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This black and white postcard features a house on enclosed pillars with a long wrap-around front porch. The porch has thick white posts and white railing with a long set of stairs/steps leading up to it. Several people are standing on the porch and sitting on the stairs/steps. A tree is standing in front of the house and other trees are to the sides. The title along the bottom of the card reads "Soldiers Home, Near Biloxi, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for correspondence and address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed crooked in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Biloxi, Mississippi, May 28, 1911. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mrs. S. H. Genge in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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May 27, 1911 "Dear Bro," Card received a few days ago glad to hear from you. I am as busy as a bee this time next week will be on my way to my dear one I received a letter from mother this AM also one from [?] Will write on my way to Cal. I Haven't found a you girl yet as [?] as your new sister [???] I remain always your dear Sister Emma. [sic]
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Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 2: Biloxi Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University