, 1947
6/8 E33a
Liquor storage tanks
February 21, 1947
6/8 E33b
Lime kiln
February 21 1947
6/8 E33c February 21, 1947
6/8 E34a
Sub station
February 21, 1947
6/8 E34b
Recovery building and smoke filter
April 11, 1947
6/8 E34c
Recovery building frame work
March 11, 1947
6/8 E34d
Digester building wall
March 11, 1947
6/8 E35a
Digester building
March 11, 1947
6/8 E35b
Digester building and liquor tanks
March 11, 1947
6/8 E35c
Salt cake and sulphur storage towers
March 11, 1947
6/8 E35d March 11, 1947
6/8 E36a
Recovery building frame work
March 26, 1947
6/8 E36b March 26, 1947
6/8 E36c,d
Two views of digester building
March 26, 1947
6/9 E37a
Recausticizing tanks
March 26, 1947
6/9 E37b
Lime kiln with pipe in front
March 26, 1947
6/9 E37c
Digester building
April 11, 1947
6/9 E37d
Lime kiln
April 11, 1947
6/9 E38a April 29, 1947
6/9 E38b
Interior of machine room
April 29, 1947
6/9 E38c
Digester building
April 29, 1947
6/9 E38d April 29, 1947
6/9 E39a
Blending tank
May 20, 1947
6/9 E39b May 20, 1947
6/9 E39c
Screener rooms
May 20, 1947
6/9 E39d
Sulphur storage tanks
May 20, 1947
6/9 E40a
Lime rock conveyor under construction
May 20, 1947
6/9 E40b June 3, 1947
6/9 E40c
Power house extension
June 3, 1947
6/9 E40d June 3, 1947
6/10 E41a
Lime rock conveyor
June 3, 1947
6/10 E41b May 20, 1947
6/10 E41c
Smoke filter
June 3, 1947
6/10 E41d
Chip conveyor
July 2, 1947
6/10 E42
 Digester tank being installed at site
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 30, 1946
6/10 E43 November 7, 1946
6/10 E44
Aerial view of plant
June 1947
6/10 E45 June 1947
6/11 E46a
Chip conveyor and buildings
July 15, 1947
6/11 E46b
Machine blending tank
July 15, 1947
6/11 E46c July 15, 1947
6/11 E46d
Causticizing tanks
July 15, 1947
6/11 E47a
Washers inside of building
June 17, 1947
6/11 E47b
Recovery building
June 17, 1947
6/11 E47c
Recovery building
July 29, 1947
6/11 E47d July 29, 1947
6/11 E48a July 29, 1947
6/11 E48b
Lime rock conveyor
July 29, 1947
6/11 E48c July 29, 1947
6/11 E48d July 29, 1947
6/11 E49a
Screen room
August 13, 1947
6/11 E49b
Blending tank
August 13, 1947
6/11 E49c August 13, 1947
6/11 E49d
Chip conveyor with chips
August 13, 1947
6/11 E50
 Cargo of pulp being loaded onto ship
Sign near cargo reads: First shipment of Bloedel Kraft Pulp from Port Alberni, B.C.
October 21, 1947
6/11 E51
Group of men playing cards around a table
Jim Young; Bow, Washington (photographer)
undated
Album F
The album was deteriorating and the photographs were removed from the album. The order of the photographs in the album has been retained.
The photographs document the construction of mill buildings in 1946-1947. The information in the descriptions is taken from writing that is on the photographs. This is likely the construction of the kraft pulp mill at Port Alberni, B. C. described in Album E above.
Box/Folder item
7/1 F1a
Men beginning work on the construction of a dock
March 25,1946
7/1 F1b
Office building under construction
March 25,1946
7/1 F1c
Side view of office building under construction
March 25,1946
7/1 F1d
Warehouse under construction
March 25, 1946
7/1 F2a March 25, 1946
7/1 F2b
Warehouse framework under construction
March 27, 1946
7/1 F2c March 27, 1946
7/1 F2d
View of construction site being graded
March 27, 1946
7/1 F3a
View of warehouse site from #3 driver
March 27, 1946
7/1 F3b
Men working on warehouse formwork
March 27, 1946
7/1 F3c March 27, 1946
7/1 F3d
Pile driver being moved to repair shop
March 27, 1946
7/1 F4a
View of site and construction materials from the Southeast
April 5, 1946
7/1 F4b April 5, 1946
7/1 F5a
Dock under construction
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
April 5, 1946
7/1 F5b
Office building under construction
April 5, 1946
7/1 F6a
Warehouse foundation under construction
April 5, 1946
7/1 F6b
Warehouse loading platform under construction
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
April 5, 1946
7/1 F7a
Warehouse under construction
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
April 12, 1946
7/1 F7b April 12, 1946
7/2 F8a
Repair shop under construction
April 12, 1946
7/2 F8b
Dock under construction
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
April 12, 1946
7/2 F9a
Batching hopper under construction
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
April 12, 1946
7/2 F9b
Overall view of construction site
April 12, 1946
7/2 F10a April 23, 1946
7/2 F10b
Recovery building under construction
April 23, 1946
7/2 F11a
Batching hopper under construction
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
April 23, 1946
7/2 F11b-F12a
Dock under construction
April 23, 1946
7/2 F12b
Warehouse frame under construction
April 23, 1946
7/2 F13a
Repair shop under construction
April 23, 1946
7/2 F13b
Warehouse and repair shop under construction
April 30, 1946
7/2 F14a
Warehouse frame under construction
April 30, 1946
7/2 F14b April 30, 1946
7/2 F15a
Dock under construction
April 30, 1946
7/2 F15b
Recovery building under construction
April 30, 1946
7/2 F16a
Digester and screening room building under construction
April 30, 1946
7/2 F16b
Warehouse building under construction
May 7, 1946
7/3 F17a
Pile driver and framed buildings
May 7, 1946
7/3 F17b May 7, 1946
7/3 F18a
Recovery building foundation
May 7, 1946
7/3 F18b
Dock under construction
May 7, 1946
7/3 F19a
Repair shop framework
May 7,1946
7/3 F19b
Muddy site of digester building
May 9,1946
7/3 F19c
Beginning of excavation for machine room
May 9,1946
7/3 F19d
Jetting for digester building
May 7,1946
7/3 F20a
View of site showing several buildings
May 14, 1946
7/3 F20b May 14, 1946
7/3 F21a
Pile driver at digester and screening room
May 14, 1946
7/3 F21b
Dock under construction
May 14, 1946
7/3 F22a
Repair shop under construction
May 14, 1946
7/3 F22b
Warehouse near completion
May 14, 1946
7/3 F23a
Excavation for chip storage
May 23, 1946
7/3 F23b May 23, 1946
7/3 F24a
Gravel plant conveyor belt under construction
May 23, 1946
7/3 F24b
Machine room excavation
May 29, 1946
7/3 F25a
Digester and screening room under construction
May 29, 1946
7/3 F25b
Recovery building foundation
May 29, 1946
7/3 F26a
Warehouse and power/telephone poles
May 29, 1946
7/3 F26b June 4, 1946
7/3 F27a
Excavation for machine room
June 4, 1946
7/3 F27b
Repair shop near completion
June 4, 1946
7/3 F28a June 4, 1946
7/3 F28b
Digester and screening room foundation
June 4, 1946
7/3 F29a
Excavated site for chip storage
June 11, 1946
7/3 F29b
Foundation for machine room under construction
June 11, 1946
7/4 F30a June 11, 1946
7/4 F30b
Dock under construction
June 11, 1946
7/4 F31a
Recovery building foundation under construction
June 11, 1946
7/4 F31b
Machine room foundation under construction
June 11, 1946
7/4 F31c
Digester building foundation under construction
June 11, 1946
7/4 F32a
Men working on Digester building foundation
June 14, 1946
7/4 F32b
Excavation for caustisizing plant
June 14, 1946
7/4 F32c
Machine room foundation
June 14, 1946
7/4 F32d
Men working on Digester building foundation
June 17, 1946
7/4 F33a June 18, 1946
7/4 F33b
View of digester and screening rooms under construction
June 18, 1946
7/4 F34a
Batching bins under construction
June 18, 1946
7/4 F34b
Piling for recovery building
June 18, 1946
7/4 F35a
Excavation for caustisizing building
June 18, 1946
7/4 F35b
Machine room site
June 20, 1946
7/4 F35c
Machine room site with wooden forms
June 20, 1946
7/4 F36a
Piling for recovery building
June 20, 1946
7/4 F36b
Digester building site
June 20, 1946
7/4 F36c-F36d
Men working on digester building foundation
June 20, 1946
7/4 F37a
Machine building site with pile driver
June 25, 1946
7/4 F37b June 25, 1946
7/5 F38a
Piling for recovery building
June 25, 1946
7/5 F38b June 25, 1946
7/5 F39a-b
Excavation for caustisizing building
June 25, 1946
7/5 F40a
Office building at or near completion
June 25, 1946
7/5 F40b
Batching bin under construction
June 25, 1946
7/5 F40c
Caustisizing plant foundation
June 25, 1946
7/5 F40d
Digester building foundation
June 25, 1946
7/5 F40e
Men working on piling for recovery building
June 25, 1946
7/5 F41a
Machine room foundation and two cranes
June 27, 1946
7/5 F41b
Machine room foundation and wooden forms
June 25, 1946
7/5 F41c
Track grade under construction
June 27, 1946
7/5 F42a July 2,1946
7/5 F42b
Man walking on planks at machine building site
July 2,1946
7/5 F43a July 2,1946
7/5 F43b
Water-filled pit for chip storage
July 2,1946
7/5 F44a July 2,1946
7/5 F44b
Men digging at machine room site
July 5, 1946
7/5 F44c
Excavation for precipitator chimney
July 5, 1946
7/5 F45a
Building materials at digester building site
July 5, 1946
7/5 F45b
Piling for chip storage
July 5, 1946
7/5 F45c
Piling for caustisizing plant
July 5, 1946
7/6 F46a
View of digester building site
July 5, 1946
7/6 F46b July 9, 1946
7/6 F47a
Construction of machine room foundation
July 9, 1946
7/6 F47b
Chip storage foundation under construction
July 9, 1946
7/6 F48a July 9, 1946
7/6 F48b
Workers laying planks in digester building foundation
July 12, 1946
7/6 F48c
Digester building foundation
1946
7/6 F48d-F49a
Recovery and evaporator building foundations
July 12, 1946
7/6 F49b
Machine room foundation
July 12, 1946
7/6 F49c
Recovery and evaporator building foundations
July 12, 1946
7/6 F49d
Digester building foundation under construction
July 16, 1946
7/6 F50a July 16, 1946
7/6 F50b
Piling for recovery building in the ground
July 16, 1946
7/6 F51a
Men working on machine room foundation
July 16, 1946
7/6 F51b
Chip storage foundation under construction
July 16, 1946
7/6 F52a July 16, 1946
7/6 F52b-F53a
Digester building foundation under construction
July 23, 1946
7/6 F53b
Machine room foundation pit
July 23, 1946
7/6 F54a July 23, 1946
7/6 F54b
