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These are images of the Great Log Jam and the destruction of the railroad bridges along the Grand River on July 26, 1883. Many of these same images were published in Frank Leslies Popular Monthly, Vol. LII. JULY, 1901 in the article "THE GREAT LOG JAM"Steven McDonald, 1/11/2020


Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Art ➔ Framed Pictures, Logging

Identifier:
138179
Description:
Four black and white logging related photographs framed in a rectangular brown wooden frame. Tan colored paper boarders the images.The top left image is of logs traveling down a river. The top right image is of logs on a river approaching a railroad bridge. There is a man sitting on top of a log on the left side of the image, and two men standing on logs on the right side of the image. The image on the bottom left is of logs gathered near an unfinished railroad bridge.The bottom right image is of a railroad bridge under construction. The images are protected by a clear sheet of glass. Below the images is a rectangular gold-colored metal plaque with the date of "July 26, 1883." The back of the frame has a rectangular piece of brown cardboard and small metal nails keeping the picture within the frames. A piece of metal wire spans across the top back of the frame to hang the frame. Around the edges of the back of the frame are remanents of dark brown paper that likely once covered the back of the frame.

Images represent the importance of the logging era in Michigan and the use of rivers to transport logs from lumber camps to the saw mills.

These are images of the Great Log Jam and the destruction of the railroad bridges along the Grand River on July 26, 1883. Many of these same images were published in Frank Leslies Popular Monthly, Vol. LII. July, 1901 in the article "THE GREAT LOG JAM". submitted by Steven McDonald
Date:
July 26 1883
Materials:
Paper, Wood, Glass, Metal
Current Location Status:
In Storage