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This postcard features a black and white image of the Canton Compress, Canton, Mississippi. A "sea" of compressed cotton bales is seen in the foreground with buildings and smoke stack behind them. The title of the image is printed along the top left of the image. The back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. Jennie Talbut in Valparaiso, Indiana. The card is postmarked Canton, Miss., February 10, 1909 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner of the card. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
Canton Miss. Feb 18 1909 Dear Cousin and All--We are injoying [sic] spring like weather. How are you this winter? Well I hope. May go for a walk this PM. Not long now before we will be returning north. Eva had one Postal from Celia. We are livng on the fat of the land. This is a contented happy home. Regards to friends. Love to you all. Your Cousin M. B.
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
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Canton Compress, Canton, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University