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From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a crowd of people standing in front of Thigpen Hardware Company facing the building. Several cars are parked on the street.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of buildings in Picayune. From right to left, Picayune Variety Store, J. E. Mitchell, empty building, Thigpen-Whitfield Hardware Co. Five cars and one truck are parked on the street.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the front of Thigpen Hardware Company, signage also reads “Tung Oil Paints,” “Lumber” “Building Materials, “Farm Supplies.” An automobile is driving from the right and various automobiles are lining the street.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Thigpen Hardware building; lower floor windows read “Thigpen Hardware” as well as “Frigidare” and “Furniture.” Upper floor windows read “B.C. Cox Notary,” Realtor Public” on the left and “Thigpen & Stewart” “Attorney’s At Law” on the right. One automobile is parked on the street out front. A woman is walking on the sidewalk facing right. The Thigpen Hardware Company building is on the right of the photograph.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the front of Thigpen Hardware Company, signage also reads “Tung Oil Paints,” “Lumber” “Building Materials, “Supplies and “Lumber.” An automobile is driving from the left.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the front of Thigpen Hardware Company, signage also reads “Tung Oil Paints,” “Lumber” “Building Materials, “Supplies, and “Lumber.” Four automobiles are lining the street in front of the store.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a streetview of Thigpen Hardware Co. Company name on sign is written in large letters with “Lumber, Building Materials, Electrical Appliances, Furniture” in smaller letters. Four automobiles are parked in front along the street and three men are standing outside the building.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a partial streetview of Thigpen Hardware Co. A large company sign is on the building. Three automobiles are parked on the street. Many people are in front of store in shadow of overhang.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a street view of buildings in Picayune. Seen are The Picayune Variety store and J.E. Mitchell. Automobiles line the street.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Thigpen Hardware Co. Building Materials Warehouse. A truck is parked near the front. Signs on side of warehouse reads: “Everything to Build Anything Thigpen Hardware Co., Building Materials Warehouse Picayune Miss.”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Thigpen Hardware Co. Lumber Warehouse. Five cars are parked along the street. Building materials are stacked behind a chain link fence. Warehouse is on the left. Other buildings are in the background.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of several cars parked behind Thigpen Hardware Warehouse. A man is standing between the cars. The warehouse's door is open and a man is walking from it. Near the bottom of the photograph are rolls of fencing and a “Slow” sign in front of a chain link fence.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the storefronts of Thigpen’s Builder’s Supplies and Thigpen’s Furniture. An automobile is parked in front of the furniture store. Snow is falling and covering the street and automobile. Several people are walking on the sidewalk.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of automobiles parked at Thigpen Hardware Co. Warehouse. Two cars are parked on the street and several others are parked along the left side. Various items are stacked behind a chain link fence next to the warehouse.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of two trucks behind a building near an open loading dock. Three men are standing near the opening.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of several displays in a warehouse. Three boys are in the foreground while people are standing around each display.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Appliances, Parts and Service area of Thigpen’s Hardware Co. Two trucks are parked in the foreground. Four men are standing near the doorway.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of four automobiles parked on the left, one is parked in the middle, and one is parked on the right. A car and truck are parked near the building in the background. Two men are standing in the far left background. The wall in the background reads “For Our Customers Free Parking Thigpen Hardware Co.” Two other signs are on the on the wall.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Col. L. O. Crosby, Sr. walking on the bottom left wearing a hat, white shirt and dark pants. An automobile is on the left in front of a wooden fence. An “L” shaped barn is in the background.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Picayune YMCA Swimming Pool. Many people are swimming or sitting on benches on the far side of the pool. Children are lined up to use three diving boards, one high and two low. The pool is surrounded by a chain link fence. Buildings are visible in the background. The caption on the back of the photo gives the history of the YMCA. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "Picayune YMCA was established in 1928. In purpose and guiding principle it is, as the name implies, Christian. All ages compose its membership. Over 400 boys take part in the baseball program each year, over 400 in the football program, many in the basketball program, the teen-age center is the meeting place for many hundreds of young people. Tennis, bowling, the annual Gulf Coast invitational basketball tournament, swimming, and shuffleboard are among the other activities. The 'Y' has been a great influence in the life of Picayune."

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a street view of Thigpen Hardware Co. Lumber warehouse behind a chain link fence. Several cars are parked around the fence. A man leans against one car on the right where Thigpen Hardware Co. can be seen in the background.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of an aerial shot of Picayune High School and stadium. The junior high school is in the upper right. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "Picayune High School with modern stadium in the rear and junior high school in the upper right hand corner."

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of an automobile driving down a rural road. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "A rural road out from Picayune in tung blossom time."

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Picayune YMCA Swimming Pool. There are three diving boards, one high and two low. The pool is surrounded by a chain link fence. Buildings are visible in the background.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Picayune high school auditorium, taken from the back of the auditorium. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "Inside the new modern high school auditorium with 1300 seating capacity showing over 300 students on the big stage."

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Sarah Carroll in a portrait wearing glasses, a bonnet and dress. Photograph and caption are included in Work and Play in Grandpa’s Day by S. G. Thigpen.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of O. D. Dean, Sr. in a boat. According to the caption, Dean is preparing to dock at the rear of the [present location of ] the Rouchon Building in Picayune, MS.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Morris Cuevas standing next to a small cart with eight goats hitched to it. Caption on back reads, “Morris Cuevas, Picayune.”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Carver/Peterman House. Caption included reads “The last of Old Gainesville. Home built in 1865 by the Carver family and later owned by J. H. Peterman. It was located on the Lower Gainesville Road approximately 200 yards east of the East Pearl River. Picture furnished by O. D. Dean, Sr., Pearl River, Louisiana. [handwritten] House now used as office in NASA area in Gainesville.”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of approximately ten automobiles and dozens of people gathered in Picayune, MS. In the background are buildings, including “City Drug Store” and “The Picayune Item.” Caption on the back reads “Picayune Men Boarding Train for Korean War.”

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