Piling for chip storage building
July 23, 1946
7/6 F55a
Machine room foundation under construction
July 26, 1946
7/6 F55b
Recovery and evaporator building foundations under construction
July 26, 1946
7/6 F55c
Digester building foundation
July 26, 1946
7/6 F55d
Machine room foundation pit and piling
July 26, 1946
7/6 F55e
Piling for chip storage building
July 26, 1946
7/6 F55f
Foundation for recaustisizing plant under construction
July 26, 1946
7/6 F56a 1946
7/6 F56b
Wooden forms for recovery building
July 30, 1946
7/7 F57a
Piling for chip storage building
July 30, 1946
7/7 F57b
Machine room forms and rebar
July 30, 1946
7/7 F58a July 30, 1946
7/7 F58b
Mechanical shovel excavating for sub-station
July 30, 1946
7/7 F59a
Wooden forms for caustisizing room
August 6, 1946
7/7 F59b
Chip storage building foundation with dog in foreground
August 6, 1946
7/7 F60a August 6, 1946
7/7 F60b
Wooden forms for recovery building
August 6, 1946
7/7 F61a
Wooden forms and rebar for machine room
August 6, 1946
7/7 F61b August 6, 1946
7/7 F62a
Wooden forms for recaustisizing plant
August 5, 1946
7/7 F62b
Wooden forms and piling for precipitator stack
August 5, 1946
7/7 F62c
Men working on kiln footing
August 5, 1946
7/7 F62d
Men working on foundation for black liquor tank
August 5, 1946
7/7 F62e
Piling for chip storage building
August 5, 1946
7/7 F62f
Piling in pit for sub-station
August 5, 1946
7/7 F63a August 12, 1946
7/7 F63b
Machine room forms and footings
August 12, 1946
7/7 F64a
Piles in pit for chip storage building
August 12, 1946
7/7 F64b August 12, 1946
7/7 F65a
Wooden framework and footings for caustisizing building
August 12, 1946
7/7 F65b August 12, 1946
7/7 F66a
Foundations for recovery and evaporator buildings
August 12, 1946
7/7 F66b-c
Precipitator stack under construction
August 12, 1946
7/7 F66d
Salt cake and sulphur bins under construction
August 20, 1946
7/7 F67a August 20, 1946
7/7 F67b
Recovery building forms and framework
August 20, 1946
7/8 F68a
Pit with piling for chip storage building
August 20, 1946
7/8 F68b
Men working on foundation of caustisizing building
August 20, 1946
7/8 F69a August 20, 1946
7/8 F69b
Forms and framework for recaustisizing building
August 30, 1946
7/8 F69c-d
Men working on forms and concrete for machine room
August 30, 1946
7/8 F70a
Wooden forms and rebar for recovery and evaporator buildings
August 30, 1946
7/8 F70b
Wooden forms for chip storage
August 30, 1946
7/8 F70c
Piling for oil storage
August 30, 1946
7/8 F70d September 3, 1946
7/8 F71a-b
Machine room under construction with exposed rebar
September 3, 1946
7/8 F72a-b
Men working on caustisizing building
September 3, 1946
7/8 F73a September 3, 1946
7/8 F73b
Start of slab work for machine room
September 14, 1946
7/8 F73c
Men working on digester building
September 14, 1946
7/8 F73d
Man holding a saw at recaustisizing building
September 16, 1946
7/9 F74a
Precipitator stack under construction
September 11, 1946
7/9 F74b
Recaustisizing building under construction
September 11,1946
7/9 F74c
Chip conveyor under construction
September 17, 1946
7/9 F75a September 17, 1946
7/9 F75b
Framework for caustisizing plant
September 17, 1946
7/9 F76a
Framework for digester building
September 17, 1946
7/9 F76b September 17, 1946
7/9 F77a
Machine room under construction
September 17, 1946
7/9 F77b
Machine room under construction
October 1, 1946
7/9 F77c
View of recaustisizing building from higher ground
October 1, 1946
7/9 F77d
Chip storage under construction
October 1, 1946
7/9 F77e
Digester building under construction
October 1, 1946
7/9 F78a
View of digester building from higher ground
October 1, 1946
7/9 F78b
 Smokestack nearing completion
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
7/9 F79a
Digester building under construction viewed from roof of another building
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
7/9 F79b
Chip storage under construction
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
7/9 F80a
Men on rail tracks in front of recovery and caustisizing buildings
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
7/9 F80b
 Men on temporary rail tracks to digester building
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
7/9 F81a
Crane lifting wooden form into machine room
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 2, 1946
7/9 F81b
Machine room with partial walls and columns
October 2, 1946
7/9 F81c
Repair shop with machine room in background
October 2, 1946
7/9 F81d
Chip storage viewed from higher ground.
October 2, 1946
7/9 F82a
Recovery and evaporator building viewed from above
October 2, 1946
7/9 F82b
Recaustisizing building under construction
October 2, 1946
7/9 F82c October 12, 1946
7/9 F83a
Man standing in front of a chip storage structure under construction
October 12, 1946
7/9 F83b October 12, 1946
7/9 F84a
Lumber stacked on foundation of machine room
October 12, 1946
7/9 F84b
Scaffolding outside of machine room
October 12, 1946
7/10 F85a October 12, 1946
7/10 F85b
Recovery building under construction
October 17, 1946
7/10 F85c
Recaustisizing building viewed from above
October 17, 1946
7/10 F85d
Recaustisizing building framework
October 17, 1946
7/10 F86a
Machine room viewed from above
October 17, 1946
7/10 F86b
Smokestack with scaffolding at top
Smokestack is 187 feet tall.
October 17, 1946
7/10 F86c
Digester building
Photo is damaged by a foreign substance and is stuck to photo B87a.
October 17, 1946
7/10 F86d
Installation of digester
October 17, 1946
7/10 F86e
Installation of digester with crane
October 17, 1946
7/10 F87a
Man working during installation of digester
Photo is damaged by a foreign substance and is stuck to photo B86c.
October 17, 1946
7/10 F87b
Installation of digester using heavy equipment
October 17, 1946
7/10 F87c
View of digester building, probably from smokestack
October 17, 1946
7/10 F87d
Installation of digester using large crane
October 25, 1946
7/10 F87e
Smokestack with scaffolding on top
Smokestack is 225 feet tall.
1946
7/10 F88a
Men working on wooden beams for digester
October 23, 1946
7/10 F88b
Beams and equipment for installation of digester
October 23, 1946
7/10 F88c
Long posts and equipment for installation of digester
October 24, 1946
7/10 F88d
 Digester building under construction
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 29, 1946
7/10 F89a
Digester tank on its side
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 29, 1946
7/10 F89b
 Smoke stack with two men rappelling on side
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 29, 1946
7/10 F90a
Caustisizing building with scaffolding
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 29, 1946
7/10 F90b
Men working on recovery building
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 29, 1946
7/10 F91a
Machine room with scaffolding and supports
Western Photo Arts, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
October 29, 1946
7/10 F93a
Dirt being cleared for pipeline at Station 82
May 7, 1946
7/10 F93b May 23, 1946
7/10 F94a-b
Wooden trestle at Station 105
May 23, 1946
7/10 F95a
Culvert with wood supports at Station 58
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
June 21, 1946
7/10 F95b
Men working on rock cut at Station 1-3
June 21, 1946
7/10 F95c June 21, 1946
7/10 F95d
Men walking up rock-strewn hillside at Station 1.00-3.00
June 21, 1946
7/10 F95e
Stacks of logs at Station 138
June 21, 1946
7/11 F96a
Dirt culvert at Station 34
June 27, 1946
7/11 F96b
Wooden trestle under construction at Station 132
June 27, 1946
7/11 F96c
Wooden trestle under construction at Station 105
June 27, 1946
7/11 F96d July 23, 1946
7/11 F97a
Machinery dredging water for pipeline
July 23, 1946
7/11 F97b July 23, 1946
7/11 F98a
Men working on cofferdam at Sproat Lake
August 2, 1946
7/11 F98b
Dredging on Somass River
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
August 2, 1946
7/11 F98c
Close-up of built-up weld on joint of steel pipe
1946
7/11 F98d
Steel pipeline at Somass crossing
August 2, 1946
7/11 F98e
Men standing in rock cut for pipeline
August 2, 1946
7/11 F99a
Cofferdam under construction
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
August 7, 1946
7/11 F99b
Field with sacks of potatoes on Christie's farm
August 9, 1946
7/11 F99c August 9, 1946
7/11 F99d
Piles of fill dirt at Station 168
August 9, 1946
7/11 F99e
Men working on cofferdam at Sproat Lake
August 9, 1946
7/11 F100a
Wooden supports in culvert at Station 198
August 9, 1946
7/11 F100b
Trestle under construction at Station 198
Photo is torn and has been damaged by a foreign substance.
August 9, 1946
7/11 F100c
Man standing next to 1st section of W.S. pipe
August 12, 1946
7/11 F100d
Two men standing on road cut at Station 167
August 9, 1946
7/11 F100e August 12, 1946
7/11 F101a
Wooden cradles for pipeline at Station 100
August 9, 1946
7/11 F101b
Long section of W.S. pipe
August 14, 1946
7/11 F101c August 12, 1946
7/11 F101d
Dredging equipment on Somass River
August 14, 1946
7/11 F101e
Vehicles and people on east bank of Somass River
August 16, 1946
7/11 F102a August 16, 1946
7/11 F102b
Pipeline being towed into position
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
August 16, 1946
7/11 F102c
BoatVictory VItowing pipeline on Somass River
August 16, 1946
7/11 F102d
Pipeline resting on top of water
August 16, 1946
7/11 F102e
Pipeline starting to go underwater with people watching from boat
August 16, 1946
7/11 F103a
Pipeline going underwater
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
August 16, 1946
7/11 F103b August 16, 1946
7/11 F103c August 16, 1946
7/11 F103d
Men on shore looking out at water
Written photo: Finis.
August 16, 1946
7/11 F103e
 Group portrait of people on shore
Written on photo: The Brains.
