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Memphis in black and white

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As you can see, Minnesotans have a lot of time on their hands during these bleak winter days (arrgh--I realize it's not even winter yet :( ). So, in between trapping wolverines and fixing up the igloo for Christmas, thought I'd fiddle around and post some Memphis pics in black and white. Probably most of these have been seen before in color, but B&W adds a certain feel that I think is appropriate for Memphis. Mostly downtown, but a few midtown pics.

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Very nice. If they weren't recent pics and you removed the new cars out of them, you could swear they could've been taken pre-1960. :thumbsup:

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Nice pics sleepy!!!! Does anyone have any pictures of East Memphis? Clark tower-old Adams Mark area. I think thats a part of the city out of towners don't see when driving DT.

As you can see, Minnesotans have a lot of time on their hands during these bleak winter days (arrgh--I realize it's not even winter yet :( ).

LOL I'm w/ you on that. Here in the UP MI we already have about 2 ft of snow!!! Its easy to forget its still fall.

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Very nice pictures. I love the look and feel you get from black and white. Thanks for posting them.

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The City of Memphis being shown in black and white photos always is a cool and interesting way to show off the city IMO. It just harks back to its historic past that still permeates its urban fabric so well even today. I really enjoyed viewing this thread Sleepy, thanks for putting it together for us!!!

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Very nice. If they weren't recent pics and you removed the new cars out of them, you could swear they could've been taken pre-1960.

That was just what I was thinking. Great Job!

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Thanks, glad everyone enjoyed the pics.

Nice pics sleepy!!!! Does anyone have any pictures of East Memphis? Clark tower-old Adams Mark area. I think thats a part of the city out of towners don't see when driving DT.

LOL I'm w/ you on that. Here in the UP MI we already have about 2 ft of snow!!! Its easy to forget its still fall.

Yeah, I only go to Memphis about once a year, and usually just haunt downtown and midtown. Someday, I'll get up to the top of Clark Tower or maybe St. Francis Hospital in East Memphis and take pics.

Weather--bleh--I live in southern Minnesota and work there and in north Iowa. Only 18 inches of snow, but lows of minus 10 and highs of 8. And as you say, it's not even winter yet. This is more like mid-January, and I shudder to think what that month will bring.

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Thanks, glad everyone enjoyed the pics.

Yeah, I only go to Memphis about once a year, and usually just haunt downtown and midtown. Someday, I'll get up to the top of Clark Tower or maybe St. Francis Hospital in East Memphis and take pics.

You may know this already, but the restaurant at the top of Clark Tower is now open to the public...used to be a private club, but not anymore. So you should have no problem getting up there. But hey, maybe you can talk your way onto the roof???

Those are great pics. They look very similar to some from the Memphis Heritage Society's collection, which were made in the 40s & 50s. The b&w pics with the Sterick Building are great because you don't have to look at the awful yellowish-brown paint job. How I wish somebody would take care of that building.

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Very nice pics. I like the way you passed them off as 1950s and 1960s, even though they are modern. The last pic looks like a typical South Memphis setting.

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