... Memphis Bridge 1892


This very rare 32 page book titled "Souvenir Memphis Bridge 1892" was published by A. D. Gibson & Sons Furniture in 1892.  It was simply a souvenir booklet promoting Memphis and they were given out "with compliments" of the furniture store on the opening of the new "Great Bridge of Memphis" in 1892.  Of course, it was a good promotion for Gibson Furniture as well as for the City of Memphis.  All 32 pages of the book are posted below.    Thanks to Dave French for allowing us to scan and to post the entire book on this website.


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Cover Inside Cover Page 1 Customs House

The A. D. Gibson and Sons Furniture opened around 1890 and was a fixture on South Main for over 20 years.  They were located about where the Black and White Store building (Royal Furniture Co) is located today.


Page 2 Page 3 Cossitt Library Page 4

Page 5 Old Lyceum Theatre Page 6 Page 7 Grand Opera House

Page 8 Page 9 Schools Page 10

Page 11 Tennessee Club Page 12 Page 13  Church

Page 14 Page 15 Church Page 16

Page 17 Exchange Page 18 Page 19 Buildings

Page 20 Page 21 Hotels Page 22

Page 23 Depots Page 24 Page 25 Court Square

Page 26 Page 27 Montgomery Park Page 28
Page 29 East End Park Page 30 Page 31 Cotton


Page 32

Back Cover Levee


...Collection Dave French




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