• Cotton Picking

    This photograph features five African American cotton pickers at work. One is on horseback. There's a large baskets in the foreground full of harvested cotton.

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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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  • J.E. Dilworth Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibit displays an automatic coal burner called the Iron Fireman, made by J.E. Dilworth Co.

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  • Maxwell House Coffee

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee of Maxwell House Coffee. There is a large coffee maker and a sign advertising that it is a vacuum packed Vita Fresh product.

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  • Memphis Before The War

    Crayton, Porte

    Three color sketches from Harper's Weekly. Old Battery at the Navy Yard, Steamboat Landing, and The Cotton Levee. MC 42, Folder 1, Item 1f

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  • Ferris Wheel

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A ferris wheel at the Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Midway at Tri-State Fair

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Midway at the 1917 Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The stand displays rows of identical baby dolls.

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  • J.R. Hardin and Sadie Lee at the Memphis Levee

    Coovert, J. C

    Two steamboats being loaded at the Memphis levee, circa 1910.

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  • King's Daughter Booth

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A Memorial Circle of King's Daughters booth at the Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. They are advertising Karo syrup, and giving out "Karo kisses."

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  • Tennessee Brewing Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. Circa 1931. It advertises Goldcrest Beer, a Tennessee Brewing Company.

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  • Hughes Heating Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1934 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee displaying a coal-burning device called "Black Servant" made by Hughes Heating Company. The sign claims that it "solves all fuel burning pro…

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  • Fargason Flour Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The stand belongs to the Fargason Company and is displaying Fargo brand flower. There is an National Recovery Administration (NRA) Blue Eagle si…

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  • Orange Crush

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An Orange Crush exhibit at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee from the company Falls City.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    Memphis Gas Plant. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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