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Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:53 am

This is a picture a friend of mine took in his trip to Tupelo. No picture here is new for me EXCEPT for the bottom right one. It shows someone with a guitar. Well, seeing the other pictures of only Elvis (only one of Gladys), it wouldn't make sense if this picture didn't show Elvis or a close friend/relative. Do you guys have that picture in a higher resolution? Do you know if that shows Elvis with his (first?) guitar?

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Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:13 pm

I'm pretty sure that's Frank Smith, the pastor of the church the Presley's attended.

He was one of the people who taught the young Elvis how to play guitar.

Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:16 pm

George Smith wrote:I'm pretty sure that's Frank Smith, the pastor of the church the Presley's attended.

He was one of the people who taught the young Elvis how to play guitar.

I agree.
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Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:19 pm

It's definitely the late Rev. Frank Smith, from Tupelo.

The image may be found in Elaine Dundy's Elvis and Gladys.

Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:20 pm

Oh, that's cool! Even though that's not Elvis it's cool to see a picture of Frank in Tupelo. But I was thinking I found a new Elvis' childhood pic for me. Looks like I already saw all of them. :/ That's a pity Elvis didn't take more pictures as a kid.

Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:17 am

There are early family photos in private hands, hardcore collectors.

Sadly, many of these items were illegally procured and then sold.

Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:19 am

Rev. Frank Smith 1945.
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Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:39 am

ArtyMorty wrote:Rev. Frank Smith 1945.

RevFrankSmith1945.jpg


THAT'S the photo. Thank you for uploading it.
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Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:55 am

welcome.

Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:12 pm

ArtyMorty wrote:Rev. Frank Smith 1945.


Thanks a lot!!
And doc, do you think those early family photos will ever come to the public?

Re: Elvis' Childhood Picture?

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:14 pm

douglasvcampos wrote:And doc, do you think those early family photos will ever come to the public?


My understanding is that because of the nature of their acquisition, they may never be seen.