McVay Mill employees, August 10, 1898
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Ballard was a center for the lumber and shingle industries. This photo, taken on August 10, 1898, shows the employees of the McVay Mill in Ballard. The young boys probably work at the mill too. The men in the foreground hold bundles of shingles from the mill. The man at the far right end of the middle row is missing a finger. This happened often to the men who cut shingles.
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
- Museum of History & Industry, Seattle