This is so sad. Remember the beautiful image of a slip-tongue log skidder we viewed a few weeks ago? This was a companion negative which didn't fare as well. While the other negative had a heavy piece of catalog paper glued to the emulsion, this one had a sheet of tissue paper. Unfortunately at some point in the past 100 years the tissue paper decided to crinkle and lift much of the emulsion away with it. It was loose flakes by the time I got to see it, so I just did my best to save the periphery of the image.
I publish this as a reminder to store your negatives and images properly. Who would think a sheet of tissue paper could do such damage? A hundred years is a long time, and material which may seem harmless, like plain paper, rubber bands, post-it notes, and paper clips can rust/decay/fuse/leach color completely destroying an image. There are some pretty inexpensive archival sleeves which will assure future incarnations of Matt or me will be smiling instead of cursing when they run across your collection.
I'm sure Arlen will be crying when he notices there is a caboose in the background, mostly lost to time.
Yes, tragic. I have a few that have not fared too well, but they are negatives.
Can we assume with that caboose in the back ground that this might have been on a railroad. Ofcourse, that caboose could have served such a purpose as a cook house for the logging crew.
charlott on 4th April 2014 @ 7:02am
This isn't a Fun Friday Photo!!!
I will let Arlen moan about the caboose. I would sure like to see more of the team driver and how the wheels are hitched to the horses.
Any ideas if the tall tree with no limbs served a purpose?
l.e. on 4th April 2014 @ 7:09am
Can't tell from this photo, but tall tree may have been used like what they called a squirrel tree--or some kind of equivalent-to load logs onto the rail cars.
Buzz on 4th April 2014 @ 9:31am
Looks like just a hint of a railroad under the nose of the first/bigger horse..
Wonder where this was taken, any hints Arthur or Matt?
nels on 4th April 2014 @ 11:09am
Looks like the same country as the last "big wheels" picture. Ponderosa pine logging in the sierras of northern CA. Flat land with no brush or devil clubs.
Buzz on 4th April 2014 @ 12:15pm
Thanks for your help with the glass-plates Arthur, remind me to get my four-flap enclosures back from you. This image was brought to you by the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon. Check out our website.
Matt Carmichael on 4th April 2014 @ 12:40pm
Matt....I read through the "Archives Project".
A lot of dedicated work with a lot more to do.
l.e. on 4th April 2014 @ 7:58pm