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Parking in Memphis: 1942

Parking in Memphis: 1942

January 1942. "Memphis, Tennessee. View of downtown." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Memphis Odds

Car 3rd from left has license plate 2-24585.

Car 5th from left has license plate 2-24557.

28 plates apart. What are the odds?

A bit more than ten feet off of Beale

The William Len Hotel at the top of the hill is at Main and Monroe. Built in 1930, it is now the Residence Inn by Marriott. The original copper art deco elevator doors are still there.

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Below is the same view from August of 2013.

The Shape of the State

Gotta love those Tennessee shaped license plates! Actually saw one from 1951 recently used on a display in a store.

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