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This sepia toned postcard features a long three story building with a tower in the middle and a smoke stack. The title beneath the image identifies the building as "Laurel Cotton Mills--Largest in the State". An inscription is handwritten along the top and in the white space at the bottom of the card. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Laurel, Mississippi, July 31, 1907. The card is addressed Miss Tenn Ratliff in Smeder, Mississippi.
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Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 2: Laurel Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University