Witbeck, C. W., Photograph Collection PI/COL/1982.0016

The Witbeck, C. W., Photograph Collection depicts people and places in towns and cities throughout Mississippi dating from 1911 through 1955. The 333 black-and-white photographs focus on Brookhaven, Gulfport, Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi. The collection also contains views of Monticello, Meadville and Crystal Springs, Mississippi. The earliest print, from 1911, is of McGrath's Baseball Team in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

The collection includes eighteen photographs of Governor Hugh White's inauguration (January 22, 1952), sixty-two photographs of the United States Naval Training School in Gulfport (July 17, 1950), thirty-five photographs of Senator Pat Harrison's funeral (June 25, 1941), nineteen photographs of the Mississippi Highway Patrol General Assembly (August 3, 1950), eighteen photographs of the Masonic Building fire in Brookhaven (March 25-26, 1951), thirteen photographs of a Wesson Lions Club event (March 26, 1951), eleven photographs of the Whitworth College Coronation Pageant (May 29, 1950), and five photographs of African-American Little Leaguers in Brookhaven (June 15, 1955).


Collection Description General & Tech Data Catalog Record

Image Arrangement and Numbering

MDAH's photographic curator numbered the negatives in the order received from Louis Saillard.

Technical Details

Digital Photographs: The original scans of the Witbeck, C. W., Photograph Collection were made by the Image & Sound Section staff in 2010, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees' approved imaging procedures, following ANSI/AIIM recommended practice. The images were scanned as uncompressed, 8-bit Grayscale TIFF files at 600 pixels per inch.

Conversion: For Web display, the original scans of the Witbeck, C. W., Photograph Collection were converted by the Electronic Archives staff to JPEG images in June 2012.

Rights Management:

All copyright and intellectual property rights to the Witbeck, C. W., Photograph Collection were transferred by Louis Saillard, IV, to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. MDAH asks that each image used in a presentation, display, or publication be accompanied by the following credit statement:

Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Copy Availability:

High-resolution TIFFs of the images may be purchased from MDAH. The MDAH Public Order procedure and fee schedule apply. Consult the Photoreproduction and Digital Imaging policy or contact MDAH Reference Staff for order options as well as information on how to obtain and complete the necessary Public Order forms: 601-576-6876 or refdesk@mdah.ms.gov.