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Collection Title: Ingram-Day Lumber Company Photographs

Collection Number: M291

Dates: ca. 1906-1925

Volume: 30 items

Provenance: Transferred from the de Grummond Children's Collection on January 30, 1990. The photographs were originally part of a collection purchased from the George O. Anderson estate by Linton Glidewell, and donated to the de Grummond Collection in 1989.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

Ingram-Day Lumber Company, located in Lyman, Mississippi (Harrison County), was organized in 1906 by William H. Hatton of New London, Wisconsin; W. H. Day of Dubuque, Iowa; and W. P. Tearse of Winona, Minnesota. The company's first operations consisted of a sawmill with a double circular saw, a re-saw mill with two brick dry kilns, and an electric planing mill. Like most South Mississippi lumber companies, Ingram-Day shipped its goods to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and out of the country. Although its headquarters was in Lyman, the company also harvested long leaf yellow pine from property in west-central Alabama. During its 18-year history, Ingram-Day become one of the largest lumber exporters in Mississippi. In 1925, the company was sold to Batson-Hatten Lumber Company.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains 29 photographs depicting the type of timber, primarily white oak and long leaf pine, that was harvested by the Ingram-Day Lumber Company in Lyman, Mississippi (Harrison County). Most of the 5 x 7, black and white photos were taken at Yarbro, Loper, and Woodbluff, in Alabama. However, some were taken in forests in and around Lyman. Not only do the photographs represent the type of timber harvested from 1906 through 1925, but a print of a steamboat on the Tombigbee River and another entitled "Just a Beauty Spot" illustrate the transportation and environment of the time. Included in the collection is the original album, in which the photographs were presented to George Anderson, a company employee. The photographs have been removed from the album, but the original captions that accompanied the prints remain there. Also in the album is an excerpt from "A Forest Hymn" by William Cullen Bryant.

This collection may be useful to researchers investigating the timber industry in Mississippi and Alabama during the early twentieth century.

Photograph Log:

 

M291-1           White Oak Stick in the Tree

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        A man stands next to a huge white oak tree in a forest.

                        The photo's original caption reads "A 30” x 30” x 50' White Oak Stick in the Tree at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-2           Mixed Oak

                        5 X 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        A man in a stand of mixed oak trees is dwarfed by their size. The photo's original caption reads "Mixed Oak at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-3           White Hickory

                        5 x 7                B & W              ca. 1906-1925

                        A man stands next to a large white hickory tree.  The photo's original caption reads "An Unusual White Hickory Near Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-4           A Red Oak and a White Oak

                        5 x 7                 B & W            ca. 1906-1925

                        A grove of red and white oak trees.  The photo's original caption reads "A Red Oak and A White Oak at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-5           Just a Beauty Spot

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A section of the tree-lined banks of the Tombigbee River. The photo's original caption reads "Just a Beauty Spot on the Tombigbee River at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-6           White Oak Trees

                        5 x 7                 B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A lush forest of white oak trees. The photo's original caption reads "White Oak Trees at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-7           Stick of White Oak

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A man stands in front of a huge white oak tree in a forest. The photo's original caption reads "A Stick of White Oak Bigger Than Anyone Can Use"

 

M291-8           Tall Clear-Bodied Hickory Trees

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        Two men stand among tall hickory trees, dwarfed by their size.  The photo's original caption reads "Tall Clear Bodied Hickory Trees at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-9           White Oak and Red Gum

                        5x7                  B&W               ca. 1906-1925

                        Two men pose in a stand of large hardwood trees. The photo's original caption reads "White Oak and Red Gum at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-10         White Oak

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A man looks upward at a tall white oak tree in a stand of hardwoods. The photo's original caption reads "White Oak at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-11         Some Hickory Trees

                        5 x 7                B & w              ca. 1906-1925

                        A man stands in a grove of hickory trees that has obviously been thinned by logging operations. The photo's original caption reads "Some Hickory Trees at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-12         Spanish Moss and Mixed Upland Timber

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A stand of tall, thin, moss-laden trees. The photo's original caption reads "Spanish Moss and Mixed Upland Timber at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-13         Yellow Pine Trees

