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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Scanning Mississippi History.

We come across some pretty interesting things here at the Library Commission -- in fact, I think that's putting it mildly. As I was scanning something yesterday, I saw some of the more curious things saved in my scans folder, and thought you might want to enjoy them as well.

A postcard from the State Insane Hospital (as it was known then):

An ad for the Aloha Restaurant and Waikiki Lounge in Jackson:

Really hate your dinner guests? Consider these utensil pistols:

I saved the best for last. This is by far my favorite Mississippi governor's portrait: Governor Cliff Finch in a hot tub. Note the reflection in the mirror:

Looking for something weird or wacky? Let us know!

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