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Photographs by Repository

Use the links below to access over 200 photographs of Oxford, Lafayette County and elsewhere in Mississippi, organized by the archive or other source from which they've been drawn:

Detail: Thompson-Chandler House

From the Martin J. Dain Collection, University of Mississippi Library

50 photographs taken in 1961-1962, mostly of Oxford and Lafayette County, by Martin J. Dain, who was explicitly trying to capture images of "Faulkner's County." Left: the Thompson-Chandler house, often identified as a model for the Compson house.

Detail: Interior of Cafe

From the photograph collections at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

24 photographs taken between 1924 and 1942 from five different collections: the E. von Seutter Photograph Collection; the Corinth, Mississippi, Collection; the Coovert Photograph Collection; the Hamilton Photograph Collection; and the Mississippi State Penitentiary Photo Collections.

Detail: Mexican Seasonal Laborers

From the photograph collections at the Library of Congress

80 photographs, mostly from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection, mostly taken between 1880-1915 and 1935-1942.

Detail: Lafayette County Courthouse

From the Special Collections Library, University of Tennessee

25 photographs of Oxford and Lafayette taken during the filming of Intruder in the Dust in 1949. From the Clarence Brown Papers collection.

Detail: Indian Mound at Cornish

From Archeology of Mississippi

2 of Calvin S. Brown's photographs of Indian mounds in Lafayette, both taken in 1913 and published in his 1926 book.

Detail: A Dog-Trot Cabin

From Mississippi: A Guide to the Magnolia State

9 photographs taken during the 1930s by various photographers (including the writer Eudora Welty) and published in 1938 in the Federal Writers' Project's Guide to Mississippi.