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This color postcard features a sailor in a white uniform and hat walking a sidewalk toward a group of buildings. The title in the lower left corner reads "Yeoman School, Newport, R.I." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information, as well as, indication for correspondence and address placement. A red two cent postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner and is postmarked June 9. 1918. The location of the postmark is not visible. The card is inscribed and is addressed to Miss Katie M. Long in Winona, Mississippi. "Hattiesburg" is handwritten across the card in blue.
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June 9, 1918 Dear Katie, Guess you will be surprised of me [?] so far way. I am having wonderful time. The Navy is Some life to live. I am expecting to leave New Port soon. Will write you all the good news. Answer peale soon. I am all ways anxious to here from back home. Your friend, L.C. Marshall U. S. Naval Training Station, 2nd Reg. 1st Co. Blss C New Port, RI [sic]
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University