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A Darky's Prayer, Florida
This postcard features a color illustration of a Black man on his knees in the swamp in a prayerful position while three alligators surround him from behind. One of the alligators is biting at the man's pants. Green foliage is depicted behind the man and the alligators. A text box in the upper right corner includes the title and the "prayer" concerning the man's situation with the alligators that reads "Dese gaters looked so feary, And yet dy 'peered so tame, But now that I done met 'em, I'll neber be de same." The back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. Irvin Henry in Savannah, Georgia. The card is postmarked Tampa, Florida, June 9, 1944 and a green, one cent George Washington postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
June 7 '44 We arrived safely wed at 1-15 very warm but are having a good time Hope you and Joe are getting along O.K. Ma [sic]
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, African-Americana
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A [Black Man's] Prayer, Florida, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University