Memphis is a resilient and enduring city. From its position on a bluff of the Mississippi River, it has survived fever, flood, and depression. The people of Memphis have made it the home of the blues, barbecue, business, and so much more. Memphis is today, just as much as ever, a city of change and innovation.
With a selection of fine historic images from their bestselling book Historic Photos of Memphis, Gina Cordell and Patrick W. O’Daniel provide a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Memphis. Remembering Memphis captures this journey through still photography from the finest archives of city, state, and private collections. Through parts of two centuries, this book captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of more than a hundred historic photographs. Published in striking black-and-white, these images communicate the historic events and everyday life of Americans building a unique and prosperous city.