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Showing posts with label memphis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label memphis. Show all posts

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pyramid

Pyramid  by joespake
Pyramid , a photo by joespake on Flickr.

Pyramid shot from across Wolf River Harbor, Memphis, TN

Monday, November 14, 2011

Capture Memphis

Capture Memphis is an ongoing photo contest/exhibition. Here are some of my submissions. Visit the site and sign in to submit your Memphis photos


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Friday, November 11, 2011

George McClintock WLYX Tower Construction April 1975

George McClintock WLYX Tower Construction April 1975 by joespake
George McClintock WLYX Tower Construction April 1975, a photo by joespake on Flickr.

WLYX-FM General Manager George McClintock prepares to raise new broadcasting tower on the Southwestern College campus.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Joe Frazier's Robe

joeJoe Frazier's Robe by joespake
Joe Frazier's Robe, a photo by joespake on Flickr.
R.I.P. Joe Frazier. His robe just happened to be hanging at my cleaners when I dropped of some stuff.
Had pressed and spiffed up for the infamous bout with then-Mayor Willie Herenton in 2006

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mississippi River Memphis -Zero Stage

A southbound towboat about to pass the mouth of Wolf River, at Zero Feet river stage. Merely a stream now, in May, water from the swollen Mississippi backed up into the Wolf River for miles.
Zero stage does not mean the river is empty. It is a benchmark for the lowest river level to expect. The record low water at Memphis is -10.7 feet.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Abandoned Hotel

Abandoned Hotel  by joespake
Abandoned Hotel , a photo by joespake on Flickr.
This is the building that welcomes Memphis visitors who from the west who cross the old bridge onto E H Crump Blvd. - Abandoned hotel in the French Fort area near the metal museum.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Warner and Tamble -October 1974

Warner and Tamble was a fixture on the Memphis riverfront. They serviced towboats on the river with fuel and supplies, and did local towing.

Church on the River - October 1974

Church on the River, Memphis, Tennessee

Cobblestones Memphis

Cobblestones Memphis (17) by joespake
Cobblestones Memphis (17), a photo by joespake on Flickr.
Much of Memphis' beautiful historic cobblestone riverfront suffers from neglected maintenance, and overgrowth of vegetation.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Janis Ian at WLYX -7-1974 (10)

Janis Ian interview with WLYX staffer with the 70s worst haircut.
This was during the "Stars" album tour (remember "Jesse"?), and not too long before her big hit - "At Seventeen".

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Warehouses - Tennessee St Memphis 1974

Warehouse in South Main District in the vicinity of Calhoun (now GE Patterson) Avenue and Tennessee Street

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grand Cafe, Memphis 1974

The Grand Cafe still displayed the Colored Entrance sign in the Spring of 1974.  Analysis of wider angle images indicate that this building is the current home of Gus' Fried Chicken, 310 S. Front St., Memphis.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ghost Boat April 1974

21 Ghost Boat  April 1974 by joespake
21 Ghost Boat April 1974, a photo by joespake on Flickr.
In the trees in high water this old wooden paddle wheeler is left for nature to take its course - Mississippi River - south of Memphis

Rear of Beale Street April 1974

Beale Street was already in decay in 1974 - this was shot from the rear of buildings on the south side of Beale