August 16, 1946
7/11 F104a
Pipeline in trench at Station 60
October 7, 1946
7/11 F104b
Pipeline with valve at Station 80
October 7, 1946
7/11 F104c
Pump house framework at Sproat Lake
October 10, 1946
7/11 F104d October 7, 1946
7/11 F105a
36 inch pipeline to penstock
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
October 18, 1946
7/11 F105b
36 inch pipeline to pump house
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
October 18, 1946
7/11 F105c
Pipeline and surge tank
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
October 18, 1946
7/11 F105d
Pipeline and Bloedel, Stewart & Welch railroad crossing
October 18, 1946
7/11 F105e
Pump house under construction
October 18, 1946
7/11 F105f
30 inch pipeline at Somass farm
October 18, 1946
7/11 F106a
Recaustisizing structures under construction
October 28, 1946
7/11 F106b
Digester tank on its side
Photo is torn and has been damaged by a foreign substance.
October 28, 1946
7/11 F106c
Machine room scaffolding and supports
October 28, 1946
7/11 F106d
Men working on digester room
October 28, 1946
7/11 F106e October 28, 1946
7/12 F107a
Overhead crane made with heavy timber lifting digester tank
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
October 28, 1946
7/12 F107b
Digester tank #3 standing upright
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
November 1, 1946
7/12 F107c
Digester tank #2 being lifted into place
November 1, 1946
7/12 F107d
Recaustisizing building with scaffolding
November 1, 1946
7/12 F107e
Pump house at Sproat Lake under construction
November 1, 1946
7/12 F108a
Digester #2 being lifted into place
November 1, 1946
7/12 F108b November 1, 1946
7/12 F108c
Three digester tanks standing upright
November 1, 1946
7/12 F108d
Recaustisizing building with scaffolding
Photo has been damaged by a foreign substance.
November 1, 1946
7/12 F108e
Machine room walls with scaffolding
November 6, 1946
7/12 F108f
Digester building walls and framework
November 6, 1946
7/12 F109a
Recovery building viewed from roof of another building
November 6, 1946
7/12 F109b
Chip bins under construction
November 6, 1946
7/12 F109c November 12, 1946
7/12 F110a
Men working in pit for sub station
November 13, 1946
7/12 F110b November 13, 1946
7/12 F111a
Main sewer line under construction
November 13, 1946
7/12 F111b
Chip storage bins under construction
November 13, 1946
7/12 F112a
Caustisizing building under construction
November 13, 1946
7/12 F112b
Workers inside of screen room under construction
November 26, 1946
7/12 F113a November 26, 1946
7/12 F113b
Sub station framework
November 26, 1946
7/12 F114a
Men working on chip storage construction
November 26, 1946
7/12 F114b November 26, 1946
7/12 F115a
Recaustisizing tanks
November 26, 1946
7/12 F115b
Chip storage under construction
November 26, 1946
7/12 F115c
Interior of machine room under construction
November 26, 1946
7/12 F115d
Three digester tanks standing upright
November 26, 1946
7/12 F116a November 26, 1946
7/12 F116b
Digester building wall and scaffolding
November 26, 1946
7/12 F116c
Sub station viewed from above
November 26, 1946
7/12 F117a
Pipeline trestle under construction near water
November 28, 1946
7/12 F117b November 28, 1946
7/12 F117c
Close-up of chip storage
November 28, 1946
7/12 F117d
Digester building and tanks
November 28, 1946
7/12 F117e November 28, 1946
7/13 F118a
Chip storage under construction
November 28, 1946
7/13 F118b
Recaustisizing building viewed from above
December 5, 1946
7/13 F118c December 5, 1946
7/13 F118d
Machine room viewed from above
December 5, 1946
7/13 F118e December 5, 1946
7/13 F118f
Parts for evaporators on the ground
December 5, 1946
7/13 F119a
Machine room walls
December 8, 1946
7/13 F119b
Machine room and warehouse
December 10, 1946
7/13 F119c
Recaustisizing tanks
December 8, 1946
7/13 F119d December 10, 1946
7/13 F119e
Chip storage structures
December 8, 1946
7/13 F119f
Machine room walls and framework
December 10, 1946
7/13 F120a
Chip storage structures
December 10, 1946
7/13 F120b
Interior of machine room under construction
December 10, 1946
7/13 F120c December 11, 1946
7/13 F121a
Machine room wall from exterior
December 11, 1946
7/13 F121b
Caustisizing plant under construction with car in front
December 11, 1946
7/13 F122a
Machine room framing
December 11, 1946
7/13 F122b December 11, 1946
7/13 F123a
Chip storage structures
December 11, 1946
7/13 F123b
Smokestack and chip storage
December 20, 1946
7/13 F123c
Salt cake and sulphur storage under construction
December 21, 1946
7/13 F124a
Chip storage structures with snow on the ground
December 21, 1946
7/13 F124b
Recovery and recaustisizing buildings
December 21, 1946
7/13 F124c
Recovery and precipitator buildings
December 21, 1946
7/13 F124d January 8, 1947
7/13 F125a
Digester and screen room walls
January 8, 1947
7/13 F125b
Screen room walls and framing
January 8, 1947
7/13 F126a
Machine room wall and windows
January 8, 1947
7/13 F126b January 8, 1947
7/13 F127a
View of building framing and cranes
January 8, 1947
7/13 F127b
Machine room building walls and roof
January 8, 1947
7/13 F128a January 8, 1947
7/13 F128b
Chip storage structures
January 8, 1947
7/14 F129a
Chip conveyor under construction
January 10, 1947
7/14 F129b
East wall of machine room
January 10, 1947
7/14 F129c
Recovery building framework
January 10, 1947
7/14 F129d January 22, 1947
7/14 F130a
Recaustisizing building framework
January 22, 1947
7/14 F130b
Sub station walls under construction
January 22, 1947
7/14 F131a January 22, 1947
7/14 F131b
Man standing on edge of salt cake and sulphur storage structure
January 22, 1947
7/14 F132a January 22, 1947
7/14 F132b
Salt cake and sulphur storage structure under construction
January 22, 1947
7/14 F132c
Sub station walls and scaffolding
January 22, 1947
7/14 F133a
Recaustisizing building
January 22, 1947
7/14 F133b
Oil storage tank under construction
January 22, 1947
7/14 F133c
Digester and screen room
January 22, 1947
7/14 F133d
Recovery building and piping
January 22, 1947
7/14 F133e
 Man wearing suit at construction site
Written on photo: Mr. N. Roach-B.C.B.& D.
1947
7/14 F134a
View of construction site after snowfall
January 30, 1947
7/14 F134b
Recovery and evaporator building with snow on the ground
January 30, 1947
7/14 F134c
Digester building with snow on the ground
January 30, 1947
7/14 F134d January 30, 1947
7/14 F134e
Building under construction
Written on photo: Wet end flakt drier.
January 30, 1947
7/14 F134f
Building under construction
Written on photo: Dry end flakt drier.
January 30, 1947
7/14 F135a
Chip storage structures
circa 1947
7/14 F135b
View of buildings, tanks and mountains
circa 1947
7/14 F135c
Salt cake and sulphur storage under construction
February 4, 1947
7/14 F136a February 4, 1947
7/14 F136b
Recovery building under construction
February 4, 1947
7/14 F137a
Recaustisizing building and cranes
February 4, 1947
7/14 F137b
Digester and screen room walls
February 4, 1947
7/14 F138a February 4, 1947
7/14 F138b
Digester building with framing and scaffolding
February 12, 1947
7/14 F138c
Recovery building framework
February 12, 1947
7/14 F139a February 12, 1947
7/14 F139b
Digester building wall with bulldozer in front
February 12, 1947
7/14 F139c
Recaustisizing building framework
February 12, 1947
7/14 F139d February 12, 1947
7/14 F139e
Recovery building framework
February 12, 1947
8/1 F140a
Recaustisizing building
February 12, 1947
8/1 F140b
Salt cake and sulphur storage under construction
February 12, 1947
8/1 F140c
Recovery building frame and cranes
February 12, 1947
8/1 F140d February 21, 1947
8/1 F141a
Digester and screen room with cars in front
February 21, 1947
8/1 F141b February 21, 1947
8/1 F142a
Lime kiln under construction
February 21, 1947
8/1 F142b
Sub station walls
February 21, 1947
8/1 F143a
Recovery building frame
February 21, 1947
8/1 F143b circa 1947
8/1 F143c
Salt cake and sulphur storage buildings
March 5, 1947
8/1 F144a
Sub station under construction
March 5, 1947
8/1 F144b
Black liquor tanks
March 5, 1947
8/1 F144c
Temporary office building under construction
March 5, 1947
8/1 F144d March 5, 1947
8/1 F145a
Lime kiln framework with pipeline in front
March 11, 1947
8/1 F145b
Digester building walls and scaffolding
March 11, 1947
8/1 F146a
Digester building wall and scaffolding
March 11, 1947
8/1 F146b March 11, 1947
8/1 F147a
Digester building and liquor tanks with temporary office in front
March 11, 1947
8/1 F147b
Recovery building framework
March 11, 1947
8/1 F148a March 11, 1947
8/1 F148b
Recovery building framework
March 11, 1947
8/1 F149a
Digester building framework and scaffolding
March 11, 1947
8/1 F149b
Lime kiln under construction
March 11, 1947
8/1 F150a
Salt cake and sulphur storage buildings
March 11, 1947
8/1 F150b
Digester building framework and scaffolding
March 11, 1947
8/2 F151a
Portrait of an unidentified man
circa 1947
8/2 F151b
Lime kiln under construction with large piping in front
March 14, 1947
8/2 F151c
Interior of machine room
March 14, 1947
8/2 F152a
Digester building framework and scaffolding
March 14, 1947
8/2 F152b
Blow chest tank under construction
March 14, 1947
8/2 F152c
Recovery and precipitator building framework and scaffolding
March 14, 1947
8/2 F153a March 26, 1947
8/2 F153b
Interior of machine room
March 26, 1947
8/2 F154a-b
Digester building framework and scaffolding
March 26, 1947
8/2 F155a
Recovery building framework
March 26, 1947
8/2 F155b April 29, 1947
8/2 F156a
Recaustisizing tanks with scaffolding
March 26, 1947
8/2 F156b
Digester building with trucks in front
April 29, 1947
8/2 F157a April 10, 1947
8/2 F157b
Pipeline in ditch
April 10, 1947
8/2 F157c
Pump house next to water
April 10, 1947
8/2 F157d
Machinery inside of building
Written on photo: Layboy cutter.
