It’s a short week here at the archives, but we will spend it looking at some of the wonderful Christmas themed holdings from the collections! Holiday hours are listed at the end of the post.

Christmas tree, Stewart Photograph Collection, 189-. Call Number: 1992.0006 (MDAH Collection)

Christmas tree, Natchez, 189-. Call Number: 1992.0006, Item 8 (MDAH Collection)

These images from the Stewart Photograph Collection show turn of the century Natchez around Christmas time. View the entire collection (including more snow scenes) in the Digital Archives.

Collection Description:

The collection consists of 258 black-and-white images from prints of glass plate negatives created by amateur photographers (and brothers) Robert Livingston Stewart and William Percy Stewart of Natchez, Mississippi, around 1890-1905. The photographs are primarily of the Natchez area and focus on the Stewart family and activities such as dedication ceremonies, winter storms, floods, steamboats and river scenes.

"Residence of W. P. Stewart," Snow scene, Natchez, 189-. Call Number: PI/1992.0006 Item 148 (MDAH Collection)

"Residence of W. P. Stewart," Snow scene, Natchez, 189-. Call Number: PI/1992.0006, Item 148 (MDAH Collection)

"Mississippi River," River, ice and snow, Natchez, 189-. Call Number: PI/1992.0006 Item 246 (MDAH Collection)

"Mississippi River," River, ice and snow, Natchez, 189-. Call Number: PI/1992.0006, Item 246 (MDAH Collection)

MDAH Holiday Closings:

All offices will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Friday, December 24 through Monday, December 27, 2010.

All offices will be closed for New Years’ from Friday, December 31, 2010 through Monday, January 3, 2011.