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This postcard features a color illustration of the main dormitory, commonly referred to now as Old Main, at Mississippi State College (Mississippi State University). The dormitory is a large, four story, red brick building with two entrances visible in the illustration. The front entrance features six tall white columns across the front and the side entrance features gray stone and an arched door. Green grass and a sidewalk are depicted in front of the building. A handwritten note reading "We have a corner room, 3rd floor with 6 big windows. Right here" with an arrow drawn to a group of windows on the third floor. The title of the card is printed on the back of the card and the card is addressed to Mrs. C. V. Andrews in El Paso, Texas. The card is postmarked State College, Miss., March 4, 1943 and the postage is designated as "free". An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription]
[along the top] From: Cpl Chas L. Andrews, Hq, 46th AAF Col TrDet, Miss State College, Starkville, Miss. [on the left} Hello Mother: Here's where us men are quartered. Quite a "barracks", don't you tink? It's really a nice place to live. We like it very much. Love, Charlie
The College Store, State College, Miss.
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Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, East Central Mississippi Region
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Main Dormitory, Mississippi State College, State College, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University