Thomas Harding was born July 7, 1911, at Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Thomas Harding II, an architect, and Mary Rice Harding. Following his education at St. Andrews Cathedral, Little Rock High School, and Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri, he practiced architecture with his father. During World War II Harding served with the Air Force in North Africa and Italy. After his discharge in 1945, Harding opened a photography studio in Little Rock.

In 1964 Harding sold his Little Rock studio and moved to New York where he was associated with the prestigious Bachrach studio. He returned to Little Rock in 1970 and again opened a commercial and portrait studio. His company has provided photography for most of the advertising agencies in Arkansas as well as numerous national accounts. The portrait division photographed individually over 200 prominent Arkansas lawyers for the Arkansas Bar Association Wall of Fame, several thousand bankers, doctors, and other professionals.

Harding closed his studio in June 1982 to retire and devote his time to several hobbies, including pinhole photography and water color painting. He published two books, One Room Schoolhouses of Arkansas As Seen Through a Pinhole (UA Press, 1993) and An Outhouse by Any Other Name (August House Publishers, 1999). Harding died August 4, 2002, and is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Little Rock


Submissions from 2020



Berg, Mrs. George

Blackwell, Lawrence

Brown, Charlie

Brown, Freddie

Buttry, Jim


Commercial National Bank: Annual report: employees

Commercial National Bank: Annual report: Julian Blass

Cromwell, Ed

Cromwell, Neyland, Truemper, Levy and Gatchell, Inc. office staff candids

Ellison, Vi

FABCO (First American Bankstock Corporation) bldg.

Federal Home Loan Bank

First National Bank: First National Guard billboard

First National Bank: First National Guard family portrait

First National Bank: Groups

First National Bank: Group with Joy Greer

Foley, Jack

Freeman, Mrs. Jay

Grace, W. R.

Gray, Thomas

Group of 3 unidentified men

Hawkins, Jim

Holsom Big Red Bread

Holy Souls: Graduates

Ideal bread, boy and bread

Ingram, Howard

Jackson, John

Jim Jackson Companies: Christmas card group


LaFollette, Mrs. Robert

Lammers, Janet

Ligon, Ed

Little Rock Club: Kitchen, dining room

Marshall, Joe

Marshall, Mrs. Joe

Matthews, John


McGeorge Construction Company: Big shovel

McKay: Cambridge Place, Mr. & Mrs. B. Ames

Means, Jane

Meyer's Bakery

Mills, Dennis

Miss Arkansas: Marilyn Morgan

Mitchell, Billy

Moses, James


Nestrud, Peggy

Orr, Bill

Ouary, Byron

People's Saving & Loan Association: Building exterior

Photo of a Russel painting entitled "The Last Stand"

Photo of Bishop McDonald

Photo of note board


Rieff, Del

Robinson, Dana

Rowland, Lisa

Shults, Gay

Smith, Thomas

Spitzberg, Henry

Steinert, Sandra

Stewart, Jennie

Tait, Shelly

"T" Hanger, North Little Rock airport: Exterior

Thomas, Fifi

Tom Hinton-Sunbeam bread, hamburger rolls

Transformer on ground-zoom


Union National Bank group: Frances Heard, Garland Binns

Union National Bank: Jay Freeman

Winborn, Hardy

Worthen Bank: Mother, child at home, mother, child at branch

W. wine

Submissions from 1983

Eilbott, R.A.

Submissions from 1982

Admire, Jim

Aluminum kitchen utensils, Black & white


Armstrong, Rusty

Baker, John

Baldock, Bob

Barden, Steve

Benafield, Buddy

Besser, Sanford

Bettis, Vicki

Blackstone, Bob

Blue Cross Blue Shield: Group of 4 men

Bradbury, Curtis

Brookfield, Morgan

Brown, Adrian

Brown, Ralph

Brown, Robert

Butcher, R.K., gas grill, ladies, H & S

Cathy, Chuck

Clinton, Bill

Cockcroft, David

Cook, Charles

Crain, Carol