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This color postcard features Jefferson Davis's home, Beauvoir. Two green wooden benches are depicted at the two pillars of the marble archway entrance to the courtyard. Historical information about Beauvoir is lettered on each pillar and along the top of the arch. The title of the card reads "'Beauvoir', Jefferson Davis Home, Biloxi, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information. A two cent postage stamp is in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Biloxi, May 10, 1958. The description in the upper left reads, "This view shows "Beauvoir," the last home of President Jefferson Davis of the Southern Confederacy, through the marble archway entrance, erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Jay in Biltmore, North Carolina.
Dear Mom and Dad, Finally getting around to writing you a card. Had a real good trip down. Melany sure was good. She loves the water--She cries
C.T. American Art
Postcards; Beauvoir (Biloxi, Miss)
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Gulf Coast Sub-Collection
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