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This color postcard features a field full of bales of cotton in front of several houses and possibly a cotton mill. The house on the far left is pink while the rest of the houses are white. The title in the lower right of the card reads "7000 Bales Cotton, Tupelo, Miss."The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Tupelo, Mississippi, August 4, 1910. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Miss Sylvia Whitehead in Clinton, Illinois.
Tupelo Miss 8/3/10 Friend Sylvia--While sitting here in my office this afternoon I went to sleep and dreamed I was on a car from Decatur to Blommington and waved at you as I went by so when I woke up I thought I had better drop a card I have been building a telephone exchange here for a company up in Tennessee. Tell all hello for me. Geo. D.; Mississippi [sic]
Postcards; Cotton Mills; Cotton fields; Cotton; Tupelo, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Tupelo Subcollection.
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University