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Image Arrangement and Numbering

Within each of the two collections the photographs were maintained in the order in which they were received and assigned consecutive numbers by the curator. In PI/PEN/P37.4 there are several duplicate prints made from the same negatives. The curator selected one representative print from each group of duplicates to be scanned, so there are seventy-five images from eighty-six prints.

Technical Details

The original scans of the Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman) Photo Collections were made by the Image & Sound Section staff February-May 2008, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees' approved imaging procedures, following ANSI/AIIM recommended practice. The photographs were scanned as 24-bit RGB uncompressed TIFFs at 600 ppi. For Web display, the original scans of the Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman) Photo Collection were converted to JPEGs by the Electronic Archives Section.

Suggested Bibliographic Citation

MDAH suggests that citations for images from the Web-enabled version of the Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman) Photo Collections include the following elements: collection name, unique image no., agency name, date of last Web page revision, <Image URL> (date viewed).

Rights Management

There are no known restrictions on use of images within the Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman) Photo Collections. 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. 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 refdesk@mdah.state.ms.us.