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Memphis Photo Books

This section features a series of rare, historical Memphis Photo Books.  Some were published by the city as promotional material.  Others were sold as souvenirs of early Memphis.  The complete books are posted.  Some are 12 pages, others are over 150 pages.  They are full of vintage photos of the growing city and many appear on the internet for the first time.

 

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1800's

Lowenstein's 1889
...a very rare 40 page Catalog

Memphis Bridge 1892
 ...Rare 32 page Souvenir Booklet

The Old Guard in Gray -1897
 ...302 pgs -Illustrated -Tennessee Vets
       
 
       

 

Tennesseans 1901
180 Portraits of historic Memphians
1901 UCV Reunion Program
Memphis ...Souvenir Book
Loeb's Memphis, 1903-1910
32 Pages  of Vintage Memphis Photos
       
1901-1909

Memphis 1904
32 Pages of Vintage Memphis Photos

Memphis Memories 1904
24 Pages of Vintage Memphis Photos
Memphis 1906
24 Page latest "View-Book of Memphis"
       
  Men and Women  1906
...Magazine Published in Memphis
Memphis 1907
34 Pages Vintage Photos-Kress Version
Memphis 1907 -2
30 Pages Vintage Photos-Kress Version
       
      Memphis 1908
50 Pages Photos-Text . Industrial Version
       
 
       

 

Fall Festival -1911
34 pages of photos of Memphis
Night in Memphis -1911
14 pages of photos of Memphis at Night

Pen - Sunlight Sketches 1911
125 pages of Vintage Memphis Photos

       
  Art Work of Memphis 1912
9 booklets of Vintage Memphis Photos
Architectural Exhibition 1913
...Architect's League of Memphis
Masonic Temple-1914
14 page souvenir booklet

1910-1919

     
  Memphis Greets You 1914
Early  version of this Tourist Booklet.
Views of Memphis 1914-15
32 Pages  of Vintage Memphis Photos
Memphis Greets You 1916
100 pages of Vintage Memphis Photos
       
  Memphis Greets You 1916-2
2nd version slanted to manufacturing.
Domestic Architecture - 1916
...Jones-Furbinger, Architects
Piggly Wiggly 1919
 14 pages  "...how the store looks.
       
 
       

 

Memphis 1921
12 Page Souvenir Photo Booklet
Capital of Mississippi Valley, 1922
52 pages  of Vintage Memphis Photos
Ellis Auditorium 1925
24 Pages Opening of New Auditorium
       

1920-1929

Memphis Guide Book 1925
26 Pages ... Directory-Guide Book
Memphis - c. 1926
"City of Opportunity" - 50 pages Photos
Shelby County, TN - 1927
"Facts about Living Conditions"
       
  Memphis - 1927
Two Chamber Commerce Brochures
   
       
 
       

1930-1939

Memphis in Pictures 30s
2nd Version - Vintage Memphis Photos
   
       
 
       

1940-1949

Memphis in Pictures 1940
140 pages of Vintage Memphis Photos
Memphis Forest Hill Dairy -1942
 Souvenir Booklet of the Dairy
Memphis Souvenir - 1945
20 pages - Illustrations of Landmarks
       
  All Memphis Book - 1947
95 page Football Yearbook
   
       
 
       

1950-1961

US Magazine -1954
Vol 1-No 1 "Beale Street USA"
  Greeter Guide 1961
36 Pages- for hotel-motel guests
       

 

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