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This postcard features a color image of eight police officers standing in front of several barrels and boxes of liquor. Four of the officers are in uniform and four are in suits, ties, and hats. The title is printed along the bottom of the card. The back of the card is addressed to Miss Reta Bebee in Malta, Montana. The card is postmarked Duck Hill, Miss., April 1916 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]
4-7-16 Duck Hill, Miss. B. C. No. 714 Your Card rec'd and many thanks for same. I live in the North Central part of the state, half way between Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss. Do you live in or near the mountains. There is a big hill t the north of town, and I think an indian named Duck use to live on it. Would like to hear from you again. J. Kelly Neal. [sic]
Prohibition; Gulfport, MS
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
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Eighteen Hundred Dollar's Worth of Liquor Confiscated by the Authorities Two Weeks After the Prohibition Law Went Into Effect, Gulfport, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University