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Photos, Prints, Drawings Hillside Logging Site on a Foggy Morning

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Title
Hillside Logging Site on a Foggy Morning
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
September 27, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Logging
-  Fall
-  Rabbit hunting
-  September
-  Year-round work
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Canterbury Hollow
-  West Virginia -- Rock Creek
Genre
Photographs
Ethnography
Notes
-  The extraction of coal and timber has for the past century formed a "boom and bust" economy for people living in the mountains. Conversations with residents and foresters reveal a contrast between two modes of forest management, one market-based, the other community-based. A community-based mode of forestry, rooted in a historical system of forest-farming with Cherokee and Celtic antecedents (cite source), nurtures a sense of reciprocity among humans, animals, and the land. A number of project participants expressed misgivings about destroying "den trees," "bee trees," and nut trees, for example. "I worked with a man in Hazy who would not cut a hickory," said Danny Williams. "He would not cut a hickory. The boss had to go along behind him and cut all the hickories." Depicted in these photos is a "selective cut," which means that the property owner identified the species and size of timber that could be harvested.
-  Event: Logging.
Medium
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C007-01
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.lec00701
Online Format
image

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Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Hillside Logging Site on a Foggy Morning. 1995. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000001/. (Accessed July 25, 2016.)

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Eiler, L. S. (1995) Hillside Logging Site on a Foggy Morning. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000001/.

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