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This black and white postcard features a series of large gothic buildings with towers, turrets on the corners of each building. Bare trees are in front of the buildings. The title along the bottom of the card identifies the location as "Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, Main Dormitories, Columbus, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for correspondence and address placement. The postage stamp is missing from the indicated place in the upper right corner. The card is postmarked Caledonia, Mississippi, January 29, 1908. A second postmark is illegible. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Capt. B. B. L. Merrill in Norfolk, Virginia.
Your cards were simply grand. Many [?] for them. Going to send you some pretty ones next time out first [?]. This is my building where I went to school. [?] real pretty if it was painted. Your [?] friend [?]
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Postcards; Colleges and Universities; Columbus, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Laurel Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection