Squire Haskins — The Right Picture For Every Purpose (1949)
by Paula Bosse
by Paula Bosse
If you’ve spent any amount of time reading this blog, you’ve absolutely seen photos by Lewis Benjamin “Squire” Haskins Jr. (1913-1985), one of Dallas’ busiest photographers, known for his aerial photography (taking photos as he piloted the plane!). Seeing this ad from 1949 made me happy — especially because it featured a photo of the man himself, and, even better, a photo of him holding a “this means business” camera (click to see a larger image).
THE RIGHT PICTURE FOR EVERY PURPOSE
Your story, convincingly told with expert photography … anywhere … under all conditions … in your office, showroom, plant, in the field or in the air.
One of the finest collections of Modern Dallas’ Skyline is available.
For the best in News or Commercial Photography call Squire Haskins, 24-hour service
If you’re looking for a way to completely lose days of your life — pleasantly — you need to check out the unbelievable trove of Haskins’ photos at the Squire Haskins Photography Inc. Collection held by the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Take a deep breath… and click here.
There’s also a short bio of Haskins and more info on the collection here.
I’ll leave you with a self-portrait, from the UTA collection:
Thank you, Squire for all that you captured.
Sources & Notes
Ad is from Dallas magazine, a publication of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, February, 1949.
Self-portrait of Squire Haskins is from the Squire Haskins Photography Inc. Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries; more info on this photo can be found here.
Copyright © 2021 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.
The biography says his studio was on Commerce Street, but for many years there was a Squire Haskins Photography sign on Live Oak just south west of Texas Street where there is now a tattoo company. It looks like they are using the same sign redone. I always noted it because of the Squire in the name.
LikeLiked by 1 person
[…] of one of my favorite downtown buildings, the Mercantile, taken by ace photographer Squire Haskins in December 1951. See a very large image of this at the UTA website, here. Zoom in and take a look […]