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Witco on an Old Postcard - The Purple Lantern, Gulfport MS
Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2799
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-06-07 10:21 pm   Permalink

I've been collecting postcards for a while now and it's amazing to me that there are still obscure, undiscovered (by me) tiki images that can knock my socks off.

This is my latest find:

Actually that's just one part of a larger postcard:

My photo doesn't do the nice deep colors justice. Here's the text from the back:

The Purple Lantern

Main Store:
1217 25th Ave. Gulfport, Miss. 39501
Branch: 130 Magnolia Ave. (at Mary Mahoney's) Biloxi, Miss. 39530

Browse in the 26 Exotic Markets in the Main Store. With Gifts. Foods. Books. Toys and Accessories. Main Store Winner of 3 National Merchandising Awards. Biloxi Branch (Opened Labor Day 1972) Not to be Missed.

Kind of like an early mini-mall I guess?

Bigbro - have you ever seen this Witco photo before? If not, then you are definitely welcome to scan it.

What was this Witco piece called?


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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 486
From: The fly-over states
Posted: 2005-06-08 06:37 am   Permalink


On 2005-06-07 22:21, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
What was this Witco piece called?

Isn't that "Big Joe"? They have a couple at the Hala Kahiki.


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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 579
From: Detroit
Posted: 2005-06-08 11:28 am   Permalink

That girls got what you call a walleye...one of her eye's is always pointing at the wall...


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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 469
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2005-06-08 11:30 am   Permalink

Nice oversized card Sabu! You must of had an obscure keyword to have found it, makes the hunt more fun that way.

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