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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

New Train: 1911

New Train: 1911

No. 11 built at the shops in Samoa, Humboldt County, California. Taken in Samoa, 1911ish. Oregon Eureka Railroad owned by Hammond Lumber Co. Photographer unknown. View full size.

River Dam

River Dam

Swasey Dam on Mad River in Humboldt County, California. Year and photographer unknown.

One Room Schoolhouse

One Room Schoolhouse

Pepperwood School in Pepperwood, Humboldt County, California. Pre turn of century? Photo by Freeman Art Co.

Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay

The Alta ferry on Humboldt Bay in California ran between Arcata and Eureka and was owned by the railroad. Taken around turn of century. Photographer unknown.

Logging: 1904

Logging: 1904

Logging crew at minor mill cook house in Glendale, Humboldt County, California. 1904 photo by Seely Bros.

Logging

Logging

Minor mill on Warren Creek by Arcata, California. Mack is the engineer, taken mid 1880s. Photographer unknown

When men were men & moose were dead

When men were men & moose were dead

Taken by my grandfather John Wedmark in Duluth, Minnesota, about 1910.

 
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