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This postcard features a black and white photograph of Beauvoir's Soldiers Home in a rare image which includes several outbuildings around the main home structure, revealing the grounds of the home in its early period. Once the home of Jefferson Davis, the property was used as a Confederate home from 1903 until 1957. In the image, a smaller house is in the forefront with a long front porch that is lined by white columns. A larger house barely visible to the left behind some trees and at least two other houses or buildings can be seen behind the two more visible houses. The title of the card is printed along the bottom of the image and a handwritten inscription is below it. The inscription reads "9-14-06 I'm still in the lands of living. Hope you all having fun." An illegible signature is written along the right edge of the image. The back of the card is addressed to Miss Mary Pickering in Collins, Mississippi. The card is postmarked Bay Saint Louis, Miss., September 16, 1906 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner of the card.
Postcards; Beauvoir (Biloxi, Miss.)
Bay St. Louis, (Miss.)
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Box 3: Mississippi Coastal Region
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Beauvoir's Soldiers Home, Near Biloxi, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University