The Wesson (Miss.) Photographs Collection (PI/2000.0001) is comprised of thirty black and white photographs of and related to the town in Copiah County. The collection include city scenes of businesses, churches, and schools, as well as images of the inauguration of Governor Edmund Noel and the state fair.
Editor’s Note: The blog has been neglecting the task of announcing additions to our digital holdings (usually non-digitized items that have recently been scanned). The rest of this month’s blog posts will be dedicated to updating readers about collections that are now available to view online!
This collection consists of twenty-five photographs of scenes in and around the town of Gloster in Amite County. Most of the images date from the 1920s to the 1940s, but there are several earlier photographs in the collection. View the photographs via the Gloster, Miss. collection catalog record (PI/1982.0159). Click “Create set of down-linked records” to view the records for the digitized images.
Editor’s Note: The blog has been neglecting the task of announcing additions to our digital holdings (usually non-digitized items that have recently been scanned). The next few posts will be dedicated to updating readers about collections that are now available to view online!
These maps are now available to view online. Simply click the link below to view the map as a Zoomify JPEG file!
Cram’s railroad & township map of Mississippi, 1878. Call Number: MA/87.0005(b). Or view the catalog record (picture above).
A crowd came out to greet the train of former President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) in McComb (Pike County) on March 11, 1911. Roosevelt would go on to run for president again in 1912. Perhaps this was an early publicity stop to garner support?
Speaking of trains, our Railroad Depot Post Card Collection has a number of images of train depots from around the state, many of which can be viewed in the Online Catalog. Simply type in “Railroad Depot Post Card Collection” on the search page, and when viewing the individual records, click “Link to Electronic Record” to view the photograph. This image of the Illinois Central Depot in McComb is from that collection.
The Luther Hamilton Photograph Collection was recently added to the Digital Archives! Nearly 1000 images in the collection depict what was going on in Crystal Springs, Mississippi during the first decades of the twentieth century. Explore the beautiful portraits and the snapshots of daily life at that time by clicking the link above. Here are a few images from the collection: