Squire Haskins Photography, Inc. Collection


Squire Haskins Photography, Inc. Collection


The Squire Haskins Photography, Inc. Collection, [1880s]-2002, is comprised of log books, photographic prints, printed materials, and over 223,000 negatives produced from 1947-1999 and is arranged in six series.

The images primarily document the commercial, industrial and neighborhood growth of the Dallas area following World War II. Series II, Dallas Photographs, make up the bulk of the collection. Aerial, architectural, and State Fair of Texas images are represented, as well as commercial and convention assignments. A small number of historic images are included.

Series I, Photographic Log Books, 1949-2002, is divided into two subseries. Subseries A contains original bound log books and computer records kept by the Squire Haskins staff for their internal records. Subseries B contains the bound log book copies created by Special Collections staff for use by researchers.

Series II, Dallas Photographs, [1880s]-2000, bulk 1947-1996, is divided into five subseries. Subseries A, Aerial Photographs, 1947-1998, undated, contains chronologically arranged aerial views of the Dallas downtown and surrounding areas. Subseries B, Aerial Photographs, Then and Now, 1949-2000, undated, contains "then and now" photographs of Dealey Plaza, industrial areas, airports and freeways that document Dallas’ change and growth. Subseries C, Commercial, Industrial, Neighborhood and Transportation SystemViews, 1947-2000, undated, contains images of Brookhollow, Las Colinas, General Motors, I-30 construction, Uptown/Turtle Creek area, Love Field, XXXXX. Subseries D, Skyline Photographs, 1928-1999, undated, contains skyline views that effectively document the change and growth of the downtown central business district. Subseries E, Subjects, [1880s]-1994, undated, bulk 1951-1990, is arranged alphabetically. Included are images of airport and freeway construction and commercial and cultural ventures. Aerial photographs of Dealey Plaza in the days immediately following President Kennedy’s assassination are included in this series.

Series III, Convention Photographs, [1970s]-1996, bulk 1975-1979, contains evidence of the company’s work documenting business and professional conventions throughout the state. The National Home Builders Association convention’s contact prints make up the bulk of this series.

Series IV, Other Locations, approximately 1953-1999, undated, bulk 1958-1989, primarily documents sites in suburban Dallas county and other Texas locations.

Series V, Printed Materials, [1988]-1997, contains three publications that feature some of Squire Haskins' images.

Series VI, Photographic Film Negatives, will be processed at a future date.


Haskins, Lewis Benjamin, Jr.
Haskins, Lewis Benjamin, III.
Haskins, Squire.
Squire Haskins Photography Inc. (Dallas, Tex.)--Archives.
Photograph collections--Texas--Dallas.
Dallas (Tex.)--Aerial photographs.
Dallas (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works.
Dallas (Tex.)--Pictorial works.


Squire Haskins Photography, Inc.


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Items in the Squire Haskins Photography, Inc. Collection Collection

Binks Manufacturing Company

Bethany Christian Church

Interior of church sanctuary

Bank of Dallas

Construction of buildings on the campus of the University of Texas as Dallas