Mississippi inaugurated a new governor and other state officials last week. This series brings you historic photographs of past inauguration ceremonies, inaugural parades, and inaugural balls from the MDAH collection.

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Gartin at inaugural ball of Paul Johnson, Jr., 1964. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 219 (MDAH Collection)

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Gartin at inaugural ball of Paul Johnson, Jr., 1964. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 219 (MDAH Collection)

Loren Ormond, Miss Hospitality 1962-63, is at left middle ground.

Governor and Mrs. William L. Waller during inaugural festivites, 1972. Call Number: PI/SF/POR/1987.0205, item 2 (MDAH Collection)

Governor and Mrs. William L. Waller during inaugural festivities, 1972. Call Number: PI/SF/POR/1987.0205, item 2 (MDAH Collection)

Inaugural ball of Governor Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 3 (MDAH Collection)

Inaugural ball of Governor Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 3 (MDAH Collection)

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Mississippi inaugurated a new governor and other state officials this week. This series brings you historic photographs of past inauguration ceremonies, inaugural parades, and inaugural balls from the MDAH collection.

Governor Hugh White's Inaugural Parade, January 22, 1952. Call Number: PI/COL/1982.0016, item 296 (MDAH Collection)

Governor Hugh L. White's Inaugural Parade, January 22, 1952. Call Number: PI/COL/1982.0016, item 296 (MDAH Collection)

Colonels in inauguration parade of Hugh L. White, 1952. Call Number: PI/2002.0002, item 12 (MDAH Collection)

Colonels in inauguration parade of Hugh L. White, 1952. Call Number: PI/2002.0002, item 12 (MDAH Collection)

Horse drawn carriage at Ross Barnett's inaugural parade. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 260 (MDAH Collection)

Horse drawn carriage at Ross Barnett's inaugural parade. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 260 (MDAH Collection)

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Mississippi inaugurates a new governor and other state officials this week. This series brings you historic photographs of past inauguration ceremonies, inaugural parades, and inaugural balls from the MDAH collection.

Inauguration of Governor Paul B. Johnson Jr., January 21, 1964. Moncrief Photograph Collection. Call Number: PI/1994.0005, item 106 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Governor Paul B. Johnson, Jr., January 21, 1964. Moncrief Photograph Collection. Call Number: PI/1994.0005, item 106 (MDAH Collection)

At the inauguration ceremony at the state capitol, Paul B. Johnson, Jr., stands next to the microphone, Ross Barnett stands to his right. Lt. Governor Carroll Gartin stands at podium.

Inauguration of Governor E. F. Noel, January 21, 1908. Call Number: PI/STA/N64, item 5 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Governor E. F. Noel, January 21, 1908. Call Number: PI/STA/N64, item 5 (MDAH Collection)

Governor Noel is being sworn in by Judge Whitfield and a large crowd of spectators stands around them.

Inauguration of Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 4 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 4 (MDAH Collection)

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Legislature of Mississippi, 1880. Call Number: PI/STA/L45.5/1880 (MDAH Collection)

Legislature of Mississippi, 1880. Call Number: PI/STA/L45.5/1880 (MDAH Collection)

Two more composite photographs of the Mississippi Legislature from 1880 and 1948 were recently digitized:

View more legislature composites in Series 1618: Photographs – Group and Composite.

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"Downtown Jackson At Night, Time Exposure - Shot From Balcony of Old Capitol Building." 195-. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 72 (MDAH Collection)

"Downtown Jackson At Night, Time Exposure - Shot From Balcony of Old Capitol Building." 195-. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 72 (MDAH Collection)

Hugh Warren Shankle (1921- ) was a photo technician with WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, during the late 1950s and ’60s. He was also the official photographer for the Mississippi Art Association and timpanist in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. This collection consists of two hundred sixty eight images of local personalities, beauty contestants, inauguration ceremonies, and historical houses and buildings in Jackson and other locations in Mississippi, as well as Ole Miss football, including the January 2, 1962, Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Click here to view the collection.

Photographs of Gulf Coast landmarks such as the Biloxi Lighthouse and Beauvoir are in the collection, as well as Windsor Ruins and the aftermath of the 1966 Candlestick Park, Jackson, tornado.