This collection (PI/COL/1984.0019), present in the catalog and available now on Flickr, was donated by Lars Johnson in 1984 and contains eighty nine photographs depicting Jackson, Mississippi in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Many are credited to photographer Ralph Hargrove, a graduate of the Institute of Applied Sciences in Scientific Crime Detections.
Most photos in this donation are publicity photographs for Mayor Allen Thompson. The breadth of scenes is extensive, containing views of General MacArthur, a young Billy Graham, Governor White, downtown Jackson, the municipal swimming hole, parade salutes and more.
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