Booth-Kelly Lumber Company Photograph Album
Springfield, Oregon: Booth-Kelly Lumber Company, ca. 1950.
An album of photographs depicting the commercial logging and lumber operations of the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company in Mosby Creek and Springfield, Oregon, in the mid-twentieth century. The album contains 115 8x10” black and white photographs. The process is presented in chronological order - from forest to harvest to mill to market.
Housed in a 9x12” 3-ring binder covered in pictorial cloth. Includes a letter from the company to their business customers to whom the binder was presented and an index identifying the numbered photographs. There are 5 additional unnumbered photographs that have been captioned and placed where they belong in the chronological logging and milling process.
The Booth-Kelly Lumber Company was incorporated in 1896 by Robert and Henry Booth and George and Tom Kelly. The company owned and operated a sawmill in Springfield, Oregon and conducted logging operations throughout Lane County during the early twentieth century.Item #901574
Curling to photographs at edges, else very good in original binder. One photograph appearing in index (62b - one of a series of 4 photographs depicting storage of lumber in crane sheds #2 and #3), 5 unnumbered captioned photographs not appearing in index have been included. Housed in original cardboard nesting box (with splits to corners of top section).