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Tatum Salt Dome, Lamar County (Mississippi), nuclear test, October 22, 1964.

Tatum Salt Dome, Lamar County (Mississippi), nuclear test, October 22, 1964. Chimneys, porches and outbuildings of some residences in the vicinity were braced prior to the blast. Call number: PI/1994.0005. (WInfred Moncrief Photograph Collection)

Somewhat surprisingly, Lamar County, Mississippi was the testing site for the only two nuclear blast tests conducted east of the Mississippi River, in 1964 and 1966.

We’ve added a new set of photos to the Winfred Moncrief collection on Flickr, which documents the 1964 Salmon, Mississippi Site nuclear test — also termed the Tatum Salt Dome site — conducted approximately 10 miles west of Purvis, Mississippi on October 22, 1964. View these fascinating pictures on Flickr:

Tatum Salt Dome, Lamar County (Miss.), nuclear test, October 22, 1964. As pictured and identified in a Hattiesburg American newspaper article October 23, 1964, Horace Burge home "ramsacked [sic] by blast" approx. 2 miles from ground zero. Burge surveys damage.

Tatum Salt Dome, Lamar County (Miss.), nuclear test, October 22, 1964. As pictured and identified in a Hattiesburg American newspaper article October 23, 1964, Horace Burge home “ramsacked [sic] by blast” approx. 2 miles from ground zero. Burge surveys damage. Call number: PI/1994.0005. (WInfred Moncrief Photograph Collection)

 You can learn more about these two nuclear tests through the following links:

 

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MDAH at The Commons on Flickr

On June 14, 2013, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by wsampson
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General MacArthur riding in convertible with Governor Hugh White.

General MacArthur riding in convertible with Governor Hugh White. PI/COL/1984.0019. Lars Johnson Collection. (MDAH)

MDAH has joined The Commons on Flickr!

The Commons is a group of archives and museum institutes from around the world who share their archival materials on Flickr. Over sixty institutes, from the Nova Scotia Archives, to NASA and the state archives of Florida, Virgina and Texas currently participate.

The project began in 2008, when the Library of Congress began investigating ways to further open, expose, and promote the vast collections of photographs held there. Everyone is free to view the photos in The Commons, and Flickr users can comment, tag, and annotate the photographs. The Commons is a first stop for those interested to see what the world’s archives institutes have available.

In their own words:

The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer.

You’re invited to help describe the photographs you discover in The Commons on Flickr, either by adding tags or leaving comments.

You can see a full list of participants here – and of course visit our own site:

  • MDAH at The Commons

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“4-H and Future Farmers of America Activities. Debbie Coleman.” Photograph of Ms. Coleman with prize winning sheep. 1968. PI/2010.0002 MFBF Series IV Image 1072 (MDAH)

Check out some more neat images from Series IV of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection (PI/2010.0002), which was recently digitized.

“Youth Activities. Yazoo Safety Program.” PI/2010.0002. MFBF Series 4 Image 2768 (MDAH)

“Queens and Maids. Product Promotion. National Dairy Princess visits Mississippi.” PI/2010.0002 MFBF Series 4 Image 2344

 

Maps: Columbus and Jackson

On March 20, 2013, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Columbus. Call Number: MA/2003.0079(c) MDAH

Columbus. Call Number: MA/2003.0079(c) MDAH

Explore these new additions to our digitized holdings:

Columbus. Call Number: MA/2003.0079 (c) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jackson, Mississippi, by blocks, 1960. Call Number: MA/2003.0127 (c) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

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Mississippi State Department of Health Photograph Album, ca. 1930s

Mississippi State Department of Health Photograph Album, ca. 1930s. Call Number: Series 2167 (MDAH Collection)

Series 2176 – Mississippi State Department of Health Photograph Album, ca. 1930s – is now available on Flickr, as well as our Digital Archives.

The series contains a photograph album of sixty-eight black and white 5 x 7 inch prints depicting general health activities throughout Mississippi. The prints are arranged by subject: State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, County Health Camp for Tuberculous Patients, Medical and Popular Health Education, Sanitation, Malaria, Child Health Conferences, Dental Hygiene, Maternity Center, Midwifery, Protection against Communicable Disease, Child Health Day Program, and Home Visits by Public Health Nurse. Most of the photographs are not dated but are believed to have been taken in the 1930s.

Mississippi State Department of Health Photograph Album, ca. 1930s

Mississippi State Department of Health Photograph Album, ca. 1930s. Call Number: Series 2167 (MDAH Collection)

 

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