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This color postcard features a white brick building with a dark roof on the edge of the water. The doorway is slightly curved at the top. The title in the upper left identifies the scene as "Fort Massachusetts, Ship Island, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Pass Christian, Mississippi January 23, 1910. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Master John Roche Howland in Chicago, Illinois.
Jan. 23-1910 Dear John, This Fort Massachusetts formerly protected the city of New Orleans. We have not seen it, but maybe we will before we go away. I am hoping for a letter from home tomorrow. Lovingly, Mamma
Northrop Drug Store
Postcards; Ship Island (MS); Fort Massachusetts (MS); Forts
Ship Island, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Ship Island Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University