Steam donkey


Steam donkey


Black and white image of two men standing near a large steam donkey. One man stands to the left of the machine, ready to work the mechanism. The other man stands with one foot up on the heavy cable used to pull or skid logs from the forest down to where they could be loaded for transport. A large body of water fills the background, with hills rising on the far shore. Though the specific location of these men is unknown, this would have been a familiar sight in the forests of Washington County and the Coast Range during the early 1900s. The image is from the Herbert McMullen bequest. McMullen was a local photographer who also collected photographs and images from around the area.

Date Created

circa 1900s-1910s


gelatin silver prints




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