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This is an official post card of the Mississippi Centennial Exposition featuring the Coliseum, built in the same architectural style as all the exposition buildings--a long, two story structure with towers on each corner of the front. Flags fly from the roof of the towers. flower-lined walkways and a narrow inground pool lead up to the building. The title at the top of the card notes the exposition was supposed to last from Dec. 10, 1917 to June 10, 1918. The title identifying the Coliseum is at the bottom edge of the card. The back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Claude Bush in Cainsville, Missouri. The card is postmarked Gulfport, March 2, 1917, with a rare special postmark stamp noting the exposition would open Dec. 10 at Gulfport. A green, once cent George Washington postage stamp is placed crookedly in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
3-1-17. Hot on June there. The place is pretty but the mosquitos are fierce. U. G. L.
The Southern Film Company
Postcards; Centennial celebrations, etc.
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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Mississippi Centennial Exposition--Gulfport, Mississippi, December 10th, 1917 to June 10th, 1918, The Coliseum, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University