April 10, 1947
8/2 F158a
Pump house viewed from the water
April 10, 1947
8/2 F158b
Blow chest tank under construction
April 10, 1947
8/2 F158c April 10, 1947
8/2 F158d
Chip conveyor
April 21, 1947
8/2 F158e
Digester building and crane
April 21, 1947
8/2 F159a
Precipitator under construction
April 10, 1947
8/2 F159b
Recovery building under construction
April 21, 1947
8/2 F159c
Baling press inside of building
April 10, 1947
8/2 F160a
Sulphur storage structure
June 17, 1947
8/2 F160b June 17, 1947
8/2 F161a
Machinery inside of machine room
April 29, 1947
8/2 F161b
Digester building
April 29, 1947
8/3 F162a April 29, 1947
8/3 F162b
Blower tank
April 29, 1947
8/3 F163a
Flat screens inside of building
May 5, 1947
8/3 F163b
Recaustisizing building
May 5, 1947
8/3 F163c
Chip bins under construction
May 5, 1947
8/3 F163d May 5, 1947
8/3 F164a May 8, 1947
8/3 F164b
Blending tank under construction
May 8, 1947
8/3 F164c
Interior of recovery building
May 8, 1947
8/3 F164d May 8, 1947
8/3 F165a
Recovery building
May 8, 1947
8/3 F165b
Blow chest tank
May 8, 1947
8/3 F165c
Blower tank
November 5, 1947
8/3 F166a
Lime kiln and pipeline
November 5, 1947
8/3 F166b
Recovery building and smoke filter
November 5, 1947
8/3 F167a November 5, 1947
8/3 F167b
Conveyor with metal parts in foreground
November 5, 1947
8/3 F168a
Digester building with framework and scaffolding
November 5, 1947
8/3 F168b
Chip conveyor
May 19, 1947
8/3 F168c May 19, 1947
8/3 F169a
Digester and screen room roof
May 19, 1947
8/3 F169b May 19, 1947
8/3 F169c
Washers inside of building
May 20, 1947
8/3 F170a
Screener rooms under construction
May 20, 1947
8/3 F170b
Sulphur storage tanks
May 20, 1947
8/3 F171a
Blow tank next to building
May 20, 1947
8/3 F171b May 20, 1947
8/3 F172a
Lime rock conveyor under construction
May 20, 1947
8/3 F172b
Chip conveyor
May 20, 1947
8/4 F173a
Digester building
May 27, 1947
8/4 F173b
Lime rock conveyor
May 27, 1947
8/4 F173c May 27, 1947
8/4 F173d
Precipitator building
May 27, 1947
8/4 F174a
Conveyor line viewed from above
June 5, 1947
8/4 F174b May 27, 1947
8/4 F174c June 3, 1947
8/4 F175a
Lime rock conveyor
June 3, 1947
8/4 F175b
Smoke filter and building under construction
June 3, 1947
8/4 F176a June 3, 1947
8/4 F176b
Power house extension under construction
June 3, 1947
8/4 F177a
Men working on top of steel conveyor tower
June 3, 1947
8/4 F177b
Machine room, warehouse, and repair shop
June 5, 1947
8/4 F177c
Tripper machine inside digester building
June 5, 1947
8/4 F179a June 17, 1947
8/4 F179b June 17, 1947
8/4 F180a
Chip conveyor under construction
June 17, 1947
8/4 F181a
Sub-station with fence around it
June 5, 1947
8/4 F181b
Washers inside of digester building
June 5, 1947
8/4 F181c June 5, 1947
8/4 F181d
Chip feeder
June 12, 1947
8/4 F182a
Precipitator and recovery buildings
June 12, 1947
8/4 F182b
Lime rock conveyor
June 12, 1947
8/4 F182c June 12, 1947
8/4 F182d
Interior of precipitator building
June 12, 1947
8/5 F183a
Top of chip storage bins under construction
June 12, 1947
8/5 F183b
Looking down from top of chip conveyor
June 20, 1947
8/5 F183c June 20, 1947
8/5 F183d
Interior of screen room
June 20, 1947
8/5 F184a
Chip conveyor housing on top of chip storage
June 20, 1947
8/5 F184b
People working on interior of digester building
June 20, 1947
8/5 F184c
Salt cake and sulphur storage structures
June 20, 1947
box:oversize
XH2 F185
Panoramic view of mill buildings, with some still under construction
This is a two-part photo that is hinged in the middle.
February 28, 1947
XH2 F186
Panoramic view of mill site with buildings under construction
This is a two-part photo that is hinged in the middle.
February 28, 1947
XH2 F187
Panoramic view of mill site with buildings under construction
This is a two-part photo that is hinged in the middle.
February 28, 1947
XH2 F188
Panoramic view of mill site with buildings under construction
This is a two-part photo that is hinged in the middle.
February 28, 1947
Box/Folder
8/5 F189a
Chip conveyor and buildings
July 2, 1947
8/5 F189b
Interior of chip storage
July 2, 1947
8/5 F189c
Interior of machine room with machinery
July 2, 1947
8/5 F189d July 2, 1947
8/5 F190a
Pump house at the Somass River
July 2, 1947
8/5 F190b
Close-up of lime kiln chute
July 2, 1947
8/5 F190c
Stock blending tank
July 2, 1947
8/5 F190d July 2, 1947
8/5 F191a
Screen rooms under construction
July 2, 1947
8/5 F191b
View of mill from a distance
July 8, 1947
8/5 F191c July 7, 1947
8/5 F191d
Deck of oil barge
July 7, 1947
8/5 F192a
Hog fuel storage and barker building under construction
July 8, 1947
8/5 F192b
Hog fuel storage under construction
July 7, 1947
8/5 F192c
Barker building under construction
July 7, 1947
8/5 F192d
Boiler house extension under construction
July 8, 1947
8/5 F193a
Time office and shower room foundation
July 15, 1947
8/5 F193b
Blending tank and building under construction
July 15, 1947
8/5 F194a July 15, 1947
8/5 F194b
Steel penstock on road or track
July 28, 1947
8/5 F194c July 28, 1947
8/5 F194d July 28, 1947
8/6 F195a
Intake pipes of dam under construction
July 28, 1947
8/6 F195b July 28, 1947
8/6 F195c
Surge tank under construction
July 28, 1947
8/6 F196a
Machinery inside building
Written on photo: First wire.
July 29, 1947
8/6 F196b
Man working on machinery
Written on photo: First wire.
July 29, 1947
8/6 F196c-d
 Men standing near machinery
Written on photo: First wire.
July 29, 1947
8/6 F197a July 29, 1947
8/6 F197b-c
Time office and shower room framework
July 29, 1947
8/6 F198a
Power house extension framework with car and Jeep in front
July 29, 1947
8/6 F198b
Lime rock conveyor
July 29, 1947
8/6 F199a
Chip conveyor with housing
July 29, 1947
8/6 F199b July 30, 1947
8/6 F199c
First chips on #1 conveyor
July 30, 1947
8/6 F199d
Chips on #1 conveyor viewed from above
July 30, 1947
8/6 F200a
Chips on conveyor at #1 and #2 transfer
July 30, 1947
8/6 F200b
Chips on conveyor at #1 and #2 transfer on first chip run
July 30, 1947
8/6 F200c July 30, 1947
8/6 F200d
Chips on #2 conveyor
July 30, 1947
8/6 F201a August 4, 1947
8/6 F201b August 4, 1947
8/6 F201c August 4, 1947
8/7 F202a
Washers in machine room
August 4, 1947
8/7 F202b
Blending tank with scaffolding
August 4, 1947
8/7 F202c
 Man inspecting damaged piece of crane
Written on photo: Crane boom cut-off.
August 8, 1947
8/7 F202d
Interior of 42 inch chip conveyor
August 4, 1947
8/7 F203a-b
Probably steam coming from blow tank next to building
Written on photos: 1st blow.
August 9, 1947
8/7 F203c August 9, 1947
8/7 F204a-b
Probably steam coming from blow tank next to building
Written on photos: 1st blow.
August 9, 1947
8/7 F204c
Close view of what is probably steam coming from stack of blow tank
Written on photo: 1st blow.
August 9, 1947
8/7 F204d
 Probably steam coming from blow tank stack
Written on photo: 1st blow.
August 9, 1947
8/7 F205a
Probably steam coming from blow tank
Written on photo: 1st blow.
August 9, 1947
8/7 F205b
 Man next to chips on conveyor
Written on photo: 1st chips.
August 9, 1947
8/7 F205c
Man watching chips on conveyor
Written on photo: 1st chips.
August 9, 1947
8/7 F206a
Blending tank with scaffolding
August 13, 1947
8/7 F206b
Screen room building
August 13, 1947
8/7 F207a August 13, 1947
8/7 F207b
BoatMajestic IVin drydock
Photo has a tear in it.
1946
8/7 F208
Packages of pulp being loaded on ship
Man in ship holding sign reading: First shipment of Bloedel Kraft Pulp from Port Alberni, B.C.
October 21, 1947
8/7 F209
 Packages of pulp being loaded on ship
Sign on top of shipment reads: First shipment of Bloedel Kraft Pulp from Port Alberni, B.C.
October 21, 1947
Album G
This album contains images of an unidentified mill and buildings, interior views of mill equipment, and finished product awaiting shipment. This is possibly the Red Band Shingle mill.
Box item
4 G1a
View of mill beyond railroad tracks
undated
4 G1b
View from water of docks, ships, buildings
undated
4 G2a
Dock with stacks of lumber and crane loading a ship
undated
4 G2b
View of buildings, dock, and mill
undated
4 G3
 Logs in the water and mill in background
W.J. Moore, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G4
View of mill beyond tidal flats
W.J. Moore, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G5
 Large belt and pulley inside of mill
W.J. Moore, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G6
Machinery inside of mill
W.J. Moore, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G7
 Rows of circular saw blades and conveyors inside of mill
W.J. Moore, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G8
Likely a view of generator amid large posts and beams
W.J. Moore, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G9
 Houses along river, Great Central
Leonard Frank, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G10
View of sawmill from across the water, possibly Great Central
Leonard Frank, Vancouver, B.C
undated
4 G11
Steam engine and yarder with forest in background
Clegg's Studio, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G12a
Mill and buildings viewed from across the water
undated
4 G12b
Man climbing a tree with safety harness
undated
4 G13
Dock with stacks of lumber, crane, and loaded railroad cars
undated
4 G14
Conveyors moving cut lumber inside of building
W.J.Moore, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G15
 Large circular saw blade inside of mill
Clegg's Studio, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G16
Conveyor carrying small pieces of wood past machinery, possibly firewood
Clegg's Studio, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G17
Stacks of banded lumber or shingles outside building
Clegg's Studio, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
4 G18
 Banded shingles on conveyor and bench
Clegg's Studio, Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated

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Container(s) Description Dates
Album H
The album was deteriorating and the photographs were removed from the album. The order of the photographs in the album has been retained.
