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Workmen packing shingles at the Holcom-Hartley mill, ca 1905 (MOHAI 5947)

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Workmen packing shingles at the Holcom-Hartley mill, ca 1905 (MOHAI 5947)

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For many years, strong and waterproof cedar shingles have been used on the roofs and outside walls of houses throughout the United States. Shingle-making has been an important part of the Northwest's lumber industry.
In this photo, taken sometime around 1905, workers are packing shingles into bales for shipment from a mill in Snohomish County.

Subjects (LCTGM): Holcom-Hartley Mill Company; Shingle industry

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1905
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Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Seattle
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