Contents and Arrangement

Kinsey, Clark, Photographs of Logging Operations in Washington, circa 1929

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of three large sepia-tinted silver gelatin photographic prints. The images document logging crews and operations in or near Gray's Harbor County, Washington. One of the photographs shows a logging crew standing on the Clemons Logging Company's Heisler No. 2 locomotive, which was a standard gauge 90-ton 3-truck sold to the company in 1928. Along with the crew, there are logged stands of timber in the background. There is a caption in negative at the bottom of the photograph: "No 2 / Clemons Log Co / C Kinsey Photo." The other two photographs show Northwestern Lumber Company crews from Camp 14. One of the photographs is taken at a portrait orientation to show the height and extensive rigging attached to the sole tree trunk in the mid-distance. The photographer is on the rail line, and the image shows the crew and a steam donkey at work at the base of the tree further down the rail. The inscription, "No 206 / Camp 14 / Northwestern Lmbr Co / C Kinsey Photo," is at the bottom of the photograph in negative. The other Camp 14 photograph shows six men from the logging crew posing on one of the two steam donkeys pictured in the photograph. The inscription, in negative, reads "Camp #14 / Northwestern Lmbr Co / C. Kinsey Photo." The crew appear to be at the base of the same tree decked with rigging in the other Camp 14 photograph.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator or by the date of acquisition.

Collection History


Purchased from Zephyr Used & Rare Books in 2021 (AM 2022-065).


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lisa Yankowitz during the summer and fall of 2010 . The finding aid was written by Lisa Yankowitz in January 2011 and was regularly updated with new acquisitions by Faith Charlton, Kelly Bolding, Armando Suárez, Amy C. Vo, Kalliopi Balatsouka, and Lauren Williams.

Collection-level notes were revised by Faith Charlton in 2024 to more accurately describe the nature of this collection.

No additions will be made to this collection. Single item acquisitions will be added to Princeton University Library Single Item Acquisitions (C1771).

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Kinsey, Clark, Photographs of Logging Operations in Washington; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box P-000151

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Existence and Location of Copies

Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.

Subject Terms:
Logging -- United States -- 20th century -- photographs
Logging -- Washington (State) -- photographs
Logging railroads -- Washington (State) -- photographs
Genre Terms:
Gelatin silver prints -- 20th century