Inventory of the James E. Wilkinson, Jr., Photographs, 1940
Abstract: The collection includes copies of photographs of Barrett, West Virginia, a lumber company town owned by the W. M. Ritter Lumber Company. The photographs were taken in 1940 by James E. Wilkinson, Jr. who was then learning the lumber business after graduating from college. Includes images of the sawmill, housing, logging camp, and logging activities.
Title: James E. Wilkinson, Jr., Photographs, 1940
Creator: Wilkinson, James E., Jr.
Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives
Call Number: 2913
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (31 photographs)
The collection includes copies of photographs of Barrett, West Virginia, a lumber company town owned by the W. M. Ritter Lumber Company. The photographs were taken in 1940 by James E. Wilkinson, Jr. who was then learning the lumber business after graduating from college. Includes images of the sawmill, housing, logging camp, and logging activities.
- Photographs, 1940
- Barrett (W. Va.) -- Photographs
- Logging -- West Virginia -- History -- Photographs
- Logging camps -- West Virginia -- Photographs
- Lumber trade -- Southern States -- History -- Photographs
- Lumbering -- West Virginia -- History -- Photographs
- Sawmills -- Equipment and supplies -- Photographs
- Wilkinson, James E., Jr.
Detailed Description of the Collection
1. Photographs, 1940.
1.1. W.M. Ritter Lumber Company Sawmill and Logging Camp, Barrett, WV, 1940.
- Image 1
Barrett village, Club House on right
- Image 2
Family homes at Barrett
- Image 3
Club House for single men
- Image 4
Vegetable and flower garden at Club House
- Image 5
"Swinging" bridge across Little Coal River
- Image 6
Blacksmith shop, homes
- Image 7
Climax logging locomotive
- Image 8
General view of mill site
- Image 9
Log car of logs at mill pond
- Image 10
- Image 11
Jack slip raises logs from pond to mill
- Image 12
Refuse burner and one of three water tanks
- Image 13
Green chain at mill
- Image 14
Dimension drying shed
- Image 15
- Image 16
Lumber drying yard
- Image 17
Stacks of drying hardwood lumber
- Image 18
Ford tractor pulling lumber to loading dock
- Image 19
- Image 20
Loading dock at railroad siding
- Image 21
Grading lumber as hand loaded into freight cars
- Image 22
C&O Railroad freight cars
- Image 23
Logging camp on James Creek of West Fork of Little Coal River
- Image 24
General view of railroad logging camp
- Image 25
Store and supply house to front; mess hall to rear
- Image 26
- Image 27
Kitchen and mess hall
- Image 28
- Image 29
- Image 30
Horses for skidding logs from logging area
- Image 31
Skid trail and logged area
The nature of the Forest History Society's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Forest History Society claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.
The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.
[Identification of item], James E. Wilkinson, Jr., Photographs, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.
Processed by Staff and Eben Lehman
Encoded by Amanda Ross, June 2009
Funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission supported the encoding of this finding aid. Support for digitization and outreach provided by the Alvin J. Huss Endowment.