Synopses & Reviews
Memphis rests on the east bank of the Mississippi, a river that has altered its course many times. Memphis has also changed over the years, expanding and maturing with each new decade. From the days when cotton was king, through the yellow fever epidemics of the late 19th century, to the building boom of the 1920s, Memphis has adapted to its changing cultural environment. Through historic photographs, Then and Now: Memphis illustrates how the city has changed over the years. This pictorial retrospective revisits historic Memphis sites and offers comparative photographs of the locations in both past and present times.
About the Author
Author Robert W. Dye has followed in the footsteps of turn-of-the-century photographers to document the landmarks
and streetscapes of today. Dye is a fourth-generation Memphian who has worked over the years to document and archive the history of Memphis and the surrounding communities.