"Attala Co. F. B." Scene shows male standing next to tractor. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 63 (MDAH Collection)

“Attala Co. F. B.” Scene shows male standing next to tractor. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 63 (MDAH Collection)

Series II of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection (PI/2010.0002) was recently digitized. The series consists of 2,032 photographs collected by the Public Affairs Office during the 1950s through the early 1960s, arranged in folders by county. The images are of farms, farmers, farming activities, 4-H club activities, local MFBF directors and staff, and sponsored social events such as barbecues, beauty and talent contests, and festivals promoting farm products.

"Co-op Claiborne, Co-op Farmer." View of unidentified man in field. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 241 (MDAH Collection)

“Co-op Claiborne, Co-op Farmer.” View of unidentified man in field. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 241 (MDAH Collection)

Of special interest are images of the Mississippi Farmer’s Market in Jackson, William Faulkner making a rare public speaking appearance, and noted politicians such as Governor J. P. Coleman, Senator John Stennis and Representative Sonny Montgomery.

Calhoun County Cooperative. Group photograph. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 178 (MDAH Collection)

Calhoun County Cooperative. Group photograph. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 178 (MDAH Collection)