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.
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.
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.
Governor Noel is being sworn in by Judge Whitfield and a large crowd of spectators stands around them.
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.
We stumbled on this little treasure while browsing the excellent Daniel (Al Fred) Photograph Collection (PI/1999.0001). At first glance, it appears to be simply an early automobile in front of the capitol, but upon closer examination, you’ll notice life preservers, ship’s bell, miniature cannons, and a front bumper that is reminiscent of an anchor!
This car was called a “Bevo Boat” and was manufactured by Anheuser-Busch to promote its non-alcoholic “Bevo” beverage. However, during World War I, the company loaned the cars to the United States government so that they could tour the country and aid in the recruitment of soldiers and sale of war bonds. This is what most likely brought the vehicle to Mississippi in 1918. Click here to see an original catalog of the Anheuser-Busch Vehicle Department, including the Bevo Boat.
The bloggers at the Mississippi Library Commission have been busy:
- Did NASA transport rockets via the Mississippi River? Find out in this post.
- Learn about the Mississippi State Librarian in this post.
The sunken Confederate ship Georgiana and the shipwrecks it caused are the subject of this interesting post on the South Carolina Department of Archives and History’s “Palmetto Past” blog.
From “NARAtions,” the blog of the National Archives and Records Administration:
- The George W. Bush Presidential Library has made photographs related to September 11th available online in this post on NARAtions.
- Here’s an interesting look at the history and mechanics of the U. S. Census.
The bloggers at Preservation in Mississippi take an in-depth look at the domes of the Mississippi and Arkansas state capitols and solve the mystery of their designer’s identity in the Tale of Two Domes series.
The new online catalog system at MDAH receives a nod in the blog of the Council of State Archivists.
Learn how to date historical photographs in this post from the Library of Congress “Picture This” blog.
“Ever wonder what lookouts ate during their, well, lookouts?” The National Archives posed this question on their Facebook page and it is answered in this blog post from “Prologue: Pieces of History.“