Three men take a photo break from felling a large fir tree in Washington with axes and a crosscut saw in 1906. A man stands on each side while one ‘relaxes’ in the wedge of the tree.
Felling a Fir Tree, 1906
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- Newspaper boys cool off in a fountain, 1916 — Share the History Love... Newspaper boys cool off in a New York City park fountain in April 1916. Share the History Love... [...]
- Schoolchildren dressed as books, 1920 — Share the History Love... Schoolchildren pose on the school’s stairs dressed as books in 1920. Share the History Love... [...]
- Lumberjacks with a 12-foot wide fir tree, 1901 — Share the History Love... Lumberjacks pose with a 12-foot-wide fir tree in 1901. Share the History Love... [...]
- Cantaloupe Pickers, 1935 — Share the History Love... Though farm work is strenuous and exhausting, this photograph suggests that jovial camaraderie could sometimes relieve the strain of being in the fields. Work was hard to come by in the 1930s, and these laborers probably counted themselves lucky to have found a paying job picking cantaloupes in the Imperial Valley’s [...]