Category Archives: Holidays

A Victorian Christmas

Woodruff-Fontaine House

This season, an exhibit on the Victorian Yuletide will be on display on the 4th Floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.  The exhibit features period clothing, jewelry, and children’s items from the collection of the Woodruff-Fontaine House (built in 1871) on Adams Avenue, in the heart of Victorian Village.

The Woodruff-Fontaine House boasts one of the finest and most extensive collections of Victorian clothing and textiles in this part of the country.  A few choice pieces from this remarkable collection are featured in the exhibit, along with children’s clothing and toys from over a century ago.  Come take a look and get a glimpse at Christmas of yesteryear!

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Lorraine Motel

The balcony at the National Civil Rights Museum.  A wreath marks where Martin Luther King, Jr. was standing when he was shot.  From the Arthur Webb Collection.

The balcony at the National Civil Rights Museum. A wreath marks where Martin Luther King, Jr. was standing when he was shot. From the Arthur Webb Collection.

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Happy Holidays!

Memphis Christmas Parade

From the Roy Cajero Photograph Collection

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Happy Holidays!

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Celebration

Above, a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., taken by Ernest Withers on July 31, 1959.  King was speaking at the Freedom Rally held in support of local candidates Russell B. Sugarmon, Benjamin L. Hooks, Roy Love and Henry C. Burton.  To view other photos and items related to Dr. King, click here.

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Merry Christmas!

To view other images of Christmas in Memphis, click here.

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