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P54-35 | Central New Brunswick Woodmen's Museum Collection

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Reference number: P54-35

Place : Northumberland County
Date : c 1930

Loggers were housed and fed in lumber camps in exchange for their labour. The workers could spend long periods in the camp, usually in winter. That made it important to employ a good cook who fed them well so that they were happy and healthy, hence productive. This photo shows the mess hall of a lumber camp owned by the W.D. Richards Company, of Boiestown. The cook, wearing a white apron, is with a group of loggers. Note that the walls are covered with newspaper, indicating the rudimentary construction of the buildings.

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