Mississippi Coast Region

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This black and white picture postcard features a horse drawn wagon carrying a bale of cotton. A man in a dark suit and hat is seated on top of the bale. A group of men in dark suits is standing behind the wagon and set of railroad tracks and a two story building are behind the men. A horse drawn buggy is parked in front of the building. The title along the bottom of the card identifies the item as "First Bale of Harrison County Cotton Exported at Gulfport, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for correspondence and address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Gulfport, Mississippi, October 2, 1909. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Miss Alice Dow in Pensacola, Florida.

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Hello Alice, I didn't mean to slight you, I intended writing you a card when I wrote to the other girls but I run out of cards and had to get some more. Ida [sic]

Publication Date

10-2-1909

Time Period

1900-1909

Geographic Location

Gulfport, MS

Object Type

image

Format (original)

postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_837_Postcard_First-Bale-of-Harrison-County-Cotton-Exported-at-Gulfport-Miss_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Gulfport Subcollection

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.

First Bale of Harrison County Cotton Exported at Gulfport, Mississippi

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