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This color postcard features a triple deck riverboat with two smoke stacks in the front and a sign for "Vienna" on the rear side. People are standing on the cock leading to the boat and people are also standing on the bottom loading part of the deck. Stacks of cargo are gathered near the loading dock. The sign along the top of the card reads "Tombigbee River Boat Landing at Columbus, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a Litho-Chrome postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for postage stamp placement. A long inscription is handwritten the length of the card.
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come up I can't go. Will go to Plainfield if I do have here. Charlie has a nice window and nearly all his things have come prepared to watch yesterday. Will find you one of his announcement cards. Had a bad cold last week but am better now. Never had so many colds in my life as I have had this winter. Only have two cards to send this time will try and find some new ones soon if there are any. Dont tell any one I am thinking of coming but holtin. Love to hims and lots for you and Anne Hilison. Lovingly Lovine. This malno 30 cards of C. [sic]
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Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Columbus Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection