Tuesday, May 18, 2010


B-E-F-O-R-E-- C-H-A-I-N-S-A-W-S



Darius Kinsey operated throughout logging camps and locomotive yards in western Washington State from 1890-1940. His outstanding portraits of the logging life were done in high timber, poor lighting and often rain slop. He was a trouper.

His wife Tabitha (Tib) Pritts developed the negatives from Kinsey's often precarious field work and made prints, many large format portraits, which were sold by the hundreds to loggers back in their camps.

It took falling from a stump at an elder age in 1940, resulting in broken ribs, to end the photographer's tramps.

The Whatcom Museum of History and Art holds a major collection of Darius Kinsey's work.

stump house