Mining & Forestry

Old Sawmill Tractor: 1935

Old Sawmill Tractor: 1935

Sawmill workers and old tractor with spiked wheels, Irwinville Farms, Georgia. Photo taken by FSA photographer Arthur Rothstein between 1935 and 1942. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Giant Fir Tree Ready to Fall: 1902

Giant Fir Tree Ready to Fall: 1902

Lumberjacks with axes and huge saw in front of a partially cut Giant Fir tree, 1902. Great old lumber industry photo taken by T.M. Kelso of Reynolds, Washington. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Coal Mine Life Savers: 1910

Coal Mine Life Savers: 1910

Various safety and life saving apparatus in use at coal mine, La Salle, Illinois, 1910. Men demonstrating types of resuscitation equipment, stretcher, lanterns, and underground breathing gear. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Sawmill Worker: 1935

Sawmill Worker: 1935

Worker at outdoor sawmill somewhere in the midwest. Other photos in the collection are from Indiana, Illinois and Arkansas. Photo taken between 1935 and 1942 by photographer Carl Mydans. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Cash for Coal: 1937

Cash for Coal: 1937

Woman and child picking coal from a slag heap, Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. They are paid ten cents for each 100 pound sack. 1937 Great Depression photo by artist / photographer Ben Shahn for the United States Resettlement Administration. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Hulett Ore Unloader: 1943

Hulett Ore Unloader: 1943

Pennsylvania Railroad ore docks, Cleveland, Ohio. A "Hulett" unloader in operation. Photo taken by 1943 by photographer Jack Delano. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. LOC original medium: color transparency.

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