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This color postcard features an African-American man wearing a hat and carrying a long branch that has eight opossums hanging from and crawling on it. The title of the card in the center reads "A Lucky Nigger" and a handwritten inscription is on either side of the title and in the lower left of the image. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides information for publishing as well as indication for address and postage stamp placement. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mr. Rae G. Wood in Connecticut though it is not postmarked nor does it have a postage stamp.
[Front of the Card] These are not coons but possums; Very dangerous [Back of the card] Hello boy: All coons look alike to me. Yes I've the letters O.K. please send any more that you may have down there to 148 [?] Akron Ohio [?] [sic]
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