The Gaither Spradling Library houses hundreds of photographs from Itawamba County's past. As an ongoing project, the society will be publishing these photographs online. If you have old photographs from Itawamba County's past, please consider sharing them with the society and fellow researchers. Photograph copies may be mailed to the society at: PO Box 7, Mantachie, MS 38855. Scanned images may also be emailed to the society. The society will publish submitted photographs in the online collection, and also place a copy in the Gaither Spradling Library.


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The Barber family of Centerville Community north of Mantachie
David H. Beard at work in his shoe repair shop in Fulton during the 1920s
Centerville School group during the 1920s
Centerville School House and Group ca. 1918
The Cockrell String Band of Itawamba County at a Woodman of the World meeting at the Lee County Courthouse in Tupelo
Laying of the Cornerstone at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton during 1921. The village of Fulton is pictured in the background
The Malachai Crawford Cummings home (Sunny Dell) north of Fulton.
Evergreen's First Automobile
Dance Recital Group in front of Itawamba Agricultural High School ca. 1923
Jessie S. Sheffield (son of Adam Sheffield) and wife Minnie Caroline Shields. Jessie S. Sheffield was born during 1862 in Clarke County, Alabama and died on December 25, 1934. He was buried in Ozark Cemetery north of Mantachie. Minnie Caroline was the daughter of John William and Sarah Jane Nichols Shields
The old Itawamba Agricultural High School Administration Building ca. 1955
Itawamba Agricultural High School ca. 1925. The Mississippian Railway tracks are in the foreground
Mantachie Street Scene ca. 1918 (Al Grissom, rural mail carrier is in wagon)
Dr. Newman Waldrop Nanney with wife Vivian and children Syble and Halovee at their new home at Mantachie ca. 1913
Congressman John Elliott Rankin speaking to citizens on the Fulton town square.Rankin was born March 29, 1882 and died November 26, 1960. He was the son of Thomas Braxton and Venola Modeste Rutledge Rankin
Old tintype portrait of two women from an old family trunk belonging to the John Thomas Riley family. These two women are probably Cason sisters
Old tintype portrait from an old family trunk belonging to the John Thomas Riley family. This is probably John Thomas Riley
The Alfred Henry Rutledge family in front of their home in the Cardsville community.
William Sheffield, son of Adam Sheffield of Wilcox County, Alabama settled west of Fulton on Mantachie Creek. He was born March 5, 1842 in Wilcox County, Alabama and died September 20, 1916 in Itawamba County. His wife was Charity Truett Brown, a Civil War widow
A candidate speaking at White Springs Resort south of Fulton during the 1890s
Newly opened Bankhead Highway in Itawamba County west of Fulton. The photo taken atop River Hill west of Fulton looking east
Ruth Boren with other children playing at an old abandoned steam mill at old Center Star near Mantachie ca. 1910
James M. "Duff" Cockrell and wife Sallie Ford. James M. "Duff" Cockrell was the son of Elum and Caroline Devaughn Cockrell. He was born February 1860 and died in Arkansas. Sallie Ford was the daughter of Dr. Ford of Mantachie
Samuel Mansfield Franks Portrait. Samuel Mansfield Franks was born February 8, 1880 in Itawamba County and died August 11, 1946. He was the son of William and Margaret Caroline McGowan Franks
The town square in Fulton during the 1890s. This view is looking north from Wiygul Street showing Gaither Street. The brick building in the background is Gaither Bros. Store at the corner of Main and Gaither streets

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