Butler's sawmill


Butler's sawmill


Sepia-toned image of a number of people posed around the yard of a sawmill. One man to the left of the image sits on an ox, part of an eight-ox team. Several other men stand around the yard. One man sits on a pile of lumber, holding an ax. A man and a woman stand just beneath the eaves of the building; he wears a white shirt with a vest and dark pants; she has on a long, light-colored dress with leg of mutton sleeves and wears her hair up. Two men sit in a buggy pulled by donkeys. Three other men sit on top of stacked, cut lumber in the right of the image. Stacks of thin cut lumber fill the foreground of the image, and inside the building machinery is visible. The building itself is open framed, with a wide, gabled roof with an extension down on the left. A small smokestack emits smoke from another roof on the lower image right of the building. Another gabled building in the left image background has two narrow paned windows and what appears to be an open stable attached to the back. The two buildings are separated by a yard with a path. Bare deciduous trees rise up behind the sawmill, and full pine trees are visible beyond the second building.
[Front] [white ink] Butler's Sawmill, Near Hillsboro, Ore. [black ink] This mill was on Rock Creek and Baseline, East of Hillsboro. [Back] [ink] Near Orenco. [pencil] This mill was on Rock Creek and Baseline Road -- East of Hillsboro. Donor unknown.

Date Created

circa 1890s


albumen prints






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