Mississippi Coast Region




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This postcard features a black and white image of the Opera House and Merchant's Bank in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, pictured behind the railroad crossing arms. A horse drawn buggy at the railroad crossing sign and person on foot across from it are seen passing under the partially lowered railroad arms. A man in a striped shirt and top hat is seen leaning on a fence on the left side of the street near the railroad crossing. The buildings beyond are large, two story structures and the building closest to the railroad crossing has arched windows and thick trim. Utility poles and trees are sein on the sides of the street. The title of the card is printed at the top of the image. The back of the card is addressed to Miss Sophia Berger in Manistee, Michigan. The card is postmarked Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi and Manistee, Michigan, October 1907 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]


Dear Sophia: Arrived here safely Oct 19th had a fine trip and enjoyed very much do not regret in coming it is lovely here and it is regular summer weather not sultry hot but just nice a person can easily go without a jacket in evening for they are not cold like the summer eve's were up home Give my best regards to all your folks and love to yourself from your friend Please write soon Helma c/o Frank Hunston Bay St. Louis Miss. [sic]

Publication Date



L. A. De Montluzin and Sons

Time Period



Postcards; Railroad crossings; Buildings


Mississippi Gulf Coast; Bay St. Louis, MS

Geographic Location

Bay St. Louis, (Miss.)

Object Type


Format (original)


Format (digital)


Digital ID



Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, Mississippi Coastal Region



Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


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Opera House and Merchants Bank, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi