This small book titled 'Views of Memphis, Tenn' was photographed, engraved and published by Bluff City Engraving Co., 120 Madison Av., Memphis.  Although the 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch cover resembles a large postcard, it was actually a booklet of photos suitable for mailing.  The photos all date from 1914-1915.  Bluff City Engraving began in 1907 and was responsible for many Memphis publications, yet filed for bankruptcy in 1934.   


Thanks to Dave French for lending the book and to Maureen Thoni White for scanning the book.


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Bluff City Engraving Co.
120 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee


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