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Trent Wood: 1925-2014

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Look how beautiful Ashlar Hall was in 1912

Ashlar Hall, as it appeared in "The Artwork of Memphis" (1912).

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A Midnight party at one of Memphis’ top nightspots

A 1940s photo offers a rare interior view of the Silver Slipper, one of Memphis’ best-known nightspots.

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