Ask Vance July 2012

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis — don't make me humiliate you by naming names — know how obsessed I am about locating a high-quality image of several "Lost Memphis" establishment... more »

Jul 30, 2012 11:05 PM Ask Vance 2 Comments


Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Last week I posted an old color postcard of Clearpool, and everyone — well, at least some of my half-dozen readers — got such a thrill out of it that I thought I'd mosey down the road a bit (that r... more »

Jul 26, 2012 11:31 AM Ask Vance

I found this old postcard at an estate sale, and I keep it propped up on my desk during these miserably hot summer days, because just looking at it makes me feel cooler. Not that many years ago... more »

Jul 23, 2012 11:58 AM Ask Vance

I've written many times before about the quasi-military Safety Patrols that guarded the lives of children attending schools in Memphis. Most of those stories were written in the "dark ages" — befor... more »

Jul 13, 2012 2:33 PM Ask Vance


Photo courtesy Benjamin Hooks Central Library

I wonder how many people have forgotten about the magnificent stainless-steel memorial fountain that once stood outside the Front Street post office? Well, here's a great image of it — from the Mem... more »

Jul 9, 2012 3:10 PM Ask Vance

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