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This black and white postcard features a view of a large crowd of people standing among trees on an embankment witnessing a baptism, as seen from a body of water. The title along the bottom of the card reads "Scene, Lake Cormorant, Miss." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for correspondence and address placement. A green one cent "Freedom of Speech" postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and the card is postmarked twice for Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, January 17, 1944, once in circular black ink and one in red ink. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mrs. May B. May in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
This is very small town. Most of the people here live on large plantation and negro labor is used. The scene of opposite side of card shows a ""Baptizing."" Most of the negroes are very religious and this is quite an event for them. Mrs. Roy S. Barber, Postmaster [sic]
Auburn Greeting Card Co.
Postcards; Lakes; Lake Cormorant, MS
Lake Cormorant, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Lake Cormorant and African American Subcollection
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