Gulf Coast Album: A Journey in Historic Photographs 1899-2011 From New Orleans Across the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Mobile
Charles L. Sullivan
On August 29, 2005, Katrina destroyed 65,000 homes and 65,000 family albums on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This Gulf Coast Album contains a selection of the best of 46,000 images taken principally from two Coast photographic collections. Together they span the period 1925 through 1980. The two collections are the C.C. "Tex" Hamill Down South Magazine Collection and the Dixie Press Collection. In preserving the images of a world now gone for those who once lived there and for those who, after Katrina, never can, this Album makes a vital contribution to the history of the Coast.