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Lumberjack Climbing a Tall Tree | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Lumberjack Climbing a Tall Tree

Lumberjack Climbing a Tall Tree | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
View towards a lumberjack, wearing a hat, climbing a tall tree in silhouette against the sky in the background.
DESCRIPTION
View towards a lumberjack, wearing a hat, climbing a tall tree in silhouette against the sky in the background.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:138359
Creation Date: 1907
Creator Name:Holt, Lucy
City:Townsend, Town of
County:Oconto
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Lucy Holt photo albums, 1895-1936
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2018-012, Album 2
Original Dimensions:3.25 x 4.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
According to Shan Holt, great granddaughter of Lucy Holt, in August 2018, "Among lumberjacks, the 'toppers' were the most skilled and most endangered. Their job was the climb these tall trees and saw off the tops, and branches on the way up. These tall trunks could be used as spars to lift other logs into the river."
SUBJECTS
Trees
Clothing and dress
Hats
Men
Outdoor photography
Sky
Lumberjacks

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