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This postcard features a color illustration of Smith Park in Jackson, Mississippi, a green space with several trees and sidewalks that surround it. The title of the card is printed sideways on the right edge of the card. An inscription is written in the "sky" of the image and along the bottom edge of the image. A postmark for Brookhaven, August 19, 1913 is stamped upside down near the center of the image. The back of the card is addressed to Miss Aline Jones in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Brookhaven is marked through. The card is postmarked Water Valley, Mississippi, August 18, 1913 and a green, one cent George Washington postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]


[on the back] Water Valley, Miss Aug 17-13 My dear:- I think of you so often and I wait to write you a letter and never get that done. I have kept house all Summer and have had a great deal of company but now I am leaving for Jackson to spend anoher year. I have tomorrow and My! how I do dread it. I have burned a truck of family letters and it smokes me so blue to go over the family things [on the front at the top] and pack them up. We may close the home this winter and it makes it so hard to pack on uncertainty and hard any way. Please write me at Belhaven for I will be so lonesome until School opens. Tell me your plans too, won't you. Yours with love Blair [on the front along the bottom] You will think I am blue all the time but I am not. You realize now why I was so blue last Summer. [sic]

Publication Date



N E Paper and Stat'y, Co. Specialty Printers, Ayer, Mass.

Time Period



Postcards; Parks


Parks; City parks; Jackson, MS

Geographic Location

Jackson, (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 4, Mississippi Capitol Region



Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


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Smith Park, Jackson, Mississippi