• 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 Street at Fourth Avenue S.

    Businesses in the 300 block on Beale Street. Visible on the left are Eggleston the Tailor and Buffington Tailors. Visible on the right are Wilson Drugs, Avalon Pool Room and the New Daisy Theatre. Not…

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  • Beale Street between Second and Third

    A view of Beale Street looking east. Businesses visible on the right are Nathan's Loan Office and Cohen's Loan Office. Note on the back reads: Duplicate print from the Urban Renewal Files in the Archi…

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  • Beale Street in decline

    A view of the north side of Beale between Second and Third. Nathan's Loan Office and Cohen's Loan Office appear to be open. Most of the buildings are boarded up. Note on the back reads: Duplicate prin…

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  • Bob Church, Jr., W.C. Handy and Lt. George Lee

    Bob Church, Jr., W. C. Handy and Lieutenant George Lee were among the most influential black men in Memphis and on Beale Street. Church was a political and business leader, Handy was a leading musicia…

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  • Beale Street Pawn Shop

    Lanier, Robert A

    A picture of a man in front of shelves of luggage and a rack of coats. Note on back reads: Pawn Shop, Beale St., proprietor (Morris Epstein?).

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  • "Main and Beale"

    Businesses and pedestrians at the intersection of Beale and Main Streets. Caption on back of photo reads, "1-3-1956 Main & Beale." On the right, the cinema is showing "Guys and Dolls." On the left, Th…

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  • Strange Cargo

    Cajero, Roy

    Strange Cargo store on Beale St.

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  • Beale Street after the riots

    John Collins

    A picture of three buildings on Beale Street. Signs for the American Loan Co. and The Men's Store are visible. Above The Men's Store is a sign for Adam Hats. Note on back reads: north side of Beale at…

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  • Beale Street fire escape

    The front of the former Memphis Meat Company with a fire escape in front of the boarded windows of the upper stories. The business on the right is a pool hall. Note on the back reads: Duplicate print…

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  • Beale Street at Main

    A picture of the intersection of Beale and S. Main looking east. On the left is Weinman's. The sign reads "Clothes Jewelry on Credit." Beyond Weinman's is Bursk Dept. Store. On the right is Pantaze's…

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  • Beale Street Businesses

    A view of the 100 block of Beale St. looking west. Businesses visible are Commercial Loan Office; Pinstein's Store; A. Schwab; Epstein Loans; Sue's Bakery; Cohen Loan Office.

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