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This postcard features McWilliams Office Building in Clarksdale, Mississippi, a seven story brick building attached with a three story red brick building, connected by what appears to be a breezeway with an awning in front. The seven story building has lettering along the facade between the sixth and seventh story that reads, "Jake Fink and Co." and "Jake Fink O. Cotton Factory". A car is depicted parked in front of the seven story building and people are depicted on the sidewalk that wraps around the buildings. The title of the card is printed along the top right edge of the card. The back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. A. J. Rice and Bill-Dad in Indianapolis, Indiana. The card is postmarked Clarksdale, Miss July 5, 1937 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription]
Dear Folks: Drove over here with Wadd and Goldie. Having a good time. Hope everyone is O. K. Love Howard and Ruby This is 82 miles from Memphis. [sic]
Curt Teich and Co., Inc., Chicago, U. S. A.
Postcard; Office buildings
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Mississippi Delta Region,
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McWilliams Office Building, Clarksdale, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University