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This color postcard features the three and four story buildings on the left side of a street. A sign for “The Edwards” is just below the roof line of the corner building, a Coca-Cola sign on the street level around the corner, and the sign above the first floor of the corner building reads, "McIntyre Brothers Drug Store". Bicycles can also be seen leaning against street poles. The title in the upper right of the card identifies the images as "Capitol Street, East From Depot, Jackson, Mississippi." The donor notes, "Capitol Street, looking East from Union Depot, Jackson, Miss., 1921. The image is horse and buggy and pre-auto and probably dates to 1905. This is a very early exterior on the right of the Edwards House hotel." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for correspondence, postmark, and address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked twice. The postmark at the top of the card is for Newark, Ohio, December 15, 1909 and the postmark across the address is for Dixie, Ohio December 16 with the year illegible. The card is inscribed and is addressed to William Seale in Dixie, Ohio.
Well Will I received your card was glad to hear from you. I got a new pair of skates Saturday wea are all well hoping you are all the same. Come up Christmas. Goodbye your cousin Samuel McDowell [sic]
Postcards; Streets; Buildings; Storefronts; Jackson, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Jackson Subcollection
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