• First Baptist Beale Street Church

    Lanier, Robert

    A photo of the First Baptist Beale Street church, taken from south of Beale Street.

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  • A. Schwab Sale

    A picture of a crowd in front of the A. Schwab Store waiting for the sale. Note the trolley tracks in the street and Piggly Wiggly to the right.

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  • Beale Street U.S.A.

    A drawing of an idealized vision of Beale Street after renewal.

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  • Beale and Third (view 2)

    A view of the south side of Beale from the intersection of S. Third. Signs can be seen for Memphis Meat Co. and Safferstone's Loans. Note on the back reads: Beale and Third/Looking Southwest/1970

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  • 1940s Beale Street

    A view of Beale Street looking west from the corner of 4th. On the left are Eggleston the Tailor and Buffington Tailors. On the right are Wilson Drugs, Avalon Pool Room, Beale Street Lanes Bowling and…

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  • 2011: Riverside and Beale, looking north

    Bouldin, Leslie

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  • Doing business on Beale

    Lanier, Robert A

    A photo of a man apparently talking to a woman entering a store. Notes on back read: 1955, Hawker encouraging patrons at 152 Beale.

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  • Beale St. Museum

    A photo from an elevated position of pedestrians and traffic in front of A. Schwab. Caption on the bottom of the picture reads: A. Schwab Beale St. Museum.

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  • Lone Star Cafe

    Penczner, Paul

    An artist's rendition of Beale Street. Note on back reads: "'Beale Street' - Home of the blues, where W. C. Handy once blew his golden trumpet, this view is reminiscent of warm summer nights, laughter…

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  • New Store Hours on Beale

    A picture of two men in front of a business. Sign on the door reads: New Store Hours - Open 9 o'clock am - Close 6 o'clock pm. Note on back reads: Duplicate print from the Urban Renewal Files in the A…

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  • A. Schwab Bargains

    A photo of vehicles parked in front of A. Schwab, 163 Beale St. The store to the right of the picture has a sidewalk display of shoes and boots. The sign above the store to the left reads: Morris Pins…

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  • Beale Street 1955 (4)

    Lanier, Robert

    A photo of the interior of a Beale Street pawn shop, and its proprietor (possibly Morris Epstein).

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  • Beale Street Landscape

    John Collins

    A view of Beale looking west from 3rd in 1969. Signs for Safferstone's Loans and A. Schwab are visible on the left. Harry's Loans, Wm. Epstein Loans, Travel Maids, Morris Loan Office, Cohen's Loan Off…

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  • Senator Howard Baker and Maxine Smith

    Brown, Saul

    Sen. Howard Baker (left) and Maxine Smith (right) with an unidentified woman on Beale Street during opening day.

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  • Woman on Beale

    Lanier, Robert

    A photo of a woman standing in the street outside a pool hall on Beale Street.

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  • Businesses at Beale and Fourth

    Businesses visible are the Avalon Pool Room; Harlem House Restaurant; New Daisy Theatre; and Blue Stallion Lounge. Note on back reads: Beale and Fourth/ Looking Northwest/ 1970/ Donald E. Williams

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  • Beale and S. Third

    A view from Handy Park looking west at the intersection of Beale and S. Third. Nathan's Loans and Lippman's signs can be seen on the right and Safferstone's Loans is visible on the left. The Memphis M…

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  • W. C. Handy Monument

    A picture, from the rear, of the statue of W. C. Handy in Handy Park. The signs on the businesses across the street read (l to r): Pantaze Drug Store "You never pay more often less"; Harry's Discount…

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  • Memphis Beale Street Elks at Christmas

    A group of Elks, including George W. Lee, are pictured outside the Atlanta Life Insurance building walking alongside a dump truck bearing a sign that reads, "Beale St. Elks Xmas Baskets."

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  • 2011: Water begins to rise on Beale at Riverside Drive

    Chappell, Fenwick

    Standing on Beale looking down to the Riverside Drive and Beale Street Intersection.

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