Timeon Parchman Farm, 1930s

An historic glimpse...

...inside the walls of one of the most notorious penitentiaries of the South. This collection of photographs taken by Parchman staff during the 1930’s offers unique perspective into the lives of inmates, guards, wardens, and nurses at the Mississippi State Penitentiary throughout the depression era.

A special selection of the total collection has been made available; organized into the categories: Inmates, Farm, and Staff. All photos in this selection are available for purchase as custom prints; simply browse the categories and choose the prints you wish to order. If you have any questions regarding the photos or ordering, please contact us.