Mississippi State Capitol Building at Night

Mississippi State Capitol Building at Night, Jackson, Miss.

“The new Capitol fronts on Mississippi Street, between N. President and N. West Sts. It is constructed of Bedford Stone and stands with dignity on a high terrace. The building was designed by Theodore Link and was dedicated and opened for use on June 3, 1903.” Did anybody else notice that every light in the place is turned on? I’m guessing that’s just some artistic license on the part of the illustrator.

The back of this card has a very odd overprint which leads me to believe that the wrong description was originally printed on the back. Also interesting is the stamp box, with a blank line between “place” and “stamp here”. I’m sure that the blank line used to say “one cent”, which implies that the card was produced around 1952, when the postcard rate increased to two cents. This “Colourpicture” card, number K 9006, was distributed by the City News Company of Jackson, Mississippi and came to me from the collection of Kay Anthony.

Mississippi State Capitol Building at Night (Back)

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