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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"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.

Hargrove Collection Now Online

On November 29, 2011, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Six unidentified African American Jackson Police Department officers, 196-. Call Number: PI/2010.0005, item 83 (MDAH Collection)

Six unidentified African American Jackson Police Department officers, 196-. Call Number: PI/2010.0005, item 83 (MDAH Collection)

The Ralph Hargrove Photograph Collection (PI/2010.0005) consists of one-hundred-thirty-six black-and-white photographs of Jackson, Mississippi, from 1927 until 1984. Most of the images were taken during Hargrove’s forty-year career with the Jackson Police Department. Subjects include city government buildings, police department activities, and state and national politicians. The collection features images of the rifle found at the crime scene after the murder of Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Jackson’s first African American policemen, U.S. Senator John C. Stennis, Mississippi lieutenant governor Charles Sullivan, Alabama governor George Wallace, and a Jackson city vehicle known as “Thompson’s Tank.”

Anyone with information on the identity of the JPD officers pictured above is encouraged to contact the MDAH Image and Sound section at 601-576-6850.

1875 Capitol Grounds Survey Map Online

On November 15, 2011, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Map of Capitol Grounds survey, 1875, by Jeff. D. Bell, surveyor. Call Number: MA/2003.0107(a) MDAH Collection

Map of Capitol Grounds survey, 1875, by Jeff. D. Bell, surveyor. Call Number: MA/2003.0107(a) MDAH Collection

This interesting map of the Capitol Street area is available to view online as a Zoomify JPEG! Click here to view the map.

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Unidentified Male and female sit in carriage hitched to two horses. Unidentified male carriage driver. Call Number: PI/1985.0032 (MDAH Collection)

Unidentified Male and female sit in carriage hitched to two horses. Unidentified male carriage driver. Call Number: PI/1985.0032 (MDAH Collection)

The early years of Jackson were captured by Elisaeus von Seutter, a German immigrant who settled in Mississippi in the 1850s and moved to Jackson after the Civil War. His photographs are available to view online in the E. von Seutter Photograph Collection. Check it out!

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