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WOOD HICKS AND BARK PEELERS: A VISUAL HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA'S RAILROAD LUMBERING COMMUNITIES -- THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACY OF WILLIAM T. CLARKE. Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell. Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, 2016. A Keystone Book. Published in association with Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, Emporium, and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg. 252 pp. with 136 ills. 24 x 28 cm. LC 2015-46215 ISBN 9780271072074 In English.
Publisher's description: In Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers, Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell draw on the stunning documentary photography of William T. Clarke (1859-1930) to tell the story of Pennsylvania's lumber heyday, a time when loggers serving the needs of a rapidly growing and globalizing country forever altered the dense forests of the state's northern tier. Discovered in a shed in upstate New York and a barn in Pennsylvania after decades of obscurity, Clarke's photographs offer an unprecedented view of the logging, lumbering, and wood industries during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They show the great forests in the process of coming down, and the trains that hauled away the felled trees and trimmed logs. And they show the workers -- cruisers, jobbers, skidders, teamsters, carpenters, swampers, wood hicks, and bark peelers -- their camps and workplaces, their families, their communities. The work was demanding and dangerous; the work sites and housing were unsanitary and unsavory.
Artist(s):Clarke, William T.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 174024
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