Black and white photograph of road leading into the woods of a Gulag timber camp. The road and the landscape are covered in snow.
Black and White photograph of railroad tracks running down the center of the image. In the background five men stand posed behind a wheeled dolly loaded with lumber. They are surrounded by stacks of lumber and wooden buildings. A sixth man stands on the far left.
Three prisoners pause briefly for a black and white photograph while gathering timber that has been floated downriver.
Black and white photograph of prisoners standing on logs in the middle of a stream. After sending logs downstream to their destination, prisoners use long poles to gather the logs together and retrieve them from the water. This work could be incredibly cold and often dangerous to a prisoner's health.
Black and white photograph of two men kneeling in the snow on opposite sides of a tree, They are holding a saw between them. The photograph has writing in Russian in blue ink: "Sesterov with His Partner". Timber was one of the most important Gulag industries, and prisoners worked at it through all seasons with primitive manual tools.