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).

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