Mississippi Delta Region

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This black and white postcard features a groups of men and young boys standing on and in front of a railroad track that is in front of a river. Buildings and a water tower are seen on the other side of the river. Some of the men and boys are holding long sticks. "Yazoo River" is handwritten across a portion of the river. The title along the top of the card reads "Railroad Track and River Scene, Showing the Manufacturing District, Yazoo City, Miss." An inscription is handwritten above the title. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for correspondence and address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Sarepta, Mississippi, May 8, 1912. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mr. W. L Mason in Orient, Ohio.

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[front of the postcard] All this is under water now. [back of the postcard] Glad to get your card and to exchange views. But can't imagine where you struck my name. Doubtless you wanted a card I sent to a Miss Houeles of Orient Have rec'd several from Chicago girls. Write again. Louis J. Phillips Sarepta Miss [sic]

Publication Date

5-8-1912

Time Period

1910-1919

Geographic Location

Yazoo City, MS

Object Type

image

Format (original)

postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_837_Postcard_Railroad-Track-and-River-Scene-Showing-the-Manufacturing-District-Yazoo-City-Miss_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 2: Friars Point Subcollection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

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

Railroad Track and River Scene, Showing the Manufacturing District, Yazoo City, Mississippi

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