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        Two pine trees in a stand of hardwoods. The photo's original caption reads "Two Big Soft Clear Short Leaf Yellow Pine Trees at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-14         Steamboat on the Tombigbee

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        The steamboat, "Peerless" stops to take on passengers. The photo's original caption reads "The Steamboat on the Tombigbee River at Woodbluff, Alabama"

 

M291-15         Long Leaf Pines

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        Two large long leaf pine trees in the midst of a pine forest. The photo's original caption reads "Two Big Long Leaf Trees"

 

M291-16         Small Long Leaf Pines

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        A stand of tall, slender long leaf pine trees.    A child standing among the trees dramatizes their enormous height. The photo's original caption reads "Small Long Leaf at Lyman, Mississippi"

 

M291-17         Long Leaf Yellow Pine Stick

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        A little girl stands next to a huge yellow pine tree.  The photo's original caption reads "A 24" x 24" x 70' Dense Heart Long Leaf Yellow Pine Stick in the Tree"

 

M291-18         Yellow Pine Forest

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        A fairly thick stand of yellow pine trees. The photo's original caption reads "Long Leaf Yellow Pine"

 

M291-19         An Unusual Long Leaf

                        5 x 7                 B & W            ca. 1906-1925

                        A tall, straight yellow pine tree in a pine grove. The photo's original caption reads "An Unusual View of Very Large Long Bodied Long Leaf at Yarbo, Alabama"

 

M291-20         Large Pine Trees

                        5 X 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        Large pine trees against a backdrop of smaller ones.  The photo's original caption reads "A Few Big Ones at Yarbo, Alabama"

 

M291-21         More Long Leaf Pines

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        The photo's original caption reads "Tall Straight Long Leaf in a 'Flat' at Yarbo, Alabama"

 

M291-22         Big Pines

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        A woman and a child stand in a grove of large pine trees. The photo's original caption reads "Big 'Bill Stuff' at Loper, Alabama"

 

M291-23         Pitch Pine Trees

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        Pitch pines are named for the resin produced by the trees. The photo's original caption reads "Pitch Pine Trees at Lyman, Mississippi"

 

M291-24         Long Leaf Forest

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A child stands in a dense grove of long leaf pine trees. The photo's original caption reads "Long Leaf at Yarbo, Alabama"

 

M291-25         Pine Logs

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A logger stands next to a long leaf pine log approximately four feet in diameter. Other logs in the photo are somewhat smaller. The photo's original caption reads "A Ramp of 'Special Bill' Long Leaf Logs at Yarbo, Alabama"

 

M291-26         Dense Yellow Pine Forest

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A particularly thick stand of yellow pine trees. The photo's original caption reads "Dense Close Grained Long Leaf at Yarbo, Alabama"

 

M291-27         Pitch Pine Poles

                        5 x 7                B & W             ca. 1906-1925

                        A stand of very tall, skinny pine trees. The photo's original caption reads "Pitch Pine Poles and Piling at Lyman, Mississippi"

 

M291-28         Gathering Pine Cones

                        5 x 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        Two children gather pine cones in the woods. Nearby, an ax is imbedded in the trunk of a large pine tree. The photo's original caption reads "Long Leaf Yellow Pine in a Park Near Loper, Alabama"

 

M291-29         Long Leaf Piling

                        5 X 7                B & W                         ca. 1906-1925

                        A stand of tall, slender pines.  The photo's original caption reads "Heavy Sticks of Long Leaf Piling, 100’ and Longer"

 

Related Collections:

Goodyear Yellow Pine Company Photographs, M 134

Gilbert H. Hoffman Research Collection, M 272

Major-Sowers Sawmill Photographs, M 292

Weston Lumber Company Photographs, M 293

 


Accession Number: AM02-60

Provenance: Kalani Hoffman

Date of Receipt: October 8, 2002

Volume: 1 item

Dates: 2003-2004

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

One 2003 calendar produced by the Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association. The calendar features two images from the Ingram-Day Lumber Company Photographs; one image from the Major Sowers Lumber Company Photographs, and two images from the Goodyear Yellow Pine Lumber Company Photographs, all of which are housed in the McCain Library and Archives.

A 2004 calendar is included on the back of this item.


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