• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1920~
  • Description
  • The Western Cooperage Company was in the logging business as well as the barrel manufacturing business. Formally organized by Watson Eastman in Los Angeles towards the end of the nineteenth century, the company quickly spread to the Northwest after the turn of the century. The company became a large concern with plants in Seattle, Los Angeles, Aberdeen, and Houlton, among other places. In 1907 the company purchased 16,000 feet of timber in Cla... more
    The Western Cooperage Company was in the logging business as well as the barrel manufacturing business. Formally organized by Watson Eastman in Los Angeles towards the end of the nineteenth century, the company quickly spread to the Northwest after the turn of the century. The company became a large concern with plants in Seattle, Los Angeles, Aberdeen, and Houlton, among other places. In 1907 the company purchased 16,000 feet of timber in Clatsop County in Oregon. The plan was to build a large cooperage plant in Portland where the timber could be processed. The company picked a spot just south of the public dry dock at St. Johns (which would be annexed by the City of Portland in 1915). Meanwhile, the company established a small sawmill and camp in Olney, a small town south of Astoria. These images were likely taken in Olney. In 1922, the Portland branch of the Western Cooperage Company merged with the Wright-Blodgett Company, Limited and the Merrill Lumber Company to form the... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 1000XL at 100 ppi in grayscale. Resized using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 so that the long dimension was either 768 pixels horizontal or 600 pixels vertical, then saved in JPEG format at quality rating 3. 2012