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downtown in the 1930s


Downtown memphis

1930s sailor.

snow, 1930s

Bride and groom, 1930s.

Hotel Clark, Beale Street, 1930s

girls on mini-car carousel at Memphis Fairgrounds, c. 1930s


Main Street in the 1930s, Memphis, Tennessee. (Thompson Collection, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library and Information Center)

Avalon Pool Room, Beale Street, 1930s

Downtown Memphis outside the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau in autumn.

Pawn shop, Beale Street, 1930s Marion Post Wolcott

Orpheum a trolley passing the Orpheum theatre in downtown Memphis Tennessee, near beale st

Tribute to Firefighters - Downtown Memphis - Tennessee - USA by Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive, via Flickr

The first Piggly Wiggly,was located in Downtown Memphis,West Tenn.

History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / 2004; D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / 2004; Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / 2004; Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

The Tennessee Brewery is on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee. It opened in 1890 and is located at the intersection of Butler and Tennessee streets. The business closed in 1954 and is now reportedly haunted.

Giant Foods of America statue, Memphis, TN by ⓑⓘⓡⓒⓗ from memphis, via Flickr

"It was the summer of 1905. At the races in Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. "

Grand Canyon, Arizona