Worsham (Clifford G.) Photograph Album PI/1997.0003

The album holds 112 photographs of 1939-1940 construction projects at Tishomingo State Park collected by Clifford Green Worsham, senior engineering foreman. The photographs document Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers building a swimming pool, a dam, and a swinging bridge and also relaxing at the lodge. The album includes images of young people exploring the park that were later used in publicity folders.

Named after a Chickasaw Indian Chief, Tishomingo State Park is just off the Natchez Trace Parkway in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. The CCC, also known as Roosevelt's Tree Army, constructed the lodge and other buildings in the National Park Service Rustic Style from 1935 through the park's opening in 1938, then proceeded with the projects documented in Worsham's album in 1939-40. Many of the original structures survive to the present day.

Collection Description General & Tech Data Catalog Record

Image Arrangement and Numbering

The pages of the Worsham (Clifford G.) Album were scanned in their original order. The blank verso of the title page was not scanned. The donor numbered the pages consecutively.

Technical Details

Digital Photographs: The original scans of the Worsham (Clifford G.) Photograph Album 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, 24-bit RGB TIFF files at 600 pixels per inch.

Conversion: For Web display, the original scans of the Worsham (Clifford G.) Photograph Album were converted to Zoomify JPEG images in August 2010.


There are no known restrictions on use of images within the Worsham (Clifford G.) Photograph Album. 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

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Copy Availability

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