Very Rare Isle of Caprice Marathon Biloxi Postcard c. 1920sVery Rare Isle of Caprice Marathon Biloxi Postcard c. 1920sVery Rare Isle of Caprice Marathon Biloxi Postcard c. 1920s

This divided back postcard is titled “Start of the Biloxi – Isle of Caprice Swimming Marathon Biloxi Miss.” referring to a 14 mile event held at the beginning of the summer. As locals know, the Isle of Caprice was a resort that was developed in 1925 and disappeared a few years later in a storm, submerged between Horn and Ship Islands, south of Biloxi. The island had been the “Monte Carlo of the South” offering sandy beaches, cabanas, a pavilion for dancing and a wheel for gambling during the Roaring Twenties. Liquor wasn’t sold during the prohibition but people brought their own. As the story goes, the family that owns the property continues to pay the taxes ($8.48) in the event the island reappears. Only two such cards are believed to exist. The card is in good condition.

Item ID: 1033

Very Rare Isle of Caprice Marathon Biloxi Postcard c. 1920s

$125 USD

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