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This postcard features a color illustration of the Natchez Charity Hospital in Natchez, Mississippi. The hospital building is a three story structure with an octagonal cupola in the center of the roof and four white columns across the entrance in the center of the front. A white slatted fence runs to the left of the building and trees are depicted in several places around the building and on the grounds. This structure dates back to 1849, built as a U. S. Marine Hospital. This hospital may be the most significant hospital in Mississippi’s history. For more on this hospital, see Dr. Lampton’s book “Images in Mississippi Medicine: A Photographic History of Medicine in Mississippi,” pages 47-49. The title of the card is printed in the upper left edge of the card. The back of the postcard is addressed to Col. Sam Montgomery in Greenville, Mississippi. The card is postmarked Foster, Mississippi, August 6, 1910 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right. An inscription is written sideways on the left side of the card. [see transcription field]
Dear Mr. Kiddo: I am having a good time at Aunt Irenis. Starting to swim fine and float, too. Write to me. hope are all well. Love to all Belle [sic]
hospitals; Natchez, MS
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Natchez Charity Hospital, Natchez, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University