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This color postcard features a flat cargo pallet loaded with hundreds of bales of cotton to be loaded onto a cargo ship. A building in the distance bears a sign reading "J. W. Corry and Co. Warehouse." The title in the upper right corner identifies the scene as "Loading Cotton, Gulfport, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard in the Hamm Series with an image of a ham in the top center. The publisher is listed as well as indication for correspondence and address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked ATLA and New Orleans R. P. O., February 4, 1912. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Miss Alice Barrett in Webster Grove, Missouri.
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This is the way they ship cotton to foreign ports. What you see is about a ship load. Papa Feby. 12- 1912
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