Turpentine Worker, 1908

In this 1908 photo, a worker with the Kaul Lumber Company uses a tool called a "hack" to carve a "streak," or notch, into the side of a longleaf pine near Hollins, Clay County. This process was carried out over many weeks in the effort to extract sap, which was then turned into turpentine and other products..

Courtesy of the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University of Alabama Libraries