Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mon Petit Chou Chou

Photo by Luther Myles Hamilton (Sr. & Jr.) of Crystal Springs.  Date unknown, from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Hamilton Sr. was born in Dentville, MS.  When he was just 8 years old, Luther's father died, and the youngster was sent to work in the mills in Wesson.  As a young man, he trained with his uncle to be a photographer, and he later opened up his own studio in Crystal Springs.  His son eventually joined the business. The collection consists of almost 1,000 prints, including one from 1901. This is a shining example of one of Copiah County's best: cabbage and lots of it!

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