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Logging Scene



Logging Scene
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Title: Logging Scene
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.

Image ID: 2775
Creator
Name:
Arneson, Carl
Collection
Name:
Museum Collection
Genre: Painting
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: Trees
Log transportation
Logging
Hats
Men
Work clothes
Oxen
Saws
Lumberjacks
 

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