The guys on the left have a saw in the tree.
What a jungle. I can envision getting my feet tangled up in that underbrush and falling down. On a cold wet drizzly day like today, these guys would still be out there working.
I wonder where this is. The trees seem small.
L.E. on 10th November 2020 @ 7:06am
After yesterday's comments, my first thought on this picture was: have I seen this before? We have seen similar logging photos in the woods before such as images 405, 756, and 860 so maybe that is what I am remembering. Never a good look to see ribs on horses, must have been a hard life.
kmb on 10th November 2020 @ 8:49am
I have several similar photos of my husband's grandfather logging in Hood River, but he isn't in this one. Darn.
He broke his foot logging, so headed west, down river to look for work. Got a job on a dairy farm. That would have been about 1900.
L.E. on 10th November 2020 @ 9:25am
I have always admired the two man teams that could efficiently operate a misery whip (classic example of team work) and respected those that kept them sharp.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 10th November 2020 @ 10:19pm
Whoever the owner was of those terribly thin horses, should have been ashamed of themselves. Generally horses were taken very good care of, as they were the providers of "the bread and butter." Logging was and still is a hard life, so one would have thought top priority would have been given those horses. Makes me rather mad to say the least, beings I love horses. I have photos of the family work horses of my great-great grandparents in Illinois. Magnificent, big strong horses and I can see by the look on the family members standing along side them how proud of those steeds they are.
Wendell on 11th November 2020 @ 7:19am
The team on the left look like mules.
Ben on 11th November 2020 @ 9:23am
That's what I thought, Ben. The ones on the right look more like horses though.
ArthurB on 11th November 2020 @ 11:12am