Downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi -- 1968-1969

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In this monograph I have selected some of my photographs of downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They are primarily from 1968 -- 1969; I was 25/26 years old at the time. This was the Hattiesburg business district still concentrated in the location where it was originally formed. It was pedestrian friendly, populated by many wonderful small businesses, and had a unique local flavor.
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About Harry Calvin Ward

About the Author

Harry Calvin Ward was born 27 May 1943 in Bay St. Louis, MS. He grew up in Bay St. Louis and New Orleans. He received his B.A. Degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.A. Degree from East Tennessee State University.
Mr. Ward taught art at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1967 to 2005, retiring as Professor Emeritus of Art. He twice received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he taught as part of the studio faculty and was past Chairman of the Department of Art.

As an artist, Mr. Ward’s exhibition record included regional, national and international exhibitions and his awards included: The Southern Contemporary Exhibition Award, Johnson City, TN; The Richard Crosby Award in the 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Covington, LA; The Award of Merit for best single entry in The Mississippi Competitive Exhibition, Jackson, MS.

Richmond Barthé, noted American sculptor and native of Bay St. Louis, MS was part of Mr. Ward’s focus as an art educator. He established the Richmond Barthé Collection in the University of Southern Mississippi Archives and was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of two of Barthé’s pieces for the University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art Permanent Collection. Additionally, he was also instrumental in the realization of the National Small Sculpture Exhibition, which took place in Hattiesburg, MS.

As an amateur photographer, Mr. Ward's mind's eye always seems to be drawn to the documentation of his environment. The e-book is his chosen format for sharing some of the records of his daily walks.

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Review by: Mike White on Aug. 26, 2016 :
It's great to see all of these photographs featuring an area that not a lot of people know about from the perspective of someone who really knows the place. Some areas have been portrayed extensively. Others need to be studied more.
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