Box/Folder item
9/1 H1
 Group of men outdoors
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic. From left to right: Geo. M. Cornwall, Prof Corey, Prentice Bloedel, Lawrence Bloedel, J.H. Bloedel.
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
1922
9/1 H2
Portrait of a man
circa 1922-1923
9/1 H4
 Two men standing above a crowd
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic. Mr. Bloedel and Mr. Flynn.
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
July 22, 1922
9/1 H5
Two men shaking hands
circa 1922-1923
9/1 H6a
Trees and cut logs
circa 1922-1923
9/1 H6b
Man sitting on rocks near river
Written on verso: J.E.Wallin a hard working salesman.
circa 1922-1923
9/1 H6c
Trees and smoke in logging area
circa 1922-1923
9/1 H7a circa 1922-1923
9/1 H7b
Man holding a baby
Written on verso: Betty Flagg 2 p...[?] girl
circa 1922-1923
9/1 H8 circa 1922-1923
9/1 H9 circa 1922-1923
9/1 H10
Rail tracks, buildings including office, and men (probably at Marysville Camp)
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H11 circa 1922-1923
9/2 H12
 Men eating at table
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic "Lunch Time" from left to right: Lawrence Bloedel, Paul Johansen, J.H. Bloedel, Bill Lewis, Henie Follman.Written on verso: July 22, 1922.
1922
9/2 H13b
Man standing next to large steam engine
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H16
 Men on motorized carts holding up cards with names
Names on cards left to right: [illegible], Andy H.W. Anderson, Hobe H.L. Smith, [illegible], Leo Pue(?), Old Bill Wm. Maus, [illegible].
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H17a circa 1922-1923
9/2 H17b
Man standing next to car with houses in background
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H17c
Elderly man holding a baby
Written on verso: Robert Rirdenhour (?) Red headed boy 1st.
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H18 circa 1922-1923
9/2 H19a
Man at podium
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H19b
People standing on street near car
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H20a
 Man holding up a board
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/2 H20b
Portrait of a man
circa 1922-1923
box-folder:oversize
2/2 H21
Panoramic view of lumber mill
This photo is made up of two parts.
circa 1922-1923
Box/Folder
9/3 H23b
 Mill worker
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/3 H24
Stacks of lumber
circa 1922-1923
9/3 H25 circa 1922-1923
9/3 H26
Portrait of a man
Grady (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/3 H27a
 Mill worker next to large pieces of cut lumber
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/3 H27b
Three men standing on platform (probably including J.H. Bloedel
circa 1922-1923
9/3 H29 circa 1922-1923
9/3 H30 circa 1922-1923
9/3 H31 circa 1922-1923
9/3 H32a
 Crowd at Bloedel Donovan picnic
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic, the mysterious Swede woman.
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
July 22, 1922
9/3 H32b
Men sawing large pieces of lumber by hand
This is a postcard.
circa 1922-1923
9/4 H33
 Man sitting behind desk in office
Calender on wall reads: J.E. Higgins Lumber Co.
circa 1922-1923
9/4 H34 circa 1922
9/4 H35
Christmas tree and boxes inside of building
Johnson Bros; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/4 H38
Group photo of men at Bloedel Donovan picnic
1922
9/4 H39
 Cars decorated with flags at Bloedel Donovan picnic at Birch Bay, WA
This was the Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills 25th anniversary.
August 11, 1923
9/4 H40
Cars parked outside Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA.
Written on verso: A view of the outside of the Paramount studio in Hollywood. The cars do not belong to stars and featured players-they belong to mechanics who are the first to arrive at the studio and the first to steal the parking space.
Paramount Pictures (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/4 H42 circa 1922-1923
9/4 H43
Office with furniture, possibly Bloedel Donovan office
circa 1922-1923
9/4 H46 circa 1922-1923
9/4 H48
 Bloedel Donovan scale house parade float
Sign on top of house reads: Own Your Home-Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills.
circa 1922-1923
9/5 H49 circa 1922-1923
9/5 H51
 Children and adults near prize table at picnic
Written on photo: B.D. L. Employees Picnic, an interesting spot.No date on photo, but date is written on duplicate (H62a).
Sandison (photographer)
July 22, 1922
9/5 H53a
Band playing in front of crowd on hillside
circa 1922-1923
9/5 H53b
Photo is missing from album
9/5 H54a
 Crowd of people at picnic
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic, Tom Huston Chairman of picnic talking to Mr. Bloedel and Mr. Flynn.
Sandison; Bellingham, WA
July 22, 1922
9/5 H54b
Postcard of men sawing large pieces of lumber by hand
circa 1922-1923
9/5 H55a
Men participating in tug-of-war at picnic
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic, Tug of war: Tom Murphy, Coach; Mr. Flynn, Timekeeper.
July 22, 1922
9/5 H55b
 Men lined up to begin foot race
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic, 100 yard dash.
July 22, 1922
9/5 H56
 Men standing near table where beverages are prepared
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic; Coffee and Lemonade Crew.
Sandison, Bellingham, WA (photographer)
July 22, 1922
9/5 H57
 Men trap shooting in field, probably at Bloedel picnic
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/6 H58a
Men participating in tug-of-war, probably at picnic
circa 1922-1923
9/6 H58b
Men trap shooting, probably at picnic
circa 1922-1923
9/6 H59a
 Tug-of-war competition
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic: Tug of war; Cargo vs. Larson.
July 22, 1922
9/6 H59b circa 1922-1923
9/6 H60a circa 1922-1923
9/6 H60b
Man standing next to post
circa 1922-1923
9/6 H62b circa 1922-1923
9/6 H63b
Men trap shooting with crowd watching
circa 1922-1923
9/7 H64a
Man speaking to crowd before tug-of-war
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/7 H64b
Children on carousel, probably at picnic
circa 1922-1923
9/7 H65a circa 1922-1923
9/7 H65b
Men and boys swimming race, probably at picnic
circa 1922-1923
9/7 H66a
 Crowd at picnic
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic, Watching Tug of War.
July 22, 1922
9/7 H66b
 Young man posing
Tag attached to verso: Job Ticket No... For Sun. Rev.
undated
9/7 H67
 Men at mill on lumber-moving machines
Written on verso: Cecil Heinberger, Al Wilson, Percy Fisher, Frank Carver, Ben Knutzen.
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/7 H68 circa 1922-1923
9/8 H69
Men standing next to very tall stacks of lumber
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/8 H70
 Stacked lumber and storage buildings at mill
Written on verso: Dry Kiln Cargo. Lumber loaded on trucks to be put in dry kiln for steam drying. This way drying is done in from 48 to 60 hours where air drying takes from two to four months.Photo is torn on bottom and right sides.
circa 1922-1923
9/8 H71 circa 1922-1923
9/8 H72
Men standing next to large stacks of lumber
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/8 H73
 Cargo shipWest Henshawat dock being loaded with lumber
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/8 H74
 Crane lifting lumber at dock
Written on crane support: Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills, built by Colby Steel & Engineering Co. Seattle, U.S.A., Vancouver, B.C.
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/9 H75
 Men working on dock stacked with lumber
Jukes Photographer; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/9 H76a
Group of men in front of building
Written on verso: Larson "Coffee House Group" Geo. Henderson in white apron, the coffee cook.
circa 1922-1923
9/9 H76b
Man working on pile of large logs
circa 1922-1923
9/9 H76c
Men shaping beams at mill
circa 1922-1923
9/9 H77a circa 1922-1923
9/9 H77b circa 1922-1923
9/9 H77c
Men standing on top of stacks of lumber
circa 1922-1923
9/10 H78a circa 1922-1923
9/10 H78b
Cargo ships at dock
circa 1922-1923
9/10 H79
Fire burning stacks of lumber
Photo has been highlighted with paint or ink.
circa 1922-1923
9/10 H80
 View of mill with smoke from smokestack in high wind
Leonard Frank; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/10 H81
View of railroad tracks and docks
circa 1922-1923
9/10 H82 circa 1922-1923
9/10 H83 circa 1922-1923
9/11 H84
 Men standing next to steam locomotive
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/11 H85
Men moving logs with steam engine in woods
circa 1922-1923
9/11 H86
Steam engine and logs in the woods
circa 1922-1923
9/11 H87
Man felling top of tree
circa 1922-1923
9/11 H88
Exterior of house
Jukes Photo Service; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
9/11 H89a
Men working with logs and steam engine
circa 1922-1923
9/11 H89b circa 1922-1923
9/11 H89c circa 1922-1923
box-folder:oversize
XH2 H92
Panoramic photo of people on shoreline at picnic
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic, Watching sports on the beach.
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
1922
XH2 H93
Panoramic photo of people on shoreline at picnic
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic, Watching the sports.
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
1922
Box/Folder
9/12 H94
 Men boxing in ring with crowd watching, probably at picnic
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
1922
9/12 H95
Studio portrait of a woman
Grady (photographer)
circa 1922-1923
box-folder:oversize
XH2 H96
Panoramic photo of people on shoreline at picnic
Written on photo: B.D.L. Employees Picnic showing bath house.
Sandison; Bellingham, WA (photographer)
1922
Box/Folder
9/12 H97 circa 1922-1923
Album I
This album documents a field trip of the office staff of Cargo Mill, along with guests, to inspect logging operations on September 16, 1922. The group included Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Donovan, Mr and Mrs. J.N. Donovan, and Mr.J.H. Prentice.
Box/Folder item
3/2 I1
Page of text. Written on page: "Mr. J.H.Bloedel, Compliments of J.J. Donovan."
1922
3/2 I2
Page of text. Printed on page: The General Office Force Takes to the Woods. On Saturday, September 16th, the office force at the Cargo Mill, with a few guests, drove to Alger where special train took them to Lake Whatcom. There they saw the logs being unloaded and made ready for the tow to Larson. Returning to the Camp, Mr. Ensor and his helpers provided a Camp meal which met with general approval and prepared us for the trip to the woods proper, some 700 feet vertical and three miles by the road from the Camp. "Jimmy" Clarke and his "Goat" pushed us up the eight percent grade until a short walk gave everyone a full view of the operations. The high lead, yarding, loading and general work were all inspected, the Alger crew working up to their well-earned reputation. After glancing at a high trestle and the fine timber beyond it, we turned homeward, arriving before six-the end of a perfect day.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I3
Page of text. Printed on page: Guests; Dr. and Mrs. D.B. Waldo, Mrs. C.X. Larrabee. Entertainers at Alger; Mr. H.H. McLandress, Foreman; Mr. W.W. Carr, Timekeeper, Mr. E.E. Ensor, Cook, Mr. Jas. Clarke, Engineer
September 16, 1922
3/2 I4
Page of text. Printed on page: The Gang; Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Mason, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Follman, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Wachter, Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Tiplin, Miss I. Alexander, Miss Kay Goodheart, Miss R. Fravel, Mrs. M. Clarke, Mr. J.H. Prentice, Mr. R.E. Frost, Mr. G.N Van Wickle, Mr. P. Johanson, Mr. C.A. Riggs, Mr. Walter E. Little, Mr. J.V. Hilburn, Mr. J.R. Cronin
September 16, 1922
3/2 I5
 Guests in locomotive cab
Printed on page: The "Goat."
