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This color postcard features an African-American man wearing suspenders and a hat with his light colored pants and shirt, seated on a wood box on a porch while playing a banjo. The title "Melody" is in the lower left of the card. The back of the postcard identifies the item a postcard in the "Sunny South" series and provides publisher information as well as indication for address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked Birmingham, Alabama, May 28, 1909. The card is addressed to Mrs. Mary Grady in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Postcards; Banjos; Musicians
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: African-Americana Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University