Photograph Gallery and Archives

With over 30,000 images, the Garland County Historical Society maintains the largest group of Garland County photographs in existence.

From 1870s’ stereographs by photographer J. F. Kennedy to digital images of the ceremony unveiling the Hot Springs National Park quarter in 2010, our images document the people, places, and events in our area. Our photographs capture the rural portion of the county, including the area now under Lake Ouachita, as well as the city of Hot Springs. In our photographs, you can explore silver mines at Bear City, lift a glass with Al Capone at Happy Hollow Amusement Park, ride into Hot Springs’ depot on the Diamond Jo Railroad, or tour the renovated Hot Springs High School building on Oak Street with former HSHS Trojan (and U.S. President) Bill Clinton.