"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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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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So. from R.R. water tank Leland, Miss. 4-30-27.

South from R.R. water tank in Leland, Mississippi. 4-30-27. Call Number:  PI/1992.0002 (MDAH)

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.

Y and M. V. R. R. Station Cary, Mississippi. 5-1-27.

Y and M. V. R. R. Station Cary, Mississippi. 5-1-27.

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.

 

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Unidentified man. Call Number: PI/CW/P67.8/Folder 16 (MDAH)

This week we are sharing thirty unidentified copy prints of Civil War portrait photographs — twenty-nine men in Civil War dress and one unidentified woman.

Take a look at these fascinating portraits, and if you feel you can identify an ancestor, let us know — either on Flickr or by phone and email.

Unidentified Civil War Portraits on Flickr

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Mr. and Mrs. von Seutter.

“Mr. and Mrs. von Seutter.” E. von Seutter Photograph Collection. Call Number: PI/1985.0032/Folder 12 (MDAH)

The Elisaeus von Seutter Photograph Collection (PI/1985.0032) is now available on Flickr, as well as our own Digital Archives.

The E. von Seutter Photograph Collection consists of thirty-five (35) original stereocards and forty-eight (48) photographic prints collected by the Elisaeus von Seutter family of Jackson, Mississippi. The majority were taken by photographers Elisaeus and son Armine. Two photographs are identified as the work of other studios – Clark of Meridian, Mississippi, and Krziwanek of Vienna & Ischl, Austria.

The stereocards feature images of downtown Jackson in the aftermath of the Civil War. The portrait photographs include samples from the von Seutters’ studio, as well as images of the von Seutter family, home, and garden.

Visit the E. von Seutter Photograph Collection on Flickr.

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