• Nashville Bridge Company aerial view, 1960 January 19

    A photograph of an aerial view of the Nashville Bridge Company with the Shelby Street Bridge and downtown Nashville, Tennessee, in the background. The company was started in 1902 by Arthur J. Dyer, wh…

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  • Cumberland River Wharf, Nashville, 1926

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville. Several boats are visible near the river bank. The thriving businesses of First and Second Avenues are also noticeable, with advertiseme…

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  • From Acorn to Oak: Quarter Century Achievement of The National Life & Accident Insurance Co., 1902-1926

    National Life and Accident Insurance Company, Inc. Nashville

    The front cover of a twenty-fifth anniversary booklet celebrating the quarter century of achievements for the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The front cover shows a rough sketch of an o…

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  • Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1940

    A postcard showing the hustle and bustle of Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1940. Pedestrians line the sidewalks, while the streets are busy with vehicles, including the Cedar - Jo Johnst…

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  • Cumberland River Wharf, Nashville, 1922

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville. Several boats are visible near the river bank. Buildings housing several businesses line First Avenue. The Woodland Street Bridge is pic…

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  • Nashville terminals, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1910

    A postcard of the railroad terminals behind Union Station and the train shed. The station opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Na…

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  • Fifth Avenue looking north from Church Street, 1910

    A postcard of Fifth Avenue looking north from Church Street in downtown Nashville. Both sides of the street are lined with businesses including Castner Knott and Blach's, both department stores. Some…

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  • Union Station, Nashville, Tenn., circa 1940

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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  • B&W Cafeteria announces it is closing, 1976 November 10

    A photograph of the B & W Cafeteria on Sixth Avenue North, Nashville Tennessee. The cafeteria was started by Fred R. Webber, Sr. around 1930. Sixth Avenue was a business hub in the late 1930s and 1940…

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  • Otey's Center, 1964

    Otey's Center (Nashville, Tenn.)

    A calendar from 1964 advertising Otey's Center, which included a supermarket, launderette, shoe shop, and a realty company. Flem B. Otey headed the Otey Enterprises firm which was comprised of the var…

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  • Railroad workers' strike ends, 1955 May 09

    A photograph of picketers holding the Nashville Banner newspaper's morning extra announcing the settlement of the 57-day-old strike of Louisville & Nashville and Nashville Chattanooga & Saint Louis ra…

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  • William A. Eichbaum Sketchbook, cover, circa 1859

    Eichbaum, William A., 1787-1873

    The front cover from a mounted and bound volume of twenty-five pen-and-ink wash drawings, and two pen-and-ink maps of Nashville created by William A. Eichbaum during the 1850s. Drawings consist of pro…

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  • Atlas of the city of Nashville 1908. [Index 0A]

    1 map; 58 x 75 cm. The first page of a two-page index to a plat map of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, originally published in 1908 by G.M. Hopkins Company. This index lists the names of all streets ap…

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  • The Old Planters Bank, circa 1859

    Eichbaum, William A., 1787-1873

    A page from a mounted and bound volume of twenty-five pen-and-ink wash drawings, and two pen-and-ink maps of Nashville created by William A. Eichbaum during the 1850s. Eichbaum was a Nashville booksel…

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  • Atlas of the city of Nashville 1908. [Index 0B]

    1 map; 58 x 75 cm. The second page of a two-page index to a plat map of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, originally published in 1908 by G.M. Hopkins Company. This index contains a key in the upper righ…

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  • Union Station, Nashville, circa 1920

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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  • Nashville, Tenn. Cumberland River, between 1901 and 1908

    A postcard of the Cumberland River Wharf in downtown Nashville as seen from the Shelby Street Bridge. Several boats are docked at the river bank. A number of businesses line First Avenue. Both the Woo…

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  • Life and Casualty Tower, circa 1960

    A postcard of the Nashville skyline at night reflecting in the Cumberland River. The prominent building in the skyline is the Life and Casualty Tower. In 1957 the Life and Casualty Insurance Company o…

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  • Church Street, Corner Seventh, Nashville, 1918

    A postcard of Church Street at the corner of Seventh Avenue looking east in downtown Nashville around 1918. This corner was one of the busiest corners in the retail section of Nashville during the tim…

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  • Union Station, Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1951

    A postcard of Nashville's Union Station. The former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee.…

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