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Painting

Logging Scene

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DESCRIPTION

A two-man team of sawers work on a massive tree with a crosscut saw (right) while a man with an an axe waits to trim branches. The trunks are then cut down to a manageable size and maneuvered by peaveys and cant hooks (left). A pair of oxen pull the log, secured with chains to a sled, out of the snow-covered woods.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 2775

Creation Date:  

Creator Name: Arneson, Carl

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Collection Name: Museum Collection

Genre: Painting

Original Format Type: paintings

Original Format Number: 1957.430

Original Dimensions: 24 x 20 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Artist Carl Arneson was born in 1877 to Norwegian immigrant parents in Sumner Township, Barron County, Wisconsin. As a young man, Arneson worked in the logging camps of Knapp, Stout & Company in northwestern Wisconsin. The 1900 census shows Carl as a farm laborer living with his parents and siblings in Sumner. Arneson described his experiences as a lumberjack and farmer and explained his painting in a 1957 letter to the Historical Society.

SUBJECTS

Animals

Botany

Clothing and dress

Hardware

Hats

Industries

Log transportation

Logging

Lumberjacks

Men

Oxen

Persons

Saws

Trees

Work

Work clothes

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