21 Logging Photos To Channel Your Inner Paul Bunyan

A collection that takes you back to the days of towering trees and powerful lumberjacks. These vintage photos capture the essence of old-growth logging, highlighting the raw strength and rugged beauty of the era.

Another day at work for these lumberjacks in Oregon, 1918.

How lumberjacks used to cut trees in 1946.

Lumberjacks sit on a giant spruce log 30 feet in circumference. Cascade Mountains, Washington, 1905.

Five Californian lumberjacks work in the Redwoods, 1915.

Lumberjacks cut down a massive redwood in the forests of the American Northwest, 1902.

Logging in Kalama, Washington, 1880 -1899.

Early Kalama-area loggers with steam donkey, circa 1900-1909.

1910s – era lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak.

Lumberjacks in British Columbia, Canada, date unknown.

A group of lumberjacks who have just downed a giant Sequoia in California,1905.

Lumberjacks, the Pacific NW about 1901.

A high rigger cuts the top off a tree as his colleagues watch from below, British Columbia circa 1920.

Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note social security number tattooed on his arm, Oregon, 1939 by Dorothea Lange.

Michigan Loggers pose alongside their world record haul, a load of more than 36,000 board-feet of lumber destined for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, circa 1890s.

Lumberjacks in Upper Michigan, ca. 1899.

Lumberjacks in Portland, 1915.

Lumberjill Jeri Smith won first place at the Timber Days Festival in Sutherlin, Oregon, 1953.

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