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More Valentine’s Day Sentiments

"I've taken to the benches at Vicksburg." Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)
“I’ve taken to the benches at Vicksburg.” Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)

This postcard is also from the Cooper Postcard Collection.

Other Valentine’s Day posts from around the blogosphere:

Digital Archives Postcards

Valentine’s Day Sentiments

There are girls galore in Vicksburg, but they can't make me forget you. Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)
Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)

Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day card idea? Your search could end with this postcard from the Cooper Postcard Collection!

Also, check out this Archives of American Art blog post, entitled “Valentine’s, Shmalentine’s”–they showcase Valentine’s related collections, including some great Valentine’s/Buy War Bonds art.

Digital Archives Maps

New Maps Linked to Catalog

Call Number: MA/2002.0228(a) MDAH Collection

The archives staff has scanned and linked more maps to their online catalog records. This means that you can view them online as Zoomify JPEG files! Click on the links below to go to the map’s catalog record, once there click “Link to Electronic Resource” to view the map.

Bolivar County, survey of townships, 1881

Columbus, 1876

Columbus city plan, mid 1800s

Ctaw (Copiah County), 1838

Greenwood, early 1800s

Jackson, map of Capitol grounds, 1875

Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, 1870

Mississippi, 1873

Mississippi, 1882

Mississippi, 1885

Mississippi, 1890

Mississippi, 1899?

Southern States (pictured above), 1878

Synod of Mississippi, showing Presbyterial boundaries, 1892

Synod of Mississippi, showing Presbyterian destitution, 1892

Tishomingo City plan, late 1800s

Vicksburg, 1871

Vicksburg Harbor and proposed works, 1877

Vicksburg Harbor and Mississippi River, 1888


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