• Lowenstein House

    Two-and-one half story brick house with stone-arched center entry and an open arched wrap-around front porch on right. The house features a tower cupola, echoed by a decorative dormer window below on…

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  • Cotton Makers Jubilee Parade on Beale Street, with children pulling float

    Taylor, Reverend L.O

    Parade with float bearing an African American woman in a formal dress, being pulled by two young African American boys, down a public street, Hamilton High School Banner behind.

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  • People in a bar near Beale Street

    Taylor, Reverend L.O

    Interior of a restaurant in six men in shirtsleeves and straw hats are seated at square tables with quart bottles of beer and glasses in front of them. One woman is seated at a table in the back, whit…

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  • Church Park

    A two story structure stands at the center of what appears to be a rectangular park, with pathways leading to the building from several directions. Medium sized trees are spaced evenly and two streetl…

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  • Ida B. Wells

    Bust-length image of a young African American woman posed looking to her right, hair pulled up into a a bun with a visible hair ornament, wearing a sheer dark dress with appliqued bodice and layered l…

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  • Peiser the tailor, Klinke the ice cream maker, the delivery man, the Italian restaurant owner, O'Nearn the Irish policeman

    Five white men seated on a long bench in front of a brick wall. The man on far left is the only one not wearing a hat, and all are in shirtsleeves except for the man at far right who wears a policeman…

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  • Negro Homes -- Home of R.R. Church, Memphis, Tenn.

    This black and white photograph shows a Victorian, cross-gable, two-story frame house with fancy Craftsman detailed pediments in double front gables, fancy lightning rods atop all visible gable peaks…

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  • 1940s Beale Street

    A view of a busy street with marquees for a variety of businesses and recreational venues, 1940s model automobiles, and African Americans on the street and sidewalks.

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  • Waiting for the bus at the Memphis terminal

    Black and white photograph taken from a high vantage point of a mixed crowd of black and white passengers in the outdoor area of a bus terminal. In bay number 3 is a bus with a placard for Chattanooga…

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  • Cotton Makers Jubilee Parade on Beale Street

    African American flag bearer leads parade down a public street in business district.

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  • Souvenir Program, Cotton Maker's Jubilee, cover

    Orange paper with black border and type, "Souvenir Program of the Cotton Makers Jubilee, Church Park Auditorium, May 12, 13, 14, 1937" with a photographic image at lower center, and a tribute to ..."M…

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  • Lowenstein Brothers Department Store B. Lowenstein's

    Rudner, Henry

    Four story brick and stone building with decorative terracotta panels,and round arched window openings.

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  • Lansky Brothers Men's Shop on Famous Beale Street

    Black and white photograph of the exterior of two story brick commercial building with plate glass storefont below, neon sign for "Lansky Bros Men's Shop on famous Beale Street" out front, and the num…

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  • Souvenir program, Cotton Makers Jubilee, inside cover

    Inside front cover and introductory page of the 1937 souvenir program for the Cotton Makers Jubilee. The inside cover contains two advertisements: the top 1/4 page was taken by A. Schwab, 163 Beale, "…

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