• Electrolux Gas Refrigerator

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A exhibit at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The stand displays a single Elecrolux gas-powered refrigerator on a stand made to look like a large tree stump. Two statues of bears, one on eith…

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  • Refugee camp barracks

    The National Guard assisting in the building of barracks at the fairgrounds in Memphis. The fairgrounds were used as a refugee camp during the 1937 flood.

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  • Cotton Gin

    Workers at a barn housing a cotton gin. Out front is a deck with workers standing on bales of cotton. To the left is an open-frame shed.

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  • Lumberjacks

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Lumberjacks chopping down a tree in a field near Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Electrical Machine Exhibit

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1917 Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibit shows a 3 horse power generator engine, a table with storage battery, and a Western electric vaccum cleaner.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    African-American Memphians on the levee during the flood. The caption is, "Home on the Levee." One of a series of photographs of the 1912 flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Fire Department

    Members of the Fire Department in Memphis, Tennessee. Their names are written on the back of the photograph.

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  • Weighing Cotton

    Men weighing cotton with a scale and lead weights inside a warehouse.

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  • Memphis Levee

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A view of the Mississippi River from a levee in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Memphis flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    Looking down Main St. The image shows several paddle boats on a heavily flooded portion of Main Street. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • First Motor Truck Company

    The First Motor Truck Company of the Memphis Fire Department. The photo shows six men posing beside an old-fasioned truck.

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  • Civil rights marchers picket Cotton Carnival

    Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007

    Civil rights marchers picket segregated Cotton Carnival.Sign in forefront reads, Why spend your money at a Segregationist Second-Rate Carnival.

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  • Memphis Fairgrounds Refugee Camp

    One of the women and children's barracks on the Memphis Fairgrounds Refugee Camp used during the Memphis flood of 1937. The image shows a large group of children posing for a photograph.

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  • Sawmill

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    The interior of a sawmill. Two African American workers are loading planks of wood while a supervisor looks on from above.

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  • Refugees at Camp Crump

    African American Memphians at Camp Crump, a temporary relief shelter built after the flood of 1912, which forced them out of their homes.

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  • Electrical Machines Exhibit

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1917 Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Scene from Hallelujah!

    This photograph is titled, "Scene from Hallelujah!". This picture shows a scene filmed in Memphis, Tennessee. Hallelujah! was the first all-black musical. The scene was filmed on Lenow St. in the LeMo…

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  • Mardi Gras in Memphis

    Moyston, Memphis

    A sketch of floats from the Mardi Gras parade in Memphis, TN in the processions of the Ulks and the Mystik Memphi. The images were drawn from photos by Moyston Memphis.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    Looking north on 2nd St. from Mill St. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by J.C. Coovert.

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  • March to support 1969 school boycott

    Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007

    March down Beale Street to support the school boycott in 1969. Pictured are (L to R): Jesse Epps, Ralph Jackson, Maxine Smith, Ezekial Bell, and Adjua Naantaanbuu. Signs read (L to R): "[Matter Not] H…

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