African-Americana Postcards and Photographs

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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.

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[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]

Publication Date

3-14-1905

Time Period

1900-1909

Format (original)

postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_837_Postcard_Black-Man-with-Possums_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: African-Americana Subcollection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Man Carrying a Branch Full of Opossums

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