Skip to main content

Weekend Read – American Lumberman Photo Exhibit

By April 25, 2020Lumber Market

Large_Pine_with_sawyers_1903_1500_pixels_250_348_75The History Center, located in Diboll, TX, has a historical reference of photographic plates and photos of American Lumberman and the technology used in our industry’s rich history. It’s a nostalgic view of American ingenuity, craftsmanship, and noble beginnings. From the exhibit:

The American Lumberman Photographic Collection contains more than 300 vintage prints made by American Lumberman photographers during visits to Diboll, Texas, in 1903 and 1907. Many of the images appeared in American Lumberman issues of 16 April 1904 and 18 January 1908. The collection of images and photographer’s supporting notes document the early operations of Southern Pine Lumber Company and Texas Southeastern Railroad, providing insight into the early twentieth-century community life of a Texas sawmill company town and its connected logging camps.

It’s important to understand and to remember the beginnings of this industry and what the heritage it’s built on today. View the exhibit here for an interesting look at how far we’ve come from.