Camp Shelby (Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC))

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This color postcard features uniformed men loading a large weapon on wheels. Pine trees and a covered truck sourrounded by uniformed me are pictured in the background. The title along the bottom of the card reads "Squad Loading 75 Millimeter Gun--Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, Miss. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. The lines for the postmark are visible over the stamp but the postmark, itself, is missing. The card is insribed and is addressed to Mrs. Hawkins in Ohio. The description in the upper left corner reads "Camp Shelby--Near Hattiesburg, Mississippi was established during the World War. Situated on high rolling pine clad hills this camp will be one of the largest in the country."

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Dear Mom:, Please send me a foot locker. [scratched through] This is the outfit in which I'm in. Saw Phillip Morrow, got my suit and experienced my first salute. Your son, Chuck [sic]

Publication Date

1940

Publisher

Gulfport Printing Co.

Time Period

1890-1949

Geographic Location

Hattiesburg, MS; Camp Shelby, MS

Object Type

image

Format (original)

Postcard

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PDF

Digital ID

MSS_837_Postcard_Squad-Loading-75-Millimeter-Gun-Camp-Shelby-near-Hattiesburg-Miss_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Hattiesburg Sub-Collection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Squad Loading 75 Millimeter Gun at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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