• Arrest of Yellow Fever Refugees

    A sketch from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The full caption of the sketch is "Tennessee - Arrest of Yellow Fever Refugees by the Safety Patrol of Memphis." The image is of two men with guns a…

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  • 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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  • Memphis Retail Coal Merchants

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee offering promotional deals on coal, from the Memphis Retail Coal Merchants.

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  • Union Central Life Insurance

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee advertising the Union Central Life Insurance Company, based out of Cincinnatti, Ohio.

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  • Memphis Fire Department

    The Fire Department of Memphis, Tennessee. Picture of motorized fire engine and six fire fighters.

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  • J.T. Fargason Grocer Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The stand advertises J.T. Fargusun Grocer Co., which sells IGA and Fargo flour. They had a daily free cake drawing.

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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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  • United States Army Recruiting Station

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An United States Army recruiting station at the 1917 Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. There is one man in uniform handing out materials to a group of interested men. In the background there are c…

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  • Cotton Field

    This is a black-and-white photograph of a cotton field with trees in the background and a small wooden shed in the distance. There is the name "Poland Photo, Memphis 10" in the bottom right hand corne…

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  • Kraft Miracle Whip Salad Dressing

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1933 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The stand is an elaborate display advertising Kraft Miracle Whip Salad Dressing. There are also posters advertising a one-hour musical revi…

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at Freedom Rally, Memphis, TN

    Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at Freedom Rally in support of local candidates.

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  • Poultry Exhibit

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A poultry exhibit at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. It demonstrates a method for raising chicklets in trays.

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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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  • Lumberjacks

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Lumberjacks working in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Memphis

    Simplot, A. (Alexander), 1837-1914

    Three sketches of events in Memphis, Tennessee, from Harper's Weekly depicting scenes and conflicts during the civil war. Pictures include hoisting an American flag over the post office, the defaced m…

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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

    Memphians at Camp Crump, a temporary relief shelter, after the flood of 1912 which forced them out of their homes. This is a group photo of 37 unnamed African American men from the camp, shown in back…

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  • Johnston Refrigerator Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1933 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. Exhibit of Maytag Washers and Ironers, put on by the Johnston Refrigerator Co.

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  • Cudahy Packing Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibition at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The stand advertises various canned meats packaged by the Cudahy Packing Company. Several signs explain how they are a "million dollar cotton…

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  • Copeland Refrigeration

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibition at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. This particular stand is selling electric refrigerators by Copeland.

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