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This color postcard features a two story red brick square building with five tall white columns along the front. The roof is flat and two chimneys or on the right. The building sits behind a white picket fence with trees beside it. People in early twentieth century clothing are standing on the street and sidewalk in front. The title along the bottom left beneath the image reads "Vicksburg, Miss. Old Porterfield Residence." A handwritten inscription is along the bottom right edge. The back of the card identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for address and postage stamp placement. The description in the lower left reads "The old Porterfield Residence is owned by relatives of Jefferson Davis. Mr. Davis resided there during his visits to Vicksburg from Brierfield, his plantation, ten miles south of the city. The home is a splendid type of so-called Colonial days, and is the object, to visitors, of much curiosity." An inscription is handwritten in the center of the card.
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[front of the postcard] Mrs. E. H. Herndon 1981 [back of the postcard] In looking once my cards tonight I found this one, so send it. It has its own history on it. Hope you will like it.
Rafael Tuck and Sons
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 2: Vicksburg Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University