Logging Team

  • William Queor, Logging Team, after 1970, carved and painted wood with mixed media, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.262A-C

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William Queor created this piece to memorialize the logging industry around the turn of the century. In the early days of logging there were few roads and railroads to transport the logs. Workers did most of the cutting in the winter, because the icy conditions made it easier to move the wood. Queor’s sculpture shows two horses pulling a sled full of logs bound for the river where, in the spring, the wood will be floated downstream to the mill.

Title
Logging Team
Artist
Date
after 1970
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 8 1/4 x 23 x 5 3/4 in. (21.0 x 58.3 x 14.6 cm.) irregular
part B: 1 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 1/4 in. (3.4 x 13.8 x 0.5 cm.)
part C: 1 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 1/4 in. (2.7 x 9.5 x 0.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood with mixed media
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – industry – lumber
  • Figure male – full length
  • Architecture – vehicle – cart
  • Animal – horse
Object Number
1986.65.262A-C
Palette
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