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M293 Weston Lumber Company Photographs

Object Type: Collection
In Collection: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection



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From the Weston Lumber Company Photographs; This collection consists of two oversized, panoramic views of the H. Weston Lumber Company in Logtown, Mississippi, which show the mill in full operation. The photographs were taken sometime between 1920 and 1924, and are on a plastic-like translucent surface, possibly celluloid. This (the first) photograph portrays the business along the river as tugboats chugged up and down the Pearl River and pulled beside the site. The foreground is dominated by a long sluice, but a couple of rail lines are visible as well. Railroad lines constructed by the Weston company criss-crossed the sawmill location, bringing raw materials in from surrounding timberlands, and transporting the finished products to New Orleans, Louisiana for export to South America.

From the Weston Lumber Company Photographs; This collection consists of two oversized, panoramic views of the H. Weston Lumber Company in Logtown, Mississippi, which show the mill in full operation. The photographs were taken sometime between 1920 and 1924, and are on a plastic-like translucent surface, possibly celluloid. This (the second) photograph shows huge stacks of lumber and a network of ramps in the foreground, with the river on the left. Buildings in the background are neat in appearance, indicating that the Weston Company took pride in its surroundings.

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