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Logging Team

Logging Team
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Artist
William Queor, born NY 1910-died Saint Lawrence, NY 1980
Date
after 1970
Type
Sculpture
Folk Art
Medium
carved and painted wood with mixed media
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
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
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.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Department
Painting and Sculpture