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This postcard features a sepia toned image of a group of six oxen hitched together to pull a wagon on a dirt road. The driver is standing to the right of the middle section of oxen and a building with little boys seated in front is seen behind the oxen. The inscription written in the bottom corner reads, "Nina, See these oxen, They use them down here. The [black man] is the driver. They belong to a white man. The language [used] in driving them is so funny. M. G." [Note: This archival transcription was revised as part of reparative description initiatives. Original archival records have not been altered.] The back of the image is addressed to Miss Nina Carter in Hardin, Illinois. The card is postmarked twice: Blue Mountain, Mississippi, March 18, 1907 and Hardin, Illinois, March 24, 1907. A green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner of the card.
Blue Mountain, (Miss.)
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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Oxen Being Driven On A Dirt Street, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University