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This black and white photograph features a three story house with a turret on the left, a balcony on the second floor, a wide front porch and a long set of stairs leading to the porch. People can be seen standing on the porch and children are seated on the side ledges of the stairs. A tree and a solid fence are on the left and other houses are on the right. A sidewalk runs along the front of the house and a fire hydrant with a hose connected and the streetcar line on the unpaved West Capitol Street are also visible. The donor notes about the image, "On the back of the large photograph is listed in Mr. Moseley’s hand: “Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Moseley, Niles and Lonnie, Tom McAlpin, and Nurse Maggie. Tom is Mrs. Moseley’s brother. He was born in 1871, married Florence Green, and died in 1918, with burial in Jackson’s Greenwood Cemetery. The 1910 Census reveals him living in the Moseley household, with employment as a “mail contractor” and relationship as “brother-in-law.” This image reveals an African American “nurse” named Maggie living with the family, which was standard in the social class the Moseley’s were in."
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Residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Moseley, Jackson, Miss.,1906, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Archives and Special Collections Division, Mississippi State University