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