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This black and white picture postcard features a side view of long wood clapboard buildings with uniformed men walking past. A man in a white apron is seen standing in the doorway of the building on the left and the back of a man in overalls is seen on the corner of the building on the right. The title along the bottom of the card reads "Side View of Mess Halls, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information. Two green one cent postage stamps are placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Hattiesburg, Mississippi November 26, 1917. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mr. John Donjah in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
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I sure was glad to get your letter do write me real soon for I sure enjoyed it. Don't worry I'm waiting for you. No french or engish officer's for me. They are very nice to me tho. With love Cecile [sic]
A. M. Simon
Hattiesburg, MS; Camp Shelby, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Hattiesburg Sub-Collection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University