Here are more images from Series II of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection (PI/2010.0002).
The ten black and white photographs in this collection are a gift from Ruth Menhel, and depict individuals and scenes in and around Tupelo, Mississippi at the 1921 United Confederate Veterans reunion.
Although not depicted here, also in this collection is the original program from that reunion, along with a narrative by Samuel A. Murff on the event.
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.
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.
Take a moment to check out the complete 1927 Flood Photograph Collection on Flickr.
Donated in 1992 by Ed Dean of Peoria, Illinois, this collection depicts the devastating river flood of 1927. Flood waters inundated roughly 27,000 square miles of land and displaced some 700,000 persons. Property damage was estimated at $400 million, and 246 people died in the flood waters. Particularly hard hit by the disaster was the Mississippi Delta region.
The 124 photographs in this collection were taken by the flood committee of the Illinois Central Railroad Company in April, May, and October of 1927. Arranged geographically, north to south, the images document flood damage along the route of the Illinois Central Railroad from Memphis, Tennessee, to Delhi, Louisiana. The collection also includes one map of the Illinois Central Railroad throughout the flooded area.