Monthly Archives: March 2017

Old Vicksburg Bridge, Vicksburg, Mississippi

This image shows the Old Vicksburg Bridge carrying a local highway and rail line across the Mississippi River at the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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The description states:

MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE, VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI

Looking down on one of the many barges daily plying the Mighty Mississippi, the bridge at Vicksburg offers a crossing for both trains and autos.

–The bridge was built in 1930 to carry both autos and trains, but was converted to train operation only in 1998 when a modern highway bridge was built nearby.

The image likely dates from the 1950s.

State Capitol, Jackson, Mississippi

This image shows the State Capitol building housing the Mississippi state legislature in Jackson, Mississippi.

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The description states:

STATE CAPITOL, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

…Housing the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the State Government, the Capitol was built in 1903 at a cost of approximately $1,000,000.00. Open to the public.

–It is the third capitol building in Jackson since statehood.

The autos seen in the image indicate this card is from the 1950s.

Gulf Coast Fishing Boats and Harbor

This is an image of fishing boats at anchor at a wharf on the Gulf of Mexico coastline of the United States.

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The description states:

GULF COAST FISHING BOATS

The fishing industry occupies an important part in the economic life of the Coast. The combination of nets, bright colors and blue sky offer an endless variety of picturesque scenes.

–The location is not specified, but the message on the back of the card implies it is Mobile, Alabama.

This card was used and is dated 2 August 1971.