Mississippi Coast Region

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Contributor

Ragusin, Anthony V.

Description

This color postcard features Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island with people depicted walking along the beach toward the building. The title across the top reads "Fort Massachusetts, Ship Island, Near Biloxi, Miss." "Photo by Anthony V Ragusin" is typed along the bottom edge of the card. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for postage stamp placement. The description in the upper left corner reads "Historic Fort Massachusetts was built by the Union Army and Navy during the War between the States. It is fourteen miles directly south of Biloxi. Here on Ship Island, the headquarters for the West Gulf Blockading Squadron for the U. S. Navy was maintained during the War." "$1.50" is written in pencil in the bottom right corner of the card.

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Publication Date

1910

Time Period

1890-1999

Geographic Location

Ship Island, MS

Object Type

image

Format (original)

postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_837_Postcard_Fort-Massachusetts_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Gulf Coast Sub-Collection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Fort Massachusetts, Ship Island

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