Digital Archives Photographs Portraits

Online Exhibits: Hamilton Photograph Collection

Man and truck. Sign on truck says "See The Mystery Before you buy a Washing Machine, Price Only $25.50." Crystal Springs, 193- Call Number: PI/1994.0004, Item 244 (MDAH 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:

Crystal Springs High School football team. PI/1994.0004, Item 398
Unidentified woman. PI/1994.0004, Item 609
Interior of cafe. PI/1994.0004, Item 332
Twins. PI/1994.0004, Item 31
Tom Thumb wedding. PI/1994.0004, Item 294
Cabbage. PI/1994.0004, Item 261

State Historical Markers: Jackson State University

This month we’ll highlight our State Historical Marker program by featuring markers that are associated with the month of October from around the state. The photographs of the markers are by Gerald Johnston, who in an amazing feat, photographed most of the historical markers in Mississippi. Used with permission.

Located in Jackson, at center of campus, facing Lynch Street (Hinds County)

This marker replaced the old Jackson State College one. It omits that the College was founded on October 23 in 1877.

Historical markers commemorate historic events, places, and people from Mississippi history. Over 800 have been placed at sites throughout Mississippi. For more information about historical markers and sponsor application forms, visit the State Historical Marker webpage. Special thanks to William Thompson, coordinator of the marker program, for compiling the October markers.


Back to School

Call Number: PI/ED/1983.0003, Item 12 (MDAH Collection)

Kids all over Mississippi are going back to school now, and building on that theme here, this interesting photograph shows a Walthall County school in 1895.


Picturing America, Reflecting Mississippi

Call Number: PI/COL/K56.5, Item 99 (MDAH Collection)

This photograph entitled “Mississippi River Bridge,” by Emmett L. King, is included in the Picturing America, Reflecting Mississippi project. “Mississippi River Bridge” shows the bridge at Vicksburg, dedicated in May 1930, and christened with bottles of water taken from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans because the bridge served as the link between coasts, by way