Photographs

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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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)

 
"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)

 
Gator hunt in Claiborne County. Call Number: ER2012.8, image 4 (MDAH)

Gator hunt in Claiborne County. Call Number: ER2012.8, image 4 (MDAH)

The Nicols (George C. and Lee M.) Collection was recently made available online. The six color photographs depict the successful results of a 2012 alligator hunt in Claiborne County.