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Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:21 am

It appears this is an image from Fort Hood in May 1958.


May 1958 photo_front.JPG
May 1958 photo_back.JPG
Elvis signing an autograph -- in a canteen at Fort Hood
Fort Hood, Kileen, TX - May 1958
Photo: Fitch Hollister


[Note: Post updated due to findings from 8-19-2012 - see below]
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Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:52 am

a tough time, nearly six weeks after losing his mum he is off to Europe to serve in the army. We cant even imagine what he was going through.

Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:08 am

New one to me Doc - where is it from?

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:53 am

I uploaded this years ago! It's on board in the canteen! Unsure what date it is from, but nonetheless, it's a great rare photo! Cheers!

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:49 am

thefunkyangel wrote:I uploaded this years ago! It's on board in the canteen! Unsure what date it is from, but nonetheless, it's a great rare photo! Cheers!


I remember that. This is the copy you posted back then I believe
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Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:27 am

It appears mine is uncropped and better quality. He sure looks great.

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:49 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:It appears mine is uncropped and better quality. He sure looks great.


We all know what had happened in his life some 6 weeks prior, granted he looks slim and healthy but his eyes are more than a little sad. This is not a happy man!

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:37 pm

New to me ,thanks doc

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:22 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:It appears mine is uncropped and better quality. He sure looks great.


Uncropped yes, but better quality? It may not have the scratches but it's pixelated and obviously blown up from a much smaller image. Comparing the two as shown on this topic, I'd rather download the image showing some wear and tear.

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:01 am

HungerMoon wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:It appears mine is uncropped and better quality. He sure looks great.


Uncropped yes, but better quality? It may not have the scratches but it's pixelated and obviously blown up from a much smaller image. Comparing the two as shown on this topic, I'd rather download the image showing some wear and tear.

I'd rather see more of the image, which looks just fine from here. Glad you enjoyed my posting it.

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:08 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Is this an undocumented 1958 image?

by Fitch Hollister/ etc.. More photo's exist.. all copyrighted.
This version was edited from a cropped image as sold on Ebay.
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Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:11 am

E-Cat wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Is this an undocumented 1958 image?

580922 / by Fitch Hollister/ etc.. More photo's exist.. all copyrighted.

Thanks.

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:12 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
HungerMoon wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:It appears mine is uncropped and better quality. He sure looks great.


Uncropped yes, but better quality? It may not have the scratches but it's pixelated and obviously blown up from a much smaller image. Comparing the two as shown on this topic, I'd rather download the image showing some wear and tear.

I'd rather see more of the image, which looks just fine from here. Glad you enjoyed my posting it.


Nice photo for sure, but the version JamesVRoy posted has far more detail than yours even if it's in pretty rough condition. As they appear on this page your image looks compressed, pixelated and very low resolution albeit without physical damage. If you have the image in better resolution than what you've posted here, I might agree with your assessment.
Thanks for posting though, my intention wasn't just to bitch and moan.

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:21 pm

Heritage auctions listed another example, with a May 1958 date stamp and autograph. The auction description states that the photo is from May 1958 at an army base (fort hood days). Now we know the photo is pre USS Randall and makes sense as it was taken in what appears to be an army base store.

The link below shows the auction.

http://entertainment.HA.com/c/item.zx?s ... otNo=46013

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:39 am

A1elvisfan wrote:Heritage auctions listed another example, with a May 1958 date stamp and autograph. The auction description states that the photo is from May 1958 at an army base (fort hood days). Now we know the photo is pre USS Randall and makes sense as it was taken in what appears to be an army base store.

The link below shows the auction.

http://entertainment.HA.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7068&lotNo=46013

Interesting. Here is what the page says:

Elvis Presley Signed Black and White Snapshot, 1958. An original print depicting Elvis, circa Fort Hood, Texas days in uniform standing among other soldiers in what appears to be an ARMY base facility. The date stamp on the right border (from when the photograph was developed) reads "May 1958," verso is signed in blue ballpoint ink "Elvis Presley." (Please note there are numerous wrinkles on the surface, the lower right corner is missing, there is a fold mark on the left side, and both the front and back show yellowing due to age.) 3.5" x 5". COA from Rich Consola.

