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This color postcard features a group of uniformed men kneeling on the ground. The two men in the forefront are handling a black cylendar on a tripod. The title along the bottom of the card reads "Squad Firing A Trench Mortar at Camp Shelby, Missisippi." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for address placement. A green postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Hattiesburg, Mississippi, November 8, 1941. 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." The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mr. Aug Koth in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.
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Dear Folks Just a line to let you know that I am still here and don't know for sure when I will get out but think it will be the next week had a light frost here last night it is real windy out today as ever Hal [sic]
Gulfport Printing Co.
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