Capturing the Coast: Chauncey Hinman and the Tourism Industry
The Local History and Genealogy Department of Biloxi Public Library recently received a donation of over 36,000 negatives of weddings, events, families, land aerials, and historic buildings by Chauncey Hinman. Hinman (1913-1989) was a commercial photographer who was active from the late 1940s to the 1980s. During his most active period from the 1950s-1960s, Hinman worked for the magazine Down South. Hinman’s work documents the advances that transformed the Mississippi Gulf COast economy from seafoood industry-centric t tourism-focused.
Once digitized, there will be will an exhibition highlights some of the interesting images from the collection. There will be a discussion of the career of Hinman and the tourism industry of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The public program will feature Dr. Deanne Stephens, Professor of History at University of Southern Mississippi.
Funded project of the Mississippi Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.