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WPA Scrapbooks Digitized

On August 21, 2013, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Page from Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry. Call Number: Series 443, MDAH.

Page from Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry. Call Number: Series 443, MDAH.

The Works Progress Administration Scrapbooks (Series 443) were recently digitized and added to the Digital Archives. Covering the period 1936–1941, the scrapbooks document a variety of topics, ranging from historic homes, the timber and dairy industry, cotton, Native Americans, trees, WPA projects, and more.

 

 

“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

 

“Farmers & Farm Families. Jackson County.” Photograph of two boys sitting on tractor. PI/2010.0002 MFBF Series 4 Image 990 (MDAH)

Scanning of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection (PI/2010.0002) continues. Series IV: General Photographs was recently made available online, and selections from the 2,881 scanned photographs are shown here.

“Cookouts.” View of men in buffet line. PI/2010.0002 MFBF Series 4, Image 622 (MDAH)

“Farm Related Businesses. Continuous sampling.” Unidentified man with equipment. PI/2010.0002 MFBF Series 4 Image 933 (MDAH)

 
Civil War Centennial Parade, Jackson, Mississippi, March 28, 1961. Call number: PI/2007.0064 (MDAH Collection)

Civil War Centennial Parade, Jackson, Mississippi, March 28, 1961. Call number: PI/2007.0064 (MDAH Collection)

The Civil War Centennial Parade was held in Jackson on March 28, 1961. Thirty-six color slides in the MDAH collection depict the parade and spectators. View the images through their catalog records by visiting the catalog page and searching for “Civil War Centennial Parade.”

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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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