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This postcard features a black and white image of Peace Street in Canton, Mississippi during the busy season. There is some color tipped in on three of the buildings. The street is crowded with wagons loaded with goods being pulled by horses. A row of buildings are seen on the left side of the road and some trees and at least one building are seen on the right side. An 'x' is written above the first store on the left that has been colored orange and another "x" is above the building on the right that has been colored in as dark orange or red. An inscription is written across the top of the image and the title of the card is printed along the bottom of the card with the date, 1/23/12 written beside it. The back of the postcard is addressed to H. W. Rutherford in East Somerville, Massachusetts. The card is postmarked Canton, Miss. January 22, 1912 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]


[front the front] The store with the cross marks is where I work. Across from the store wher you see another cross is the cour house and is a very pretty spot. B. F. G. [from the back] 1/23/12 Friend harry Letter rec'd. Found same quite interesting. weather very pleasant somewhat like spring. As soon as I can get a breathing spell will answer your letter. Regards, B. F. G.

Publication Date



E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee

Time Period



Postcards; Streets


streets; Canton, MS

Geographic Location

Canton, (Miss.)

Object Type


Format (original)


Format (digital)


Digital ID



Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Box 3: Mississippi Capitol Region



Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


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Peace Street, Canton, Mississippi, During Busy Season