Stewart Photograph Collection PI/1992.0006

The collection consists of 258 black-and-white images from prints of glass plate negatives created by amateur photographers (and brothers) Robert Livingston Stewart and William Percy Stewart of Natchez, Mississippi, around 1890-1905. The photographs are primarily of the Natchez area and focus on the Stewart family and activities such as dedication ceremonies, winter storms, floods, steamboats and river scenes.

Collection Description General & Tech Data Catalog Record

Image Arrangement and Numbering

The glass plate negatives in the Stewart Photograph Collection were numbered in the order they were received from the donor.

Technical Details

Digital Photographs: The original scans of the Stewart Photograph Collection prints 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 Stewart Photograph Collection prints were converted to JPEG images in August 2010.

Rights Management

There are no known restrictions on use of images in the Stewart Photograph Collection. 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