Loggers Posing in Front of Giant Tree Near Curtin, Nicholas County, W. Va.
Pardee and Curtain Lumber operation. This tree, possibly a redwood, was used to build the Titanic. More info from Comstock's "Of Times Past", 1949. Cut from Cuppernick ? Bend near Curtin, Nicholas County.
Logger, John Hinkle, Posing with a Large Poplar Log Near the Holly River, Webster County, W. Va.
The logger identified in this image, John Hinkle was born August 23, 1856 in Braxton County, W. Va. and later moved to Webster County where he married his wife Eliza Ann Anderson on August 19,1876. They established their home on Holly River, which would later be known as Wheeler. John Hinkle was reported to have been a businessman, farmer, jeweler, and photographer. He also started a general store, A.J. Hinkle and Son, in Wheeler, and was Postmaster at Wheeler Post Office from 1905 until 1913 when his son, Perry, succeeded him. John Hinkle died October 8, 1930 in Webster County, W. Va. and is buried at the Alexander Anderson Cemetery.(source: genealogy research of Sherry P. Gallagher-Jaffre)