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This postcard is a color illustration of the Lamar Mutual Life and Pythian Castle buildings in Jackson, Mississippi. The Pythian Castle of the Knights of Pythias is on the left and the Lamar Mutual Life building is on the right. A storefront named "the Crescent" is on the left of the castle. The Crescent and the Pythian castle are stone structures, the castle being the tallest. The Crescent has it's name on an awning at the front entrance and the castle has a flag hanging from the second story window. the Lamar Mutual Life building is a two story structure with a four white columns across the front and their name engraved across the front. A crowd of people in early twentieth century clothing are gathered on the sidewalk in front of the row of buildings. The title of the card is printed along the top of the image. The back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Lutie Marks in Greenville, Mississippi. The card is postmarked Jackson, Miss., February 16, 1911 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written sideways on the left half of the card. [see transcription]
I will write you tonight as we all went to the wedding last night I did not have time got home at 11 oclock M. [sic]
Eyrich and Co., Jackson, Miss.
Postcards; Historical buildings
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 Coastal Region
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Lamar Mutual Life and Pythian Castle, Jackson, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University