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From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of S. G. Thigpen wearing a dark suit while sitting down at a desk with papers in his hand. In front of him are a microphone reading “WRJW” and radio equipment.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of S. G. Thigpen, a boy, a man behind a desk and a woman sitting in front of a desk are in the office at Thigpen Hardware Company.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a boy, a man and S. G. Thigpen stand in Thigpen Hardware Company Office. Belts hang in the back top left.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a close shot of a billboard in a field for Thigpen Hardware Co. The sign reads “4 Miles To Thigpen Hardware Co. Picayune Miss. Everything to Build Anything Do - It - Yourself Materials. Lumber - Building Materials.”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a billboard in a field for Thigpen Hardware Co. with an automobile parked on the street on the right. Sign reads “4 Miles To Thigpen Hardware Co. Picayune Miss. Everything to Build Anything Do - It - Yourself Materials. Lumber - Building Materials.”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of many men standing on the ground and on wooden scaffolds. Brick and other debris cover the ground. The men on the scaffold to the left are building a brick wall. In the background is a truck and a warehouse.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Thigpen’s Building Materials truck parked.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a man driving a horse and buggy on the street in front of Thigpen Hardware Company.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the front window of Thigpen Hardware Furniture. Several suitcases and other items are on display. A woman looking through the window is holding the handle of a stroller where a child sits.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a warehouse with an exposed, open side where lumber is stacked. A man is standing on the bottom, left corner.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a horse and buggy parked near a door on a brick wall and a post marked “Hitching Post Thigpen Hardware”.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a man driving a horse and buggy parked on the street in front of Thigpen Hardware Company. Three youths stand to the left of the buggy while two youths stand near the door of the store.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a Thigpen Hardware Co. truck. Two men are leaning against the truck. Various sacks are on the back of the truck. Sign on the side of truck reads, “Lumber Building Materials Electrical...”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a truck and a car parked outside the Thigpen Buildings.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Thigpen employees lined up. Nine men and five women stand in front of a brick wall.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Thigpen employees lined up. Twelve men and three women stand in front of Thigpen Hardware Company.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of S. G. Thigpen wearing a dark suit while sitting down at a desk with papers in his hand.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of S. G. Thigpen wearing a dark suit while sitting down at a desk looking through papers.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of S. G. Thigpen wearing a dark suit while sitting down at a desk with papers in his hand. In front of him are a microphone reading “WRJW” and radio equipment.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of an exterior view of Thigpen Hardware Company. A sign is painted on the brick exterior. Several automobiles are parked on the street.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a sawmill building with lumber extending outward. Caption says: “Last steam saw mill at Gainesville. Mill owned by Oscar Dean. Picture Taken in 1921. Near present boat house south of the Rouchon house - Building t-425. Picture furnished by Oscar D. Dean, Sr., Pearl River, Louisiana.”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Three men standing and two men sitting near the remains of some machinery. Caption reads: “The remains of a stern-wheeler cotton boat on the East Pearl River. Shown in picture standing are Mr. Schultheis, Sr., John Schultheis and T. A. Dean. Sitting are O. D. Dean, Sr. and H. D. Dean. Picture taken in 1905 in front of present Jones house, Building T-302. Picture furnished by O. D. Dean, Sr., Pearl River, Louisiana.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Little Pete Thigpen, Tom Thigpen, Little Minnie Dean, Mr. Tom Thigpen, Little Alice Dean, Mrs. Oscar Dean with O. D., Jr. in her arms and Mrs. Thigpen (Tom Thigpen’s mother). Sunday afternoon of picture taking on the East Pearl. Upper right side of the picture shows cedar tree that now stands near the Rouchon building - T-425 - this tree has a wisteria vine on it at the present time. Picture furnished by Oscar D. Dean, Sr., Pearl River, Louisiana.”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a body of water surrounded by trees and rung by a high sand bar. A wooden staircase is in the foreground on the left.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of two men standing next to a large pile of quartered wood. Two Bulls are standing. The man on the right is in a white shirt, suspenders and dark hat. The man on the left is in a dark suit and dark hat. Written on the back is “Mrs. Ethel Eves Reid, Rt. 3 Box 96, Picayune, MS”

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a man standing in the woods with his left hand on his hip and his right hand holding a length of wood. The man is wearing a hat, glasses, light shirt and gray pants. Caption on the back says “Stockstill”.

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a small boy standing near a wagon pulled by a team of bulls. Four barrels are on the wagon. Conflicting captions are written on the back, varying in when the picture was taken, what is in the barrels, and other information. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "This picture made in 1896 shows ox team hauling rosin to the Simmons still in Picayune. The team belonged to Mr. Jesse M. Davis."

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of two men logging in Caesar. One man stands near a team of oxen hitched to a wagon loaded with several large logs. A man is sitting on the logs. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "Logging at Caesar in 1910."

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a large group of people lined up in a “V” pattern with a woman in the center. Caption on the back explains this is the Pearson family and home. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "Old home and family of H. L. Pearson. H. L. Pearson was the third white man to settle in the big interior area east of Picayune. His widow, shown in the center, was almost a hundred years old when this picture was taken. In the rear is the old time log house, the home of this family for almost a century."

From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a log home. Caption on the back explains “An early day Pearl River County house still being used.” Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "A log house, typical of this area 100 years ago, build by Alex Dossett about 90 years ago and now standing on the Dossett old place 12 miles southeast of Picayune and belonging to B. L. Dossett, a grandson whose home is nearby. Note the old time clay and stick chimney, the old time cow hide bottom chairs on the porch, and the heart pine log sills and foundation blocks."

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