• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1915
  • Description
  • By 1893, Washington State had 150 mills which cut cedar shingles and sent them by rail to the rest of the United States. Cedar shingles make a good roof and wall covering because they are strong and light, and they shed rain and snow easily.In this photo, several millworkers pack the shingles into bundles. This photo was taken around 1915 at an unidentified Washington shingle mill. The skilled workers who cut and packed the shingles were calle... more
    By 1893, Washington State had 150 mills which cut cedar shingles and sent them by rail to the rest of the United States. Cedar shingles make a good roof and wall covering because they are strong and light, and they shed rain and snow easily.In this photo, several millworkers pack the shingles into bundles. This photo was taken around 1915 at an unidentified Washington shingle mill. The skilled workers who cut and packed the shingles were called shingle weavers because of the way they moved their hands around the sharp saws. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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