Skip to comments.Memphis in Color, 1944
Posted on 10/20/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT by djone
Photograps of Memphis Tennesse in 1944. See whats playing at the Palace Theater or the New Daisy. Or get some chop suey....
the Cake Box
Funny how no one walked around in pjs, tank tops and flip flops back then...
Why, that’s teenage Elvis carrying a brown bag in pic # 1!
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: All the people portrayed in the photographs are dead now.
Elvis was 9 years old in 1944.
Why, that’s somebody who didn’t get the joke!
The picture of the trolly car I’m pretty sure in in San Francisco. You can even see the golden gate bridge in the background.
“Why, thats teenage Elvis carrying a brown bag in pic # 1!”
Age nine does not make him a teenager, and in 1944 I suspect Elvis was still in Tupelo. He moved to Memphis with his family when he was 13...in 1948.
We have lots of freepers old enough to be in those photos, at least one that was in uniform during that period.
Memphis was under the rule of “Boss Crump’ no relation to Miss Crump of the “Andy Griffith Show”.
He was actually a very benevolent boss. Memphis was generally considered the best run city in the nation while he controlled the city.
Actually, that’s the western span of the Bay Bridge San Francisco to Oakland, and it is California Street, recognizable thanks to a Chinatown structure visible on the right.
I was born in Memphis, Methodist Hospital, August 1944.
I bought a farm, 50 miles east, in 1972.
I left the USA for good in 2004.
Considering that there are multitudes of people in the photos ... how do we know all are dead? LOL!
You are correct, of course. And Memphis never had cable cars...the ‘track’ in the middle is for the cable.
Spent a night in Memphis General handcuffed to a hospital bed and three days in Juvenile Hall as one of 2 or 3 white boys in the lockup.
Wasn’t nothin but a thing...
In 1977 I thought I was a bad mfer.
You’re either impersonating Captain Obvious, or else you are talkin’ about a different Elvis.
No one looking down texting, no talking loud on smart phones, no BOOM BOOM from passing cars....
You young folks just don’t get it...I was born same year as Elvis...he in January, me in December. So where ever you are now...this is still the best country in the world...and we will reestablish the country as it was founded, only better.
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