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Daniel, J. Shirley Photograph Collection

The J. Shirley Daniel Photograph Collection consists of 4x5 vintage prints, contact prints, and original negatives depicting Diboll’s and Pineland’s manufacturing industries, employees, community, and social life. J. Shirley Daniel was Southern Pine Lumber Company’s official photographer, owner and operator of the Timberland Theater and “Tonk,” and an independent pulpwood contractor. Mr. Daniel had the longest tenure of company photographers and is responsible for the majority of the images in this collection, although other photographers took some of the earliest photos. Mr. Daniel collected and preserved this invaluable record of Diboll's past and his family donated it to the archives in 1994.