Daniel, Al Fred, Photograph Collection PI/1999.0001

The Daniel, Al Fred, Photograph Collection consists of 586 photographs from three studios managed by the Albert Frederick Daniel family in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as copy prints of other photographers' work. Most of the photographs were taken in Jackson, although there are groups of images of the tung oil industry in south Mississippi and Boy Scouts at campgrounds around the state. Other subjects include businesses, churches (interior and exterior), colleges, floods, hospitals, politicians, public buildings, schools, and street scenes. Of special interest are panoramic photographs of early floods in downtown Jackson, images of the Mississippi Farmers Market and the Farish Street business district, and multiple images of both the Old Capitol and the Mississippi State Capitol buildings.

Collection Description General & Tech Data Catalog Record

Image Arrangement and Numbering

The photographic curator numbered the prints in the order they were received from Al Fred Daniel. Duplicate prints (made from the same negatives) were not scanned, so there are gaps in the image numbers.

Technical Details

Digital Photographs: The original scans of the Daniel (Al Fred) Photograph Collection were made by the Image & Sound Section staff in 2009-2010, 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, 24-bit RGB (for color prints) and 8-bit Grayscale (for black-and-white prints) TIFF files at 600 pixels per inch.

Conversion: For Web display, the original scans of the Daniel (Al Fred) Photograph Collection were converted to Zoomify JPEG images between 2009 and 2011.


All copyright and intellectual property rights to the Daniel (Al Fred) Photograph Collection were transferred by Al Fred Daniel 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

Publicity and Privacy Rights

MDAH alerts the user to the issue of publicity and privacy rights of subjects represented in these scans. Distinct from copyright, which concerns the owner of the intellectual content, publicity and/or privacy rights apply to individuals who did not sign a contract or release form giving the creator the legal right to use his/her likeness or personal information. Publicity and privacy rights also differ from copyright in that there are not exemptions for Fair Use or educational purposes. These rights are not regulated by federal law but by state statute and common law. When using images from this collection it is the patron's responsibility to determine whether privacy and publicity rights issues may exist and consider the mitigating factors.

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.