Ask Vance January 2013

Ko-Ko Tulu Chewing Gum — A Memphis Best-Selling Brand

Did you know that I am still perusing the 60-year-old back issues of the Lowen-Behold, the newsletter of Lowenstein's department stores? Two reasons for that: 1) They are filled with amazing storie... more »

Jan 27, 2013 7:29 PM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Robert Wire

Eureka! A Great Photo of the Long-Gone But Never Forgotten Davis White Spot Restaurant!

Well, I can finally cross one of the items off my "Most Wanted" list, because I finally located a rare, never-before-seen photo of Davis' White Spot Restaurant, which stood on Poplar, east of Estat... more »

Jan 22, 2013 7:27 PM Ask Vance

Behold: The Old "Lowen-Behold" Company Newsletter for Lowenstein's Department Stores

Is there no end to the historical treasures to be found in the Lauderdale Library? Tonight, riding my tricycle through the lonely hallways of the Mansion, I crashed into a big cardboard box, and in... more »

Jan 19, 2013 8:42 PM Ask Vance

A Very Early View of Forrest Park

Looking through my postcard collection one lonely Saturday night, I came across this very early view of Forrest Park, the center of so much hub-bub these days. This postcard is interesting — at... more »

Jan 18, 2013 10:58 AM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Robert Wire

Look! A Rare Interior View of Davis' White Spot Restaurant

You know I've written before about the mysterious Davis' White Spot restaurant in Memphis — mysterious only because so many readers seem to remember it, but I've never seen any photos, menus, postc... more »

Jan 11, 2013 3:10 PM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Bonnie Daws Kourvelas

Mystery Photo: Where Was This Memphis Restaurant with the Strange Mural?

My history-buff pal Bonnie Daws Kourvelas, who has been mentioned here before, is stumped. And so am I. And considering that, between the two of us, we generate enough brainpower to light a sma... more »

Jan 3, 2013 9:09 PM Ask Vance

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