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Henley, D. B.


This postcard features a black and white 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 around the image of the building in the "sky" and "ground" parts of the image. The back of the card is addressed to Mr. E. H. Sojourner in Slidell, Louisiana. The card is postmarked Hattiesburg, Miss., June 8, 1908 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed crookedly in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]


[on the back] Well my! My! What a delightful post card that was the other day. Was awfully thoughtful of you to send it. How are you all getting along. How I do wish I was in Slidell this afternoon bored and awfully blue. [on the front]Tele Office She is a peace. Mother has been very very low and have been having to nurse her for a number of weeks. I hope you all will continue to leave that invitation of [?] so I can come some day L. M. [sic]

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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