Mississippi Delta Region




Download Full Text (345 KB)


This postcard features a color illustration of a confederate monument in front of a public school building in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The Confederate Monument, located on the Triangle Grounds in Yazoo City, is 24 feet tall on a base and pedestal of granite with bronze figures featuring a Confederate soldier and a woman holding a flag. A small child is depicted as standing at the base of the monument. The unveiling took place in 1909 during a daylong celebration and parade. This memorial is erected to perpetuate the memory of the noble courage and self-sacrificing devotion of the women of the Confederacy. The school building is Yazoo’s Main Street School, a two story, red brick building with a portico of large columns on the right side and an arched entrance on the side facing the monument. Several chimneys are on various places of the roof. Built in 1904, the school building was purchased in 1977 by the Yazoo Library Association through the civic and monetary efforts of citizens and businesses of Yazoo. It now belongs to the city of Yazoo City. A man and young boy are depicted in the lower right of the image, standing on the schoolyard grounds and another person is depicted walking toward the building. The back of the card is addressed to Miss Pearl Blyler in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The card's postmark is too faded to read and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is placed in the upper right corner. [see transcription field]


7/14/10 Your card recd was very glad to hear from you, no did not get one of those cards, Have been having plenty of rain. I was born in Phila. Your friend Harry Applebarn Bx 284 (nicetown) [sic]

Publication Date



W. T. Hegman and Sons

Time Period



Postcards; School buildings; Soldiers' monuments--Southern States


Confederate monuments; public schools; school buildings; Yazoo City, MS

Geographic Location

Yazoo City, (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 Delta Region



Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Confederate Monument and Public School Building, Yazoo City, Mississippi