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This color postcard features Tung Oil trees in a grove. The title along the upper right reads "Tung Oil Trees in Mississippi" and the title along the bottom of the card reads "Greetings from Picayune, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Picayune, Miss Jan. 20, 1943. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mrs. Etta M. Slattery in Knoxville, Tennessee. "Jan. 22, 1943" is handwritten along the upper part of the card. "pds 15" is written in ink below the stamp.
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How do you like the Tung oil trees? They grow here abundantly. Paint is made from the Tung nuts. Thanks so much for the pretty L-L. Come again. Mrs. A. K. Bennett Picayune, Miss.
C. T. Art-Colortone
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Gulf Coast Sub-Collection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University