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Splash: 1910

Splash: 1910

Pensacola, Florida, circa 1910. "Unloading lumber." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Can you say "splinters"

That doesn't look like a job I would want to be doing in my bare feet.

Dangerous work

Oh, for a pair of steel-toed work boots. The two men are using cant hooks. I worked for the B&B on the Milwaukee Railroad during the 1950's and did similar work with western fir timber stringers repairing rail bridges. It was extremely dangerous work even with the assist of a engine driven crane.


That's what those tools they're holding are called, if memory serves an old construction worker.

[All you ever wanted to know about the peavy and its close cousin, the cant hook. The difference being that the peavy ends in a spike. - Dave]

A close-up

of the unloaders.

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