Loggers, ca. 1920s
Logging in Newfoundland and Labrador was difficult and often dangerous work during the first half of the 20th century. Most loggers spent between five and nine months in the woods, where they worked 10-hour days felling trees and bringing wood to the mill site. In the evenings, the men often returned to dirty, drafty, and overcrowded bunkhouses.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by the permission of the Maritime History Archive (PF-107.001), Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.