• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1926
  • Description
  • By the 1920s, many logging companies rigged cables and pulleys on tall spar trees to haul logs to loading sites. Once a spar tree was chosen, a high rigger scrambled up the tree, cut off the branches and the top, and attached pulleys and cables. To help him climb, he wore a special belt and spikes on his legs and boots. It might take him thirty minutes to climb a 180-foot tree.This photo shows a high rigger on the trunk of a spar tree. He's we... more
    By the 1920s, many logging companies rigged cables and pulleys on tall spar trees to haul logs to loading sites. Once a spar tree was chosen, a high rigger scrambled up the tree, cut off the branches and the top, and attached pulleys and cables. To help him climb, he wore a special belt and spikes on his legs and boots. It might take him thirty minutes to climb a 180-foot tree.This photo shows a high rigger on the trunk of a spar tree. He's wearing his climbing belt and spikes, and he carries an axe to cut off the branches and top the tree. His saw probably hangs at the end of the dangling rope. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative 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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