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Ask Vance July 2015

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PHOTO COURTESY OF “THE ARTWORK OF MEMPHIS,” THE GRAVURE ILLUSTRATION COMPANY (CHICAGO, 1926)

A 1926 view of South Belvedere shows little has changed over the years. It’s still one of the nicest streets in town. more

Jul 30, 2015 2:56 PM Ask Vance

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photo courtesy Frank Bruno

Trent Wood, popular TV personality, is shown with George Bruno, owner of Bruno’s By-Ryt, at a promotion for the newly opened store. more

Jul 21, 2015 12:18 PM Ask Vance

Poplar and Mendenhall in 1956

Image courtesy of HistoricAerials.com

A website called Historic Aerials offers bird’s-eye views of Memphis — or any part of the country, really. more

Jul 17, 2015 11:06 AM Ask Vance

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photo courtesy Charlie Craft

Was this domed structure part of the sign for the old Capitol Theatre on McLemore, which later became home to Stax Records? more

Jul 13, 2015 11:54 AM Ask Vance

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photo courtesy Stan Tribble

Now an upscale residential development, in the 1960s Lakeland was the place to go to beat the summer heat. more

Jul 9, 2015 12:12 PM Ask Vance

A Memphis lawyer claimed he stored the mummified body of John Wilkes Booth in his Midtown garage. Was he right? Read on ... more

Jul 6, 2015 9:38 PM Ask Vance

A rare view of the industrial complex that formed the basis for the family fortune — for a while, anyway. more

Jul 1, 2015 11:31 PM Ask Vance

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