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This postcard features the Institute for the Blind in Jackson, Mississippi, a three story building with a clock tower, two balconies and dormers along the front of the roof. Trees are on the lawn in front of the building. On March 2, 1848, the Institution for the Instruction of the Blind was officially established by the State Legislature with an appropriation of $2500. Since its establishment, the school has been known by several names: Institute for the Blind, Asylum for the Blind, and Mississippi School for the Blind. This was the second site of the Institute for the Blind built in 1881 at the northwest corner of Fortification and North State Streets. It would be the home of school for the next 70 years before it was moved to Eastover Drive. The title for the card is printed along the bottom right of the image. The back of the card is addressed to Miss Liden Owens in Grenada, Mississippi. The card is postmarked Jackson, Miss., October 11, 1912 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]


How are you all anyway? Do you ever give me any thought? I am very much pleased down here. Everything is lively--getting a full move on them. Children are dellighted and we are so pleasantly located. How is Maggie and Mr. James? Give her my love. How is your dear mama and yourself? Love to you both. Remember me to all in the store and to Miss Winter and hello to everybody. Write to me soon. May V.S. K.

Publication Date



S. H. Kress and Co.

Time Period



Postcards; School buildings


schools for the blind; Jackson, MS

Geographic Location

Jackson, (Miss.)

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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



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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


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Blind Institute, Jackson, Mississippi