Kay Bogan



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This postcard, dated May 1, 1945, is written from Kay Bogan in Meridian, Mississippi to her mother, Catherine F. Bogan in West Point, Mississippi. The note describes how good it was to see her recently and what her dentist appointment was like. The card is postmarked, Meridian, Mississippi, May 2, 1945 and includes a green one cent postage stamp. The front of the postcard is a cartoon depiction of a man wearing eyeglasses and a graduation cap with a tobacco pipe in his mouth and a book in his hands. The books is backwards and upside down and reads "How to be Smart". The title across the top of the postcard reads "This is CBS...The Columbia Broadcasting System" and "Tom Howard" is behind the cartoon man. The postcard description text on the back reads "Phillip Morris presents IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT...a hilarious quiz where Tom Howard and his daffy team of experts prove that it pays to listen! Tune In Every Friday!"

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Time Period



Postcards; Correspondence


Through the Lines: Letters From the Homefront, 1917-1945

Geographic Location

Meridian, (Miss.)

Object Type


Format (original)

Correspondence: 2 leaves

Format (digital)


Digital ID



Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Bogan (William Neill, Jr.) Papers, Box 1, Folder 20-22



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Postcard, Kay Bogan, Jr., to Her Mother, Catherine F. Bogan, May 1, 1945
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