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This color postcard features a large naval battleship out on the open water. The ship features one large stack in the center, emitting dark smoke. Two masts are on either side of the stack. United States flags are on either end of the ship. An eagle in the center of two United States flags is in the upper left of the card. The title in the lower left reads "U. S. Battleship Texas." An inscription is handwritten in pencil in the space beneath the title. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for correspondence and address placement. A green one cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right and the card is postmarked twice. The first postmark is for Dubuque, Iowa, December 17, 1907 and the second postmark is for Platteville, Wisconsin, December 18, 1907. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Mrs. Samuel Arthur in Platteville, Wisconsin.
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[front of the postcard] Aunt Addie and we are at grandma for dinner today had roast duck. [sic] [back of the postcard] Dubuque, Iowa Dec. 17, 1907 Dear Mother: We are having a fine time will look for a letter from you soon. We are going to stay at grandma tomorrow night Yours Eva and Jennie. [sic]
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Naval Battleship Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University