September 16, 1922
3/2 I6
 Guests on flatbed railcar
Printed on page: Loggers.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I7
 Guests on flatbed railcar
Printed on page: A Logger's Pullman.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I8
 Two women on rail tracks throwing rocks into water
Printed on page: Girls Can Throw Stones.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I9
 Logs being unloaded into water
Printed on page: See 'Em Splash.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I10
 Two men standing near rail tracks
Printed on page: The "Boss" and "Jimmie".
September 16, 1922
3/2 I11
 Two women, one holding flowers
Printed on page: Fall Flowers.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I12
 Table with dishes after meal
Printed on page: Remains.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I13
 Guests sitting on railcar
Printed on page: Ready for Inspection.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I14
 Rear view of guests walking on rails
Printed on page: The Long, Long Trail.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I15
 Guests looking at steam engine in the woods
Printed on page: Donkey Attracts Attention.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I16
 Guests watching logs being moved in the woods
Printed on page: Watch it Come.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I17
 Two guests standing on large tree trunk
Printed on page: Higher Education.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I18
 Guests boarding railcar
Printed on page: Hurry Up.
September 16, 1922
3/2 I19
 Guests boarding railcar
Printed on page: Going Home.
September 16, 1922
Album J, Titled: Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills; Camp and Mill Photographs
This was a large album, measuring 23 ½" by 17" by 4 ½" thick, and weighed approximately 30 pounds. The album was deteriorating and the photographs were removed from the album. The order of the photographs in the album has been retained.
Box/Folder item
10/1 J1
 Photograph of a map
Printed on map: Key map showing location of principal operations of Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills in State of Washington, 1926.
1926
box-folder:oversize
2/4 J2
Group of men standing next to building
Written on mat: First crew of men employed by Lake Whatcom Logging Co. Sept. 1898.This is the same image as #80.
1898
Box/Folder
10/1 J3a
 Cargo Mill buildings with smokestack
Written on photo: Cargo Mill, Bellingham.
undated
10/1 J4b
Cargo Mill and cargo ships, Bellingham
Clyde Banks Photo Service (photographer)
1928
10/1 J4c
Cargo Mill buildings and ships, Bellingham
Clyde Banks Photo Service (photographer)
1928
10/1 J4d
Cargo Mill buildings, Bellingham
undated
10/1 J5a
Crane and stacks of lumber at Cargo Mill, Bellingham
Clyde Banks (photographer)
undated
10/1 J5b
Stacks of lumber with Cargo Mill in the distance, Bellingham
Clyde Banks Photo Service (photographer)
1928
10/1 J6a undated
box:oversize
XH2 J6b
Dock buildings and ships at mill
undated
XH2 J6c
Ships docked at Bellingham Mill
Photo is oval-shaped.
undated
Box/Folder
10/1 J7a
 Stacks of lumber and shipBakersfieldat Cargo Mill
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
circa 1923-1924
10/1 J7b
Ship at dock of Cargo Mill
circa 1923-1924
10/1 J7c
Ships at dock of Cargo Mill
Clyde Banks Photo Service (photographer)
1929
10/1 J7d
Crane at dock of Cargo Mill
circa 1922-1923
10/1 J8a
 Men loading lumber onto ship
Written on album page: Over 6,000,000 loaded this vessel.Written on verso: Shingles, laths, timbers-loading for distant ports-Chap. 10.
circa 1925
10/1 J8b
Logs floating in water at Cargo Mill
undated
10/2 J9b
Cargo shipCorozalat dock
Grosart Studio (photographer)
circa 1914-1915
10/2 J9d
Cargo shipWest Henshawof Seattle being loaded with lumber
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
undated
10/2 J10a
Ships docked near mill
J.J. Donovan (photographer)
1916
10/2 J10b
ShipHarpalyceat dock
Written on photo: 4:00 PM, 4/11/14.
J.J. Donovan (photographer)
1914
10/2 J10c
 Sailing ship and steamship at dock
J.J. Donovan (photographer)
1916
10/2 J10d
Sailing ships at dock
1916
10/2 J10e
Logs in water and ships at dock
1916
10/2 J10f
Cargo shipShermanat dock
1917
10/2 J10g
Ships and mill buildings
undated
10/2 J11a
ShipMonteagleat dock
1914
10/2 J11b
ShipMeteorat dock
1914
10/2 J11c
ShipMonteagleat dock
1914
10/2 J11d
Ship at dock
Written on photo:Harpalyceready to sail, 4:00 PM, 4/11/14.
1914
10/2 J11e
 ShipHarpalyceat dock
Written on photo: Cargo complete, 3 full 3 ½ cars over, 4/11/14, 4:00 PM.
1914
10/2 J11f
ShipCorozalat dock
Written on photo: Am. S.S.Corozal12/26/14 Bellingham, Washington.
1914
10/2 J11g
Ships at dock with buildings in foreground
Written on photo: Ger. SH.Steinbek, Am. S.S.CorozalBellingham, Washington, 12/26/14.
1914
10/2 J11h 1914
10/3 J12a
Railroad tracks next to trestle at Cargo Mill
Written on verso: From 600 feet south of Burner on Great Northern Track-from Bloedel Donovan plant looking towards E. K. Wood location.
circa 1927-1928
10/3 J12b
 Logs floating with view of buildings on hillside at Cargo Mill
Written on verso: From bridge between wharf and burner-left.
circa 1927-1928
10/3 J12c
Logs floating with view of buildings on hillside at Cargo Mill
Written on verso: From bridge between wharf and burner (to right).
circa 1927-1928
10/3 J13a
Man standing on large logs in the water
Written on album page: Spruce logs.
1925
10/3 J13b
 Large logs in the water
Written on album page: Spruce logs.
1925
10/3 J13c
Spruce logs in the water
1925
10/3 J13d
 Logs floating in foreground with ships at dock in background
Written on verso: Bellingham Cargo Mill, 6/28/26. Ships: S.S. Romulusfrom South America, S.S. Abronfrom Atlantic Coast, S.S. Lurlinifrom Hawaii, Barkentine Forest Friendfrom New Zealand.
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
1926
10/3 J14a
Crane loading lumber onto ship
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
1926
10/3 J14b
Logs floating in water
circa 1925
10/3 J14c, d
Spruce logs in the water
circa 1925
10/4 J15a undated
10/4 J15b
S.S. Dellwoodat Bellingham Mill
undated
10/4 J15c
Ships at dock
undated
10/4 J15d undated
10/4 J16a
Smokestack of Bellingham mill with ship in background
1917
10/4 J16b 1914
10/4 J16c
Bellingham Mill buildings
1917
10/4 J16d 1920
10/4 J16e
Larson Mill
1914
10/4 J16f
View of Bellingham Mill and ships
1920
10/4 J16g
Railroad tracks and mill buildings
undated
10/4 J16h undated
box:oversize
XH2 J17
Logs and ships near dock
Written on verso: Japanese, Hawaiian, and Atlantic Coast ships.
1925
XH2 J18b
Ships and buildings at Cargo Mill
undated
XH2 J19a
Ships and buildings with smokestack at Cargo Mill
undated
Box/Folder
10/4 J20a circa 1925
10/4 J20b circa 1925
10/4 J20c
Electrical machinery in Turbine room at Cargo Mill
circa 1925
10/5 J21a
Machinery in Turbine room at Cargo Mill
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
circa 1925
10/5 J21b
 Machinery and electrical panels in Turbine room at Cargo Mill
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
circa 1925
10/5 J21c-J22
Machinery in Turbine room at Cargo Mill
circa 1925
10/5 J23a circa 1926
10/5 J23b
Probably box factory building
circa 1926
10/5 J23c
Tall stacks of lumber
circa 1926
10/5 J23d
Men standing in front of stacks of lumber
circa 1926
10/5 J24a circa 1926
10/5 J24b-f
Stacks of lumber or boxes
circa 1926
10/6 J25a
Box department building
undated
10/6 J25b
Box department buildings on dock
undated
10/6 J25c undated
10/6 J25d-e
Railcars with stacks of boxes in background
undated
box-folder:oversize
2/5 J26-J27
Marion excavator clearing dirt
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
undated
2/5 J28
Logging camp buildings (possibly Beaver Camp)
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
undated
Box/Folder
10/6 J29 undated
10/6 J30a undated
box-folder:oversize
2/5 J30b
View of Larson Mill on Lake Whatcom
This photo is cut into an oval shape.
undated
2/5 J32
Group photo of men next to mill building
Written on photo: Bloedel Donovan Skykomish
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
undated
2/6 J35
Buildings with men and women standing in front
Written on photo: Modern logging camp.
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
undated
2/6 J38
Spar tree with rigging and men standing in front
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
undated
2/6 J39
Spar tree hauling a log with men on top
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
undated
2/6 J40
Group of men standing with piles of logs
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
undated
2/6 J41
Large pile of logs with man standing on top
Darius Kinsey (photographer)
1923
2/7 J42
Large piles of logs with forest in background
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
undated
2/7 J43a
Train pulling cars loaded with logs through possibly burnt landscape
undated
Box/Folder
10/6 J43b undated
box-folder:oversize
2/7 J44a
Rail cars loaded with dirt
undated
Box/Folder
10/6 J44b
Spar tree and machinery
undated
box-folder:oversize
2/7 J45a
Spar tree and machinery with men standing on cut logs
undated
Box/Folder
10/6 J45b
 Bridge with men posing on small locomotive
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
undated
10/7 J46a
Smoke cloud from Skykomish Station
June 3, 1920
10/7 J46b June 3, 1920
10/7 J46c
First Bridge above camp with smoke on the ground
June 3, 1920
10/7 J46d June 4, 1920
10/7 J46e
Man standing on High Bridge above camp
June 4, 1920
10/7 J47a
 Two men standing on bridge under construction
Written on photo: Upper bridge cut by big cedar-right (in photo).
June 4, 1920
10/7 J47b
Men standing on rail tracks near large trees
Written on photo: Opposite 1st spar tree-Beckler.
