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American Lumberman Photographs, 1903

These photographs were made by American Lumberman photographers primarily while visiting Southern Pine Lumber Company's industrial operations in Angelina County, Texas, in 1903. Milling operations were at the company town of Diboll. A few images are of company office operations at Texarkana.


Office Worker at the Accounts Desk, Texarkana Office

Office Worker at the Accounts Desk, Texarkana Office

A Southern Pine Lumber Company office worker shown seated at the accounts desk, Texarkana, Arkansas, 1903.

Two Story Building Near Railroad Tracks

Two Story Building Near Railroad Tracks

An unidentified two story building along the railroad tracks, possibly in Texarkana, Arkansas, 1903.

Commissary Interior, 1903

Commissary Interior, 1903

Interior scene of the Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary, or company store, in 1903. Stocking almost everything carried by a modern "superstore" as well as such items as fiddle strings, horse collars, coffins and caskets, it was a complete shopping center and mall under one roof. It also contained doctors' offices, a drug store, and the post office.

Southern Pine Lumber Company Office Building

Southern Pine Lumber Company Office Building

An image of a Southern Pine Lumber Company office building, Diboll, Texas, 1903.

Loading Dock with Missouir-Kansas-Texas Railroad Cars

Loading Dock with Missouir-Kansas-Texas Railroad Cars

A photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planing mill and loading dock and freight cars from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, 1903.  Taken in Diboll, Texas.

South End of Loading Tracks

South End of Loading Tracks

An image of the south end of the loading tracks and dressed lumber sheds, showing lumbermen pushing cards of lumber.  Also shown are cars from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.

Loading Lumber Into Boxcars

Loading Lumber Into Boxcars

Two African American lumbermen loading lumber into box cars, 1903.

North End of Loading Dock

North End of Loading Dock

An image of a man pushing a loaded lumber cart along the north end of the loading dock next to Saint Louis Southwestern Railway Company cars, 1903.

Planing Mill Machines and Mill Workers

Planing Mill Machines and Mill Workers

A photograph of Southern Pine Lumber Company's planing mill, mill machinery, and mill workers, Diboll, Texas, 1903.

Planing Mill Machinery

Planing Mill Machinery

An interior view of the planing mill and its machinery, Southern Pine Lumber Company, Diboll, Texas, 1903.

Interior View of Planing Mill

Interior View of Planing Mill

An interior view of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planing mill, 1903.  Shows lumber, machinery, and an employee.

Worker with Machinery Inside of the Mill

Worker with Machinery Inside of the Mill

A Southern Pine Lumber Company mill worker with machinery inside of a mill, Diboll, Texas 1903.

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