General view of a Memphis street along the river front reflects the hustle and bustle of commerce and the cotton industry as displayed in downtown along Front Street. Freedmen and their families are seen laboring and occupying the area.
Broadside advertisng a woolen mill in Fayetteville, Tennessee under the ownership of James M. Griffin. The advertisement encourages people to bring their wool to Griffin "for which he will pay the highest market price in cash" or goods.
Black and white photograph showing the outdoor display of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Pictured are representations of pioneer chimneys and ore smelters.
Small flyer advertising the showing of "Forty Days a King," the coronation festivities of George V of Great Britain, presented by the Kinemacolor Company in America. There is a photograph of the Coronation carriage.
Sergeant Alvin C. York, as a miller, driving his truck into Jamestown, Tennessee, with a load of "York Special" home-ground corn meal. Four men are riding in the back of the truck with the bags of corn meal.
Advertisement for bottles of Dr. Christian's Bed Bug Exterminator, priced at 25 or 50 cents, guaranteed to exterminate bed bugs for 12 months. The flyer also advertises paints, oils, drugs, medicines, and Landreth's and Ferry's Garden Seeds, all...
Parks; Mills; Water mills; Flour & meal industry; Millraces
The photograph is taken from a position overlooking the Alvin C. York grist mill, located in the Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park. The two-story millhouse can be seen behind the milldam that straddles the Wolf River.
Sheet music covers; Music publishing industry; Music title pages
Sheet music cover and lyrics of the "comic song" called "The Carpetbagger." Cover shows a drawing of a carpetbagger with the spoils of Reconstruction in a large carpetbag. The song is dedicated to General Ben Butler.
Original printed pink wrappers with illustrated front wrap. Rear wrapper has illustrations of the manufacturer's factory, several drills produced by the manufacturer, and medals won at various exhibitions. Black and white illustrations throughout.
Excerpts from the diary of William Luther Bigelow Lawrence. He details joining the Nashville Guards, the scarcity of provisions, and the surrender of Nashville. He proclaims the trampling of private rights by Federal soldiers, the fleeing of his...
This nine-page letter written from Arthur H. Harris in Monroe, Louisiana, to his brother George Carroll Harris in Nashville is a conscious political treatise. The author is advocating and justifiying the secession of Louisiana at the upcoming...
Pages 577 and 578 of a large bound volume containing issues of "The Rural Sun: Decoted to the Farming and Industrial Interest of the Country." This volume was presented to Balie Peyton from J. B. Killebrew.