East Central Mississippi Region

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This black and white picture postcard features J. H. Harris Mercantile Company, with yoked oxen at cotton time in 1912, featuring many of the citizens of this small town. John Henry Harris was a prominent Newton County merchant. "J. H. Harris" is handwritten across the top of the mercantile. The mercantile is a white building with two arched roof elevations and "J. H. Harris" lettered across the front facade of the building. A house is to the right of the mercantile and trees are on the right edge of the image. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Chunky, Mississippi, June 6, 1912. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mr. Larkin Walker in Newton, Mississippi.

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Dear Friend, How are you by this [?] I am having a good time. [?] [the rest is illegible]

Publication Date

6-6-1912

Time Period

1910-1919

Geographic Location

Chunky, MS

Object Type

image

Format (original)

Postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_837_Postcard_JH-Harris_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Chunky Subcollection

Repository

Manuscripts

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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

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

J. H. Harris Mercantile Company, Chunky, Mississippi

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