Notes: Fourteen 5-by-7-inch sepia-tone photographs documenting logging operations in a long-gone company town in the redwood forest north of Eureka, on the California coast. Two of the images show logging camps (Camps 7 and 8); one shows a logging railroad; the rest depict scenes in the forest during the handsaw era.
These images are most often seen as postcards notifying buyers that their orders from Little River Redwood Company had been placed on railcars. These larger-format images are quite uncommon. The Little River Redwood Company began operation at Crannell about 1908 and continued until the 1950s. The town was razed in 1969. Logging operations in Crannell shut Two of the views show logging camps (Camps 7 and 8); a third shows a logging railroad.
Edition + Condition: Fine, or nearly so. Exposure a bit light, with minor silvering to the prints.
Publication: Crannell, CA: Little River Redwood Company, [1920s].
Item No: #1950