Friday, 8 October 2010

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Another lighthouse postcard! This one came as a thank you card from a woman in the USA I sent an official to recently. Such a cool card, thank you very much, Mimi!

There was some very helpful info on the back of the card:

Of all the lighthouses that once stood in Mississippi, Biloxi Lighthouse is the only one still standing. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the white, colonical tower was built in 1848, making it one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South.

The "stamp" on the right is not actually a real stamp - it's printed straight on the postcard. Very nice, though! The stamp in the middle was issued earlier this year and shows Katharine Hepburn (I remember her from a translation assignment I had to do early on in uni :D). I'm not sure about the polar bear stamp, except that it's a definitive stamp.

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