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This postcard feature a color illustration of the intersection of 25th Avenue and 14th Street in Gulfport, Mississippi. Two street cars are depicted turning on their routes. The Hewes Brothers Department Store can be seen on the right, rising five stories, with the Bank of Commerce nearby. It was called the “skyscraper” of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in its day. Horse-drawn wagons and buggies are seen on the street among people walking. Various utility poles are depicted on either side of the streets. 25th Street is modern day Highway 49. This was the heart of downtown Gulfport not far from the Gulf. The title of the card is printed along the top of the image. The back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. Jemmie Amstutz in Grafill, Indiana. The card's postmark is partially missing and a green, one cent George Washington postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
August 20, 1923 Dear daughter a few lines this morning could you send me that swap receat so I can make my swap from mother's good by [sic]
Ph. T. Hannie, Gulfport, Miss.
Postcards; Streets; Buildings
streets; Gulfport, 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: Pine Belt Region
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25th Avenue and 14th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University