Viewing the full image one may more clearly observe the piping on the ceiling, which would seem out of place on a ship; so perhaps this is from May 1958, at Fort Hood in Kileen, TX.

If anyone can confirm this, I'll update my topic and title.
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Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:41 am

Medals and bars show up on Elvis's uniform front left shirt pocket on all other sept photos including u s s Randall images. The other May &June fort hood elvis uniform photos are without medals & bars.

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:00 am

A1elvisfan wrote:Medals and bars show up on Elvis's uniform front left shirt pocket on all other sept photos including u s s Randall images. The other May &June fort hood elvis uniform photos are without medals & bars.

That sounds good to me, I'm revising my original post.

Re: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:06 pm

Maybe we can narrow it down a bit more.
I´m not a military man at all so maybe this doesn´t mean anything at all but Elvis doesn´t have the Hell on Wheels sign on his army uniform.
Wouldn´t that indicate that the photo was taken prior to May 17, 1958 where the sign shows in the photos with Anita Wood.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:56 am

Good point, further it was taken before finger injury on May 16 1958.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=50609

Re: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:23 am

I think this would be in the Post Exchange at Fort Hood. Note the tobcco products on the shelves behind Elvis and the other men.

Re: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:00 am

The topic titles have changed, and changed again. Which is it?

I'll say this: he looks like he lost quite a bit of weight since he first went in. The uniform is too plain, without the later trimmings. So, that definitely sets it earlier. But he sure lost a lot of weight in that time!

So, has this been settled? Definitely? It's interesting because if it was developed in May, then he lost a lot of weight, very quickly. In May, he was still living on base (though I think Eddie Fadal had already given him a retreat which he often used). But, until his folks came, he didn't look like he was eating much: bad food, and not happy. That would account for it, if it was taken early.

Could someone please confirm, because the topic title kept changing, and I'm not sure when it was taken, and it's of significance. Not major significance, but it does tells a bit about what it was like early on, if this was taken by May.

Thanks. Great post, Doc! I like your photo; I guess maybe you re-uploaded, because it's very clear, and hi-res. (I would need at least a couple hours with it to try to get some of those bad scratches out, non-destructively, so I won't touch it right now. Had a long day. Might take much more than a couple hours, actually. Why would someone treat such a photo so badly?)

rjm (I just saw that auction. It said $20,000!!!!!! :shock: )

Re: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:54 am

rjm wrote:The topic titles have changed, and changed again. Which is it?

Neither.

The title was changed once, after more information came to light.

Post subject: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !
Post subject: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

It's pretty clear if you follow the discussion from top-to-bottom.

Re: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !

Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:39 am

thefunkyangel wrote:I uploaded this years ago! It's on board in the canteen! Unsure what date it is from, but nonetheless, it's a great rare photo! Cheers!

Thanks for posting this article. According to the photographer the photo was taken at the USS Randal in Sept 58, which proofs to be incorrect.

Looking at the photo into more detail, it is interesting to notice that Elvis is wearing a little band aid on his right pink (due to injury on May 16th)
see also: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=50609

Since the band-aid around his pink nail is much smaller than the taped finger from May 17th, it seems that the photo was taken at least a few days later.

Therefore I think the photo is from the last week or 10 days of May 1958

Re: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:08 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
rjm wrote:The topic titles have changed, and changed again. Which is it?

Neither.

The title was changed once, after more information came to light.

Post subject: Elvis --> Set to Board, September 22, 1958 !
Post subject: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

It's pretty clear if you follow the discussion from top-to-bottom.


Well, I got confused. I can see that now, but when I first saw it, I saw Ft. Hood, and then it said "Set to Board," and then it was back to "Ft. Hood." That's the way it appears, so I got confused.

Man, you got a punch like Mike Tyson! ;)

rjm (But, I can spar pretty good!) :smt006

Re: Elvis --> At Fort Hood, May 1958 !

Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:12 pm

rjm wrote:Man, you got a punch like Mike Tyson! ;)

If I came off that way to you, please accept my apology. I only meant to be succinct.

You are a class act on FECC.