Memphis in Vintage Postcards

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Postcards are an important element of understanding our past, for they provide future generations a rare glimpse into a world that many times has disappeared under the aegis of expansion and progress. This book, containing over 175 vintage postcards, allows readers to see one of the South's most historic cities as it looked in the earlier part of the twentieth century—a time when the city was experiencing unparalleled growth. Memphis contains scenes of early river commerce, images of many historic hotels, such as the Peabody Hotel and Hotel Claridge, postcards of significant commercial buildings, as well as examples of the rapid development of downtown, showcasing Beale Street, Madison Avenue, and Main Street.
ISBN: 9780738505602
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Scott Faragher and Katherine Harrington have created, in word and image, an insightful history, sharing Memphis' unique story and traditions. A treasure of visual history, Memphis will appeal to all readers, whether a longtime native, a newcomer to the region, or simply a visitor to the city famous for the blues and barbecue ribs.
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