... of Memphis 1904


This very unique 24 page book titled "Memories of Memphis, 1904" was devised and made by Tom Jones, and published by Scenic Souvenirs of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The sole distributor was R. M. Mansford Inc. of Memphis.  The contents of the book are similar to other publications sponsored by a city's Chamber of Commerce - a photo book of all that's good about a city.  Depicted are early photos of Court Square, major buildings in Memphis, and a selection of some of the beautiful homes.  What's different is the unique way this "photo book" is folded together and the nostalgia presentation of each vintage photo in a beautifully designed oval frame. 

Thanks to Dave French for allowing us to scan and  to post the entire book on this website



Cover Page 1 - Court Square Page 2 - Cotton Barge

Click on the small photos to see full screen photos of each page.


Page 3 - Levee Page 4 - Cossitt Library Page 5 - Picking Cotton

Page 6 -  Weighing Cotton Page 7 - E. J. Carrington Home Page 8 - M. E. Carter Home

Page 9 - S. T. Carnes Home Page 10 - P. P. Van Vleet Home Page 11 - Napoleon Hill Home

Page 12 - J. M. Goodbar Home Page 13 - George Arnold Home Page 14 -  Memphis High School

Page 15 - Grand Opera House Page 16 -  Beale Street Market House Page 17 -  Hotel Gayoso

Page 18 -  Cotton Exchange Page 19 - Tennessee Club Page 20 -  Customs House

Page 21 - Equitable Building Page 22 - Porter Building Page 23 - 2nd Presbyterian Church

Page 24 -  First Methodist Church Back Cover Showing the folding of the book

...Collection Dave French




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The "Historic-Memphis" website would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their contributions which helped make this website possible:  Memphis Public Library, Memphis University Library, Memphis Law Library, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Memphis Press Scimitar, Shelby County Register of Deeds, Memphis City Schools, Memphis Business Men's Club, Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Memphis City Park Commission, Memphis Film Commision, Carnival Memphis, Memphis Historical Railroad Page, Memphis Heritage Inc, Beale Street Historic District, Cobblestone Historic District, Memphis Historic Districts, Vance Lauderdale Family Archives, Tennessee State Archives, Library of Congress, Kemmons Wilson Family, Richard S. Brashier, Lee Askew, George Whitworth, Woody Savage and many individuals whose assistance is acknowledged on the pages of their contributions.  Special thanks to Memphis Realtor, Joe Spake, for giving us carte blanche access to his outstanding collection of contemporary Memphis photos.

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