June 4, 1920
10/7 J47c
Piles of logs
undated
10/7 J47d
Large stand of trees near water
Written on photo: 1st cross. Beckler.
June 4, 1920
10/7 J47e
 Group of men standing on bridge
Written on verso: First Bridge above Skykomish.
undated
10/7 J48a undated
10/7 J48b-j
Views of rail tracks in the snow near Beckler River
undated
10/7 J48k undated
10/8 J49a
Spar tree and machinery with mountains in background
June 24, 1919
10/8 J49b
Man sitting near road in forest
Written on photo: End of grade, Sta. 20.
June 24, 1919
10/8 J49c
View of forest with mountains in background
June 24, 1919
10/8 J49d
River in the forest
June 23, 1919
10/8 J50a
Snow-covered buildings
March 4, 1919
10/8 J50b
View of mountains
June 24, 1919
10/8 J50c
Spar tree and machinery
June 24, 1919
10/8 J50d
Men and buildings near river
June 23, 1919
10/8 J50e June 23, 1919
10/8 J50f
River and trees
June 23, 1919
box-folder:oversize
2/7 J52
Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills locomotive blowing steam
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
undated
2/7 J53
Side view of Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills locomotive blowing steam
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
undated
2/7 J54
Group of men lying on large fallen tree
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
1925
2/8 J55
Group of men standing on tree stump next to fallen tree
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
1925
Box/Folder
10/8 J56a undated
10/8 J56b
 Railroad trestle near burnt hillside
Written on verso: Where the fire started.
August 6, 1924
10/8 J56c
Men repairing bridge over Clallam River
January, 10, 1924
10/8 J56d undated
10/9 J57a
Man sitting on hillside above rail track construction
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
undated
10/9 J57b
Men working on rail tracks
Written on verso: Material yard, North end of link(?).
July 11, 1924
10/9 J57c
 Equipment near bridges on hillside
Written on verso: Bridges 6,7, 8, [?] Creek, all rebuilt.
August 27, 1924
10/9 J57d undated
10/9 J58a
 Logs being pushed off railcars into water
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
undated
10/9 J58b
Pier with machinery on top
July, 11, 1924
10/9 J58c
Pier with ship docked at it
1924
10/9 J59a
Bridge under construction
circa 1924
10/9 J59b
Men working on possible road construction
August 27, 1924
10/9 J59c
Entrance to tunnel
August 27, 1924
10/9 J59d 1924
10/9 J59e
Two men standing on rail tracks
undated
10/9 J59f circa 1924
10/9 J59g
Two men on rail tracks, one is possibly Chas Donovan
circa 1924
10/9 J59h
Rail tracks leading to tunnel
August 27, 1924
10/10 J60a
View from surface of bridge in forest
undated
10/10 J60b 1924
10/10 J60c 1925
10/10 J60d
Men standing on rail tracks near railcar
1925
10/10 J60e August 27, 1924
10/10 J60f
Men working on side of hill
July 11, 1924
10/10 J60g undated
10/10 J60h
Hillside with rail tracks and tunnel entrance
undated
10/10 J61a
Hillside with debris and trees
undated
10/10 J61b
Men logging on hillside
undated
10/10 J61c
Path of cleared trees
undated
10/10 J61d
Horse in front of tunnel entrance
undated
10/10 J61e
Trestle under construction over Clallam River
1924
10/10 J61f undated
10/10 J61g undated
10/10 J61h
Broken tree due to windstorm
undated
10/11 J62a
Men at entrance to tunnel with rail tracks in Clallam
Same as J57d.
Jukes Photo Service, Bellingham (photographer)
undated
10/11 J62b
 Sign on forest road at Sol Duc Burn Game Preserve
Sign reads: Fire, 14,000 acres burned in four hours, 100 years to grow again. Use care with all fire.
undated
10/11 J62c
Car and two men on logging road
January 2, 1925
10/11 J62d
Fallen trees with snow
undated
10/11 J62e
Logs on hillside
Written on verso: Sta. 59, Br. 3.
June 26, 1923
10/11 J62f July 10, 1924
10/11 J63a
Area of burnt trees
undated
10/11 J63b January 2, 1925
10/11 J63c
View of forest
undated
10/11 J63d
Forest with fallen trees
undated
10/11 J63e
 Pond in the forest
Written on verso: River water supply.
July 11, 1924
10/11 J63f-g
Stands of trees
undated
10/11 J63h
Cleared area in forest
Written on verso: Across the gulch where trestle will be built.
1924
10/12 J64a undated
10/12 J64b
Road next to burnt hillside and trees
Written on verso: Sol Duc Burn.
July 10, 1924
10/12 J64c
Rail tracks through forest
undated
10/12 J64d
View of water with forest in the distance
undated
10/12 J64e
View of Clallam Bay
undated
10/12 J65a
 Mill on the water
Written on photo: Govt. Spruce Mill; Ennis Creek, Port Angeles, WA.
Lewis Photo (photographer)
undated
10/12 J65b
Sand spit between water
Written on verso: From Clallam wharf to lighthouse.
circa 1924
10/12 J65c
View of Clallam Bay
January 10, 1924
10/12 J65d
Mill on the water
Written on photo: Govt. Spruce Mill; Ennis Creek, Port Angeles, WA.
Lewis Photo
undated
box-folder:oversize
2/8 J67
Mechanical spar skidder
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
undated
2/8 J69
Men standing on top of trestle under construction
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1922
2/8 J70
Interior of dining room with tables set for meal
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
undated
2/8 J71
Group of men next to steam engine and spar tree
Darius Kinsey, Seattle (photographer)
undated
2/8 J72a
Long wooden trestle
undated
Box/Folder
10/12 J72b
Trestle under construction
undated
10/12 J72c November 1, 1923
10/12 J72d
Trestle under construction
November 1, 1923
10/12 J72e April 19, 1924
10/12 J73a
Saxon Bridge
Written on photo: Looking west.
November 26, 1920
10/12 J73b
Saxon Bridge
November 26, 1920
10/12 J73c June 26, 1923
10/12 J73d
Trestle supports and debris
Written on verso: Saxon Camp.
September 21, 1923
10/12 J73e
Trestle across Canyon Creek
November 12, 1924
10/12 J73f-g
Trestle under construction
Written on verso of both: Saxon Camp
September 21, 1923
10/12 J73h
Trestle with men standing on top
April 19, 1924
10/12 J74a undated
10/12 J74b
 Rail tracks under construction
Written on verso: Steam shovel widening cut.
June 26, 1923
10/12 J74c
Bridge over Skookum Creek
July 1, 1920
10/13 J75a undated
10/13 J75b
Spar tree and steam engine lifting log
This photo is round.
undated
10/13 J75c
Large steam (?) engine
Written on verso: New W.I.W (Washington Iron Works) engine, Saxon.
1924
10/13 J76a
Steam engine on hillside
Written on verso: Bloedel Donovan L. Mills moving in.
January 10, 1924
10/13 J76b
 Man operating heavy equipment
Written on verso: The gas-electric shovel, Saxon.
April 19, 1924
10/13 J76c
Man standing next to cut logs
undated
10/13 J76d
View of railtracks from ground level
Written on photo: Samish Bay incline.
April18, 1921
10/13 J76e
Heavy equipment on rail tracks
undated
10/13 J76f
Close-up of rail car on tracks
undated
10/13 J76g undated
10/13 J77a
Steam engine in cleared area
undated
10/13 J77b
Building (machine shop) in cleared area
undated
10/13 J77c
Buildings and rail tracks-Saxon Camp
July 1, 1920
10/13 J77d
Buildings in Saxon Camp
September 21, 1923
10/13 J77e
 Buildings in camp
Written on photo: Workmen's cottages.
undated
10/13 J77f
Buildings in Saxon Camp
September 21, 1923
10/13 J77g
Distant view of Saxon camp
Written on verso: From the hill.
June 26, 1923
10/13 J77h
Group of men watching logging operations
undated
10/13 J77i
Mountains with tree in foreground
Written on photo: The cherry tree, Dyes Ranch
June 30, 1920
10/14 J78a undated
10/14 J78b
Group of men standing in front of building
undated
10/14 J78c undated
10/14 J78d
Group of men standing on fallen tree
undated
10/14 J78e
Two men working with horse in cleared field
Written on photo: New grade-Saxon.
July 1, 1920
10/14 J78f
Man crossing river on log
Written on verso: J.H.B crossing the ----
undated
10/14 J78g undated
10/14 J79a June 26, 1923
10/14 J79b
Rail tracks under construction in forest
Written on photo: Knight incline.
April 18, 1921
10/14 J79c
Men standing next to pulley from engine
undated
10/14 J79d
Area being cleared in forest
undated
10/14 J79e
 Rail tracks with logs loaded on railcar
Written on verso: South log loading, Saxon.
April 19, 1924
10/15 J80a undated
10/15 J80b undated
10/15 J81a
Waterfall in the forest
undated
10/15 J81b
Logs floating in water
undated
10/15 J82 undated
10/15 J83a
View of buildings and logged area
Printed on photo: C26363 Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Cedar timber on the mountainside along the Nooksack River, rising to 3500 feet. Average stand 80,000 feet to the acre of trees 3 to 10 ft. in diameter. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/15 J83b
Buildings in logged area
Printed on photo: C26364 Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Cedar timber on the mountainside along the Nooksack River, logged an average of 80,000 feet to the acre of trees 3 to 10 ft. in diameter. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/15 J83c
 Buildings and rail tracks in logged area
Printed on photo: C26365 Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Cedar timber on the mountainside along the Nooksack River, logged an average of 80,000 feet to the acre of trees 3 to 10 ft. in diameter. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/15 J83d
Rail tracks with empty cars in logged area
Printed on photo: C26366 Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Cedar timber on the mountainside along the Nooksack River, logged an average of 80,000 feet to the acre of trees 3 to 10 ft. in diameter. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/15 J84a
View of forest with cable running down hill
Printed on photo: C26367 Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Cedar timber on the mountainside along the Nooksack River in Skagit Co., Washington, rising to 3600 feet in the clouds.Three donkey engines are getting out an average of 80,000 feet to the acre of trees 3 to 10 ft. in diameter.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/15 J84b
 Bridge over Cavanaugh Creek
Printed on photo: C26371 Part of Cavanaugh Creek bridge, 1000 feet long and 140 feet above creek. The long supports are 126 feet in one piece-Douglas Fir. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J85a
 Train with logs crossing bridge
Printed on photo: C26374 Log train on Cavanaugh Creek bridge, 1000 feet long and 140 feet above creek. The long supports are 126 feet in one piece-Douglas Fir. The Howe truss main supports are 108 ft. Fir logs. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J85b
Machinery loading logs onto railcars
Printed on photo: C26375 Lidgerwood 100 ft. Steel Spar Skidder loading Douglas Fir logs on its swinging boom. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J85c
Machinery loading logs onto railcars, view from below
Printed on photo: C26376 Lidgerwood 100 ft. Steel Spar Skidder loading Douglas Fir logs on its swinging boom. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J85d
Machinery loading logs onto railcars, view from below
Printed on photo: C26377 Lidgerwood 100 ft. Steel Spar Skidder with Douglas Fir logs on Sky Line. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J86a
Machinery loading logs onto railcars, view from below
Printed on photo: C26378 Lidgerwood 100 ft. Steel Spar Skidder with Douglas Fir logs on Sky Line. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J86b
 Machinery loading logs onto railcars, view from below
Printed on photo: C26379 Lidgerwood 100 ft. Steel Spar Skidder with Douglas Fir logs on Sky Line. Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills logging in Skagit Co., Washington.
