Photographs

"Turpentine industry. Workers stand in still house."

“Turpentine industry. Workers stand in still house.” Call Number: PI/1995.0001, No. 41. (MDAH Collection)

The Charles A. Lambert Photograph Collection (PI/1995.0001) is now available to view on Flickr!

This collection of sixty photographs, donated by John S. and Charles A. Lambert in 1995, depicts scenes from the logging, sugarcane, and turpentine industries in south Mississippi, as well as natural disasters such as floods and wind damaged buildings.

"Unidentified African American man holds chain to yoked team of two large oxen." Call Number: PI/1995.0001, No. 17 (MDAH Collection)

“Unidentified African American man holds chain to yoked team of two large oxen.” Call Number: PI/1995.0001, No. 17. (MDAH Collection)

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From the Cooper Postcard Collection. Call number: PI/1992.0001, item 3136 (MDAH Collection)

From the Cooper Postcard Collection. Call number: PI/1992.0001, item 3136 (MDAH Collection)

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More Farm Bureau Photographs

On December 20, 2012, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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"Franklin Co. Co-op, 1955." Pickup truck with Co-op sign on door. 1955. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 569 (MDAH Collection)

“Franklin Co. Co-op, 1955.” Pickup truck with Co-op sign on door. 1955. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 569 (MDAH Collection)

Here are more images from Series II of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection (PI/2010.0002).

"DeSoto Co. Coop, Herd Sire." Unidentified men with cattle. 1956. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 449 (MDAH Collection)

“DeSoto Co. Coop, Herd Sire.” Unidentified men with cattle. 1956. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 449 (MDAH Collection)

"Forrest Co. Co-op." Unidentified people working at egg packing. 1955. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 516 (MDAH Collection)

“Forrest Co. Co-op.” Unidentified people working at egg packing. 1955. PI/2010.0002, Series 2, image 516 (MDAH Collection)

 
Shell hole in White Oak Tree on Harrisburg Battle Field.

Shell hole in White Oak Tree on Harrisburg Battle Field. Call Number: PI/2002.0017. (MDAH Collection)

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.

 

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"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)