By Daily Mail Reporter

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Dramatic photos show the measure of a man in contrast to the enormity of nature.

A series of photos from the Humboldt State University Library capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California.

The photos are part of the Ericson Collection, a series of pictures from northwest California from the 1880s through the 1920s by Swedish photographer A.W. Ericson.

Pictures from the 1915-era display the work of loggers in the densely forested northern California area, that accounts for twenty per cent of the state’s total forest production.

Humboldt County has nearly 1,500,000 acres in public and private forests, including the Redwood National and State Parks.

 Among the Redwoods in California

Lumberjacks working among the redwoods in California

Virgin Redwoods, Garfield, Humboldt County

The photos from northwest California were taken by Swedish photographer A.W. Ericson

The length and breadth of the tree trunks are highlighted by the men, who are dwarfed by the tree's sheer size

The length and breadth of the tree trunks are highlighted by the men, who are dwarfed by the tree’s sheer size

After logging on Vance's Mad River. The man in the center of the picture shows the height of the tree trunks in comparison to him

After logging on Vance’s Mad River. The man in the center of the picture shows the height of the tree trunks in comparison to him

A team of horses pull a number of logs along after the redwoods have been felled

A team of horses pull a number of logs along after the redwoods have been felled

Among the Redwoods in California

Humboldt County has nearly 1,500,000 acres in public and private forests, including the Redwood National and State Parks

 Among the Redwoods in California

Pictures from the 1915-era display the work of loggers in the densely forested northern California area

Among the Redwoods in California

Dramatic photos show the measure of a man in contrast to the enormity of nature

Among the Redwoods in California

The densely forested northern California area accounts for twenty per cent of the state’s total forest production

A team of oxes help out in the first part of the logging process

A team of oxes help out in the first part of the logging process