MAY 3, 2009

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 3, 2009

Two signs and several buildings tell a bit about Vicksburg in the 1950s era. The Tilghman building was on Clay and Washington streets and once housed the telephone office. The sign out front advertised the Old Southern Tea Room, which was internationally famous, and next door was Werleins for Music, which was demolished and Unifirst Savings and Loan, built on the site. It later was the headquarters for the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The photo is from the Old Court House Museum collection.

Historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg are featured on Sundays in The Vicksburg Post. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of the collection given to the museum by longtime Vicksburg Post managing editor Charles J. Faulk. Appropriate photos from the public will also be accepted and published. To submit a photo, contact Karen Gamble at 636-4545.

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