Keywords:AW Ericson, Historical Logging, Humboldt county, The Old Photo Guy, fallers, humboldt loggers, logging Redwoods, spring boards
Dimensions2100 x 1650
Original file size9.94 MB
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified1-Nov-10 18:11
19 Loggers posing in the undercut a Redwood tree
19 Loggers strike a pose for this remarkable photograph taken in Humboldt County, California. Due to the immense size of the trees, they could not be climbed through use of the customary rope and leather techniques. Instead, choppers cut deep notches, into which long iron-tipped hardwood planks, or springboards could be inserted. A series of springboards provided a base upon which to stand while the cutting took place.