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Collection Description

The Lochinvar Photograph Album collection consists of an original album of 46 albumen print photographs, ca. 1880-1891, documenting Lochinvar, the plantation home of Robert Gordon and his son, Col. James Gordon, of Pontotoc County, Mississippi. The anonymous photographer captured images of the exterior and interior of the house, various family members, ex-slaves and their quarters, the grounds around the house, and hunting scenes.

Image Description

Descriptions of some of the photographs, apparently written by one of the women who appears in them, are in quotation marks. Other images were described by the curator. Descriptions may be accessed through keyword search on the Web site and by subject headings through the MDAH online catalog.


The album was purchased by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History from the Jenkins Company of Austin, Texas, in 1984. Copy negatives of the 46 photographic prints attached to the pages of the album were produced by MDAH in September 1987. The MDAH Image and Sound section scanned the pages of the album as preservation-quality TIFF images in June 2009. These were then converted to Web-friendly, JPEG images by the Electronic Archives section and made available online within the MDAH Electronic Archives Graphic User Interface in October 2009.


Gordon, James. 1903. "Biographical Memoranda in Reference to Col. James Gordon." Gordon, James, Subject File, MDAH.

Lochinvar Photograph Album Control Folder, Image and Sound Section, Archives and Records Services Division, MDAH.

Lochinvar Subject File, MDAH.

Pontotoc County Historical Society. 1999. Cemeteries of Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Jackson, Miss.: Express Printing.