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This postcard features a color illustration of the Kew Mercantile Co. Department store in Wiggins, Mississippi. The store is a large white building with a tiered front sign above the long front porch that reads "Kew Mercantile Co. The Big Cash Store That Always Gives Full Weight and Honest Measure: One Price and that the Lowest; Supplies Always the Freshest; Styles Always the Latest; Everything Marked in Plain Figures." A horse and wagon is parked out front and people are gathered around the store and the wagon. A smaller white building is to the right. A postmark for Pensacola, Florida, June 16, 1911 is upside down in the bottom left corner and the title of the card is printed along the top of the image. The back of the card is addressed to Mr. J. N. Stevenson in Barton, Florida. The card is postmarked Wiggins, Miss., June 15, 1911 and a second postmark below the postage stamp is dated June 16 with an unreadable location. The green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
Sorry I didn't get to see you before you left Bingo. Am too [obscured by postmark ink] them if now [obscured by postmark ink] I expect to go to work pretty soon. HIK
Postcards; Stores, Retail; Mercantile buildings
stores; mercantiles; Wiggins, MS
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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Kew Mercantile Co. Department Store, Wiggins, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University