Shorpy Saturday – I’m a Lumberjack: 1899

By Jeffrey Buck

I tend to associate loggers with cold weather. The flannel shirts and jeans I suppose don’t help. As you may know the Upper Peninsula is home to a vast forest. Although much time has past since 1899 we still use wood in several everyday tasks. Logger’s equipment has evolved but they still seem to resemble the generations that came before them.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “I’m a Lumberjack: 1899“:

Upper Michigan circa 1899. “The loggers.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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