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J86c
Log attached to cable
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J86d
Men sitting near rail tracks with M.A.C. speeder locomotive
John D. Cress, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1924-1925
10/16 J89a
 Group of people in railcar watching logger cut top of tree
Written on verso: Topping tree, Alger Camp, Warner's Prairie.
Corbett (photographer)
March 17, 1928
10/16 J89b undated
10/16 J89c
 Group of people in railcar watching logger cut top of tree
Written on verso: Topping tree, Alger Camp, Warner's Prairie.
Corbett (photographer)
March 17, 1928
10/16 J89d
Stand of tall trees
Cress-Dale Photo Co., Seattle (photographer)
circa 1916-1923
10/17 J90a
Logs being unloaded into water
Written on photo: Park-unloading.
June 25, 1914
10/17 J90b January 28, 1913
10/17 J90c
Logs in water next to pier and hillside
undated
10/17 J90d undated
10/17 J90e
Smoke cloud above forest
Written on photo: The Alger fire, 3:30 PM, just after it passed our fire line.
June 10, 1916
10/17 J90f
Dining and recreation room with car parked in front
undated
10/17 J90g March 1, 1916
10/17 J90h January 16, 1913
10/17 J90i
 Man, woman, and dog in front of large engine on rails
Written on photo: W.I.W. [Western Iron Works] 11x17-Alger.
March 11, 1916
10/17 J91a-b
Two-part panoramic view of machinery, spar and logged hillside next to water
Clear Cut Finish; Port Alberni, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/17 J91c
Spar tree and rigging
undated
10/17 J91d
Logger climbing tree
undated
10/17 J91e
Logger near top of tree
undated
10/17 J91f
Engine and spar tree near shoreline
undated
10/17 J91g undated
box:oversize
XH2 J92a
Mill and buildings
Leonard Frank, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
Box/Folder
10/17 J92b
 Mill and trestle with forest in background
Leonard Frank Photos; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/17 J92c
Spar and engine near shoreline
undated
box-folder:oversize
2/8 J93
Spar tree loading logs onto railcars
Written on photo: Spar trees here used to deliver logs at R.R. landing, from points beyond summit of foothills in distance.
Timber Views Company, Seattle (photographer)
1932
Box/Folder
10/18 J94a
 Mill and buildings
Written on verso: Bird's-eye view from watertank.
Leonard Frank Photos; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J94b
Stacks of lumber in mill yard
Typed on verso: Great Central Sawmills, Ltd. Great Central, B.C., J. H. Bloedel.
Leonard Frank Photos; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J95a
Logs floating in lake
Written on verso: Logs entering lagoon from lake.
Leonard Frank Photos; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J95b
 Body of water with forest
Written on verso: Slough from trestle.
Leonard Frank Photos; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J96a
 Lumber on dock and smokestack
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J96b
Mill buildings
undated
10/18 J96c
Water tank for mill
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J96d
 View of mill buildings with water tank and smokestack
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J97a
Lumber on dock with steam and smoke in background
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J97b
Mill buildings
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J97c
 View of mill from across water
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J97d
Stacks of lumber on dock
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J98a
 Shull Shingle mill buildings
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/18 J98b undated
10/18 J98c
Mill buildings and boardwalk
undated
10/18 J98d
 Building with log ramps leading to water
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J99a
Mill buildings and railcar
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J99b
Lumber stacked inside building
undated
10/19 J99c
Mill buildings and fenced field
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J99d
 Aerial view of mill and surrounding area
Pacific Airways Ltd., Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J100a
 Interior of building with workbenches, saws, and conveyor in middle
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J100b
 Men loading shingles into Rock Island boxcar
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J100c
Interior of building with saw machinery
undated
10/19 J100d
Bench and saw inside of building
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J101a
 Interior of building with metal racks
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J101b
Stacks of shingles in loading area
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/19 J101c
Interior of building with conveyor and stacks of wood
undated
10/19 J101d
Men loading shingles into boxcar
Photo has white highlights for cropping.Printed on photo: Clear Lake Lumber Co.
Cress-Dale Photo Company, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1920s
10/20 J102a
 Man cutting wood with large indoor power saw
Written on verso: Borrowed from Bloedel Donovan Seattle.
Cress-Dale Photo Company, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1920s
10/20 J102b
 Men working on shingles inside of building
Printed on photo: Clear Lake Lumber Co.
Cress-Dale Photo Company, Seattle (photographer)
circa 1920s
10/20 J102c
Interior of building with workbenches and machinery
undated
10/20 J102d
Water tower at mill
undated
10/20 J103a
 Men posing with large saw blades
Written on verso: Saw room. Borrowed from Bloedel Donovan Lbr. Co. Seattle.
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/20 J103b
Machinery inside building
undated
10/20 J103c
Interior of building with workbenches and machinery
undated
10/20 J103d
 Bundle of shingles in machine
Leonard Frank, Photographic Artist; Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/20 J108
Portrait of S.G. Smith, General Manager of Bloedel, Stewart and Welch
Tony Archer, Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
undated
10/20 J109
Portrait of Charles R. Lockridge, Manager of Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills
Fabian Bachrach (photographer)
undated
box-folder:oversize
2/8 J110
Logs attached to cables and machinery
Written on photo: Close-up turn of logs approaching steel tower skidder. 380,280 feet was here logged in eight hours.
Timber Views Co., Seattle (photographer)
1928
Album K: Catalogue of Photographs of the Logging Operations of the Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills on the Nooksack River
All photographs in album by John D. Cress, Seattle.
This bound album includes images of a logging camp, trains carrying logs, equipment being used to move logs, and stands of different types of trees.
Box item
4 K1
List of photographs in album from photographer
Descriptions of photographs are by the photographer.
September 1, 1926
4 K2
View of the camp and valley of the Nooksack, showing west side of the range, looking south
1926
4 K3
Part of camp and the valley of the Nooksack to Saxon
1926
4 K4 1926
4 K5
Part of camp and view to the east, showing cut-over lands and timbered ranges with fine cloud effect
1926
4 K6
View from Bloedel Donovan operations to west side of Nooksack, with steam from three engines and dense stand of timber
1926
4 K7
Two-section panorama of the same view
Only one section of panorama is in album.
1926
4 K8 1926
4 K9
Log train with Climax locomotive on Cavanaugh Creek Bridge
1926
4 K10 1926
4 K11
Log train over main creek
1926
4 K12
Lidgerwood 100 foot Steel Spar Skidder loading logs, steam hides spar
Photograph was made in the rain.
1926
4 K13 1926
4 K14
Lidgerwood 100 foot Steel Spar Skidder with log on sky line
1926
4 K15
 Lidgerwood 100 foot Steel Spar Skidder from further away from above view, shows more of hillside
Note from photographer: Just as snap was made, one log broke in two.
1926
4 K16
Same view as K14, with logs closer to machine
1926
4 K17
Carriage and log just after passing "sky hook," used to carry sky line over hump in the rough landscape
1926
4 K18 1926
4 K19
View of 10 trees in same group as photo K18
1926
4 K20
Broad view of the fine stand of old-growth Douglas Firs (same as photo K18)
1926
4 K21 1926
4 K22
View of dense stand of tall Douglas Fir timber 3 to 4 feet in diameter
1926
4 K23
Felled Douglas Fir timber with logs covering the ground, with standing timber in background
1926
4 K24
Similar view as K23, shows length of one felled log before bucking
1926
4 K25
Photograph was missing from album
4 K26
 Butt of an old-growth Douglas Fir 10 feet in diameter with man standing next to it
Tree is possibly one thousand years old and had been struck by lightning. The lightning burn is nearly grown over.
1926
4 K27
Cut-over lands and standing timber in background
Photograph was made in the rain.
1926
4 K28 1926
Album L: Dedication of Bloedel Donovan Park
This album contains photographs documenting the dedication of Bloedel Donovan Park in Bellingham, Washington. The date of the dedication is also the 50th anniversary of Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills. There are also loose photographs that were taped inside of the album but were not originally a part of it. These are listed after the album contents.
August 11, 1948
Box/Folder item
3/3 L1 August 11, 1948
3/3 L2 August 11, 1948
3/3 L3 August 11, 1948
3/3 L4 August 11, 1948
3/3 L5
 Speaker at podium with two microphones in front and view of guests seated behind him
Julius H. Bloedel is seated directly behind speaker; John Nichols Donovan (son of J.J. Donovan) seated on far right of front row.Banner on front of podium reads: ABC, KVOS. The event was likely broadcast on local radio.
August 11, 1948
3/3 L6
 J.H. Bloedel and mayor of Bellingham, Don Satterlee, standing in front of park dedication plaque
Inscription on plaque reads: Bloedel Donovan Park, presented to the city of Bellingham by J.H.Bloedel and Mina Prentice Bloedel. August 11, 1948. Board of Park Commissioners: J. Sunel, Chairman; H.R. Main; P.F. Gagnon; Ida Peterson; E. Selene, Sup't. "Lest We Forget"
August 11, 1948
Album L-Loose Photos
Box/Folder item
3/4 L5a
 Two men on log in water
Written on photo: Log-rolling contest-May 1950. Bloedel Donovan Park, Bellingham.
May 1950
3/4 L5b May 1950
3/4 L5c May 1950
3/4 L5d May 1950
3/4 L7a May 1950
3/4 L7b May 1950

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Lumber trade--British Columbia--Photographs
  • Lumber trade--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Blue Canyon Coal Mining Company--Photographs
  • Lake Whatcom Logging Company--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic prints
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bloedel, Prentice, 1900-1996--Photographs (photographer)
    • Family Names :
    • Bloedel family--Photographs (photographer)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)