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Classic Pictures of Old Memphis

Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:37 am

Check out this beautiful site ...

http://newmansmemphis.org/artist.asp?ArtistID=33947&Akey=R8HLRW3J
Last edited by George Smith on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Clasic Pictures of Old Memphis

Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:03 am

Wonderful, thank you for posting the link, George! ::rocks

Re: Clasic Pictures of Old Memphis

Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:30 am

George Smith wrote:Check out this beautiful site ...

http://newmansmemphis.org


One wonders how many of those buildings are no longer in place.

Here's a nice one:

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Re: Clasic Pictures of Old Memphis

Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:42 am

Very nice, got to love the picture of the pool at the Chisca Hotel. I recognize a good number of sites which are still there, albeit is a state of disrepair. Here's a picture (couldn't save it) dated as "Graceland pre Elvis". Any thoughts on the year of the car in the driveway?

http://archive.newmansmemphis.org/famai ... mageid=405

Re: Clasic Pictures of Old Memphis

Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:12 am

Julian Grant wrote:Very nice, got to love the picture of the pool at the Chisca Hotel. I recognize a good number of sites which are still there, albeit is a state of disrepair. Here's a picture (couldn't save it) dated as "Graceland pre Elvis". Any thoughts on the year of the car in the driveway?

http://archive.newmansmemphis.org/famai ... mageid=405


The car is hard to make out, but looks to be not too much older than when Elvis purchased the home in early 1957.


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Re: Classic Pictures of Old Memphis

Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks for the link. Those pics of old Memphis are beautiful!

Re: Classic Pictures of Old Memphis

Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:29 am

Beautiful pics. Thanks George!

Re: Classic Pictures of Old Memphis

Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:20 am

Incredible history. And for those of us who've been to Memphis, we've been in many of those same places, but much later, so it's eerie, too.

There is so much to think about in some of the photos. You see that swimming pool at the hotel, and it's just a pool, but then you think of larger issues: who did swim in the pool, who could swim in the pool and why . . . a lot to think about.

And some are just great photos: a jewelry store in the distance beyond the "easy credit" sign . . . and you think of who saw such sights, and what they felt.

Thanks!

rjm

Re: Classic Pictures of Old Memphis

Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:10 am

Very true, rjm. Love looking at these old photos. "A picture is worth a thousand words."

What struck me was the number of privately owned, unique, "mom-and-pop," family-owned businesses in the photos. Almost ALL gone -- not only in Memphis, but all over the U.S. Sad.

Thanks for posting the website, George. I really enjoyed looking at all of the photos.

Re: Classic Pictures of Old Memphis

Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:48 pm

What a great site, thank you george for the link!
Great to see the city we read so much about and this giving the feeling to go back in town.
I love the overton park photo!

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