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This postcard features a color illustration of the Poindexter School in Jackson, Mississippi. The students and teachers are posing in front of the two story school. The building features arched windows and an arched entrance, a bell tower, and two wide chimneys. Originally called the West Jackson School when it opened in 1897, Poindexter School was the Jackson district’s second graded school for whites (after Central School, which opened in 1889). It was renamed Poindexter School in 1903 after George Poindexter (1779-1855). the title of the card is printed in the upper left edge of the image. The back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Sara Russell in Decatur, Mississippi. The card is postmarked Newton, Mississippi, May 3, 1910 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed upside down in the upper right corner. An inscription is written sideways on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
Dear Sara, I guess you think I have forgotten you but I have not, have just come from hickory. Am coming to see some time. Come to see me. Lila [sic]
Postcards; School buildings
schools; Jackson, MS
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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Poindexter School, Jackson, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University