Lumber Industry of the Pacific Northwest: Reforestation - Timber - Logging - Manufacture, 1918-1926

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Cress, John D., 1864-1940
Title
Lumber Industry of the Pacific Northwest: Reforestation - Timber - Logging - Manufacture
Dates
1918-1926 (inclusive)
Quantity
21 photographic prints
Collection Number
PH0213
Summary
Photographs of the logging industry in Washington State from forest to finished boards for shipment.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John D. Cress, "the Forest Fotographer," was a Seattle photographer located at 1330 7th, who specialized in photographing the lumber industry.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The album begins with an examination of old growth timber in the northwest and then depicts the various activities of felling trees, transporting them, and milling them, ending with a load of timber ready for shipment.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

The album has fallen apart, but the album cover and the original order of the photographs have been retained.

Processed by Nicolette Bromberg, 2001.

Related Materials

  • John D. Cress Photographs, PH Coll. 431.
  • Cress, John D. Personal Memoirs of John D. Cress . Seattle, 1930. Microform and Newspaper Reading Room, Microfilm A636.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1   Album cover: The Lumber Industry of the Pacific Northwest: Reforestation - Timber - Logging - Manufacture Between 1918 and 1928?
1/2   Timber resources of the Pacific Northwest ---present and future 1926
1/3   Panoramas of a stand of old growth Douglas fir and hemlock timber in Jefferson County, Washington Between 1918 and 1928?
1/4   Douglas fir Between 1918 and 1928?
1/5   Western red cedar Between 1918 and 1928?
1/6   Western hemlock Between 1918 and 1928?
1/7   Sitka spruce Between 1918 and 1928?
1/8   Falling and bucking Between 1918 and 1928?
1/9   Sky line logging and by slide to dam, with log camp of portable houses, Hood Canal, Washington Between 1918 and 1928?
1/10   Topping a spar tree and high lead logging Between 1918 and 1928?
1/11   Setting chokers 1924
1/12   Loading logs with swinging boom and log train, Pacific Spruce Company, Lincoln County, Oregon Between 1918 and 1928?
1/13   Splash of big logs as they are unloaded at log dump train, Pacific Spruce Company, Lincoln County, Oregon / Log pond, Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. Mill, Everett, Washington Between 1918 and 1928?
1/14   Filing rooms, with single and double-cutting band saws Between 1918 and 1928?
1/15   Band saw and edger Between 1918 and 1928?
1/16   Center of saw mill and the trimmer 1918
1/17   Gang saws and resaws 1918
1/18   Grading and sorting sheds, Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. Mill, Everett, Washington Between 1918 and 1928?
1/19   Stacker, dry kilns, cooling shed, and unstacker 1918, 1922
1/20   Interior of planing mill, edge-grain stepping and wide slash-grain fir finish Between 1918 and 1928?
1/21   Lumber carriers and cranes Between 1918 and 1928?
1/22   A cargo mill and some large Douglas fir timbers, Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. Mill, Everett, Washington Between 1918 and 1928?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Log transportation--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Logging--Equipment and supplies--Photographs
  • Logging--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Lumber trade--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Sawmills--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Cress, John D., 1864-1940