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This postcard features a color image of a group of young Black men and children working in a sugar cane field on a sugar cane plantation. One man is standing in the center of the image wearing a white apron over his white shirt, dark vest, and dark pants. All of the men and children are wearing hats and dark pants with several them wearing dark jackets or vests. Two young boys are seated in the foreground. A forest of yellow pine is behind the sugar cane field. The title of the card is in the upper left. The image is likely from south Mississippi or Louisiana. The back of the card is addressed to Mr. Ellwood Washburn in Topeka, Kansas. The card is postmarked Jackson, Mississippi, May 8, 1911 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is written sideways on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
Ellwood baset ball is kind of slow down here High school team has been beaten every game look after the setting here Papa [sic]
Postcards; Sugar-cane; Plantations; Plantation workers
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, African-Americana
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Sugar Cane Plantation, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University