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This black and white postcard features an image of the Lafayette County Courthouse with several trees in front and a heavy frost on the ground. The courthouse features a clock tower in the center of the roof, a chimney on either end, and columns across the front. The title is printed along the bottom edge of the image and a handwritten inscription is written beneath the title and along the top of the image. The inscription along the top reads "This picture was taken in 1852 when sleet was all over the ground. Lots of love, JF" and the inscription along the bottom reads "Be sure and answer that question on the other postal I am sending you. Why not let write letters, yours James Ford" The back of the postcard is addressed to "Miss Eleanor Sutton in Greenwood, Mississippi. The card is postmarked twice: University Miss. October 6, 1906 and Greenwood, Miss October 6, 1906. A green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed upside down in the upper right corner.
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Northeast Mississippi Region
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Lafayette County Courthouse, Oxford, Mississippi, 1906, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University