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This color postcard features five men diving from a platform into the gulf. Several people are depicted standing or seated on the pier watching the divers. The title along the top left corner reads "Divers in Action, Biloxi, Miss.--11" The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publication information. A green one cent postage stamp is in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked for Biloxi, Mississippi, April 1, 1935. A description at the top left corner reads "Nowhere is the summer enjoyed more than at Biloxi. The five boys are pictured doing different types of dives from the Hagan and Wachenfeld Bathing piers." The card is inscribed and is addressed to Ben Bertelson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An ink stamp across the middle of the card reads "East Side Office Pay First Wisconsin National Bank 4021 Milwaukee or Order 14012 Bertelson Studio Mrs. H. Bertelson."
Dear Ben, Biloxi is all we expected it to be. The weather is wonderful. The mackerel are biting good and I am going to go fishing tomorrow. I will let you know how I come out. Yours for a good catch. Bob
E. O. Kropp Co.
Postcards; Diving; Biloxi, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Gulf Coast Sub-Collection
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