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This postcard features a color illustration of a Black man being eaten by an alligator in the water in the Florida Everglades. Colorful flowers can be seen behind the alligator and the man and trees are depicted in the distance. The title "Free Lunch in the Everglades, Florida" is printed along the top of the card. The back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. P. L. Schrock in Massillon, Ohio. The card is postmarked Jacksonville, Florida, February 24, 1930 and a green, one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. A poem about Florida is printed in the upper left corner and an inscription is written sideways on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
Will you call up the water Co and gas and electric and have it put in Friday be sure the spickets are all turned shut Mother [sic]
E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Box 3: Mississippi Coastal Region
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Free Lunch in the Everglades, Florida, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University