Before the days of chainsaws and advanced tree felling technology, there were men out there who actually worked as lumberjacks.
They worked out of remote camps and developed a process to turn gigantic trees into kindling with their bare hands — using only saws and axes. These men were called “fallers,” and did the actualy job of felling a tree.
The vintage photos above, taken from the 1880s through the 1920s, reveal the grueling work that went into such a job. As you can see, these men are the definition of tough.