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Henley, D. B.


This postcard features a pink toned image of the Carter Building, a six story building on the corner of Front and Main Streets in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A sign reading "Hays and Field" is on the roof of the building. The Carter building, built 1904-5, is one of the icons of downtown Hattiesburg. Named after John Prentiss Carter, who served as Mississippi’s lieutenant governor from 1904 to 1908, the 100-year-old building has been completely renovated to house multiple lofts and retail and office space on the first floor. The six story building stands at the corner of Main Street and Front Street. Carter was a Hattiesburg banker and attorney. In 1973 the building was sold to Faulkner Concrete Pipe Company and became known as the Faulkner Building. Recently, its original name was returned to the building. The title of the card is printed beneath the image and an inscription is written sideways across the image. The back of the card is addressed to Mr. E. H. Sojourn in Slidell, Louisiana. The card is postmarked Hattiesburg, Miss., October 21, 1907 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed sideways in the upper right corner. An inscription is written sideways on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]


[on the front] Its nice to know you're not forgotten--Hope you mean that. They say "time will tell" we shall see. Say, I didn't quite understand one of your postals. Of course I rememberd you were still in Slidell couldn't possibly forget that. Wonder why you find it lonesome there. It was delightful when I was down. [on the back] How's Eloise? Give her my love Bu keep some for yourself. Saw a boy at the theatre last night looked like you. He sure was cute. N. H. [sic]

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Postcard Depot, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Time Period



Postcards; Buildings


buildings; Hattiesburg, MS

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Hattiesburg, (Miss.)

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, Pine Belt Region



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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)


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Carter Building, Corner of Front and Main Streets, Hattiesburg, Mississippi