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:
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.
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.
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