Photograph Collections

Department of Natural Resources Records
Photographs. c.1880–1970. Approx. 500 items.

Unarranged. Formats included are: photographic prints, negatives, and oversized photographic prints.

Collection includes photographs depicting logging operations (c.1880–1900) in Northern California; Forestry personnel; fire fighting activities, facilities and equipment. Several images show State Forester M.B. Pratt receiving a fire prevention poster from its designer, Walt Disney, 1942 (F3937:2(1–2)).

See the Department of Forestry Records finding aid at the California State Archives for more information about related records.

Black and white photograph of loggers taken in a Northern California forest around the year 1880. The image shows fourteen men standing shoulder to shoulder in the nearly ten foot tall notch they chopped out of an enormous tree.

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