Tabasco sauce bottle

Tabasco sauce bottle

Tabasco brand pepper sauce, made by the McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana.

Yee’s Oriental Inn, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Yee’s Oriental Inn, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenosha, Wisconsin — The vintage neon sign of Yee's Oriental Inn (5034 6th Avenue), an Americanized Chinese restaurant which has been here since about 1955 serving chop suey, chow mein, sub gum, egg foo young, and other "Cantonese food."

One Sweet Dream, Don Gill’s, Kenosha

One Sweet Dream, Don Gill’s, Kenosha

Kenosha, Wisconsin — A series of buildings in the 5000 block of 7th Avenue seen at dusk. The white building here is Grand Central Records and Tapes, but when I was a teen in the 1970s, the brown building to its right was a record store and head shop called One Sweet...

One sweet planting

One sweet planting

Kenosha, Wisconsin — A decorative planting tucked into the space between two buildings in the 5000 block of 7th Avenue.

Culture in Kenosha

Culture in Kenosha

Kenosha, Wisconsin — An album cover — Eugene Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra in Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite — is seen with other debris across from taverns on 52nd Street.

Dinner at Karen’s

Dinner at Karen’s

Kenosha, Wisconsin — Dinner tonight is at Karen's, and she has been cooking.

Mount Carmel Procession, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mount Carmel Procession, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenosha, Wisconsin — Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish Procession through Kenosha's Columbus Park neighborhood during the church's annual festival in Columbus Park.

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

Elvis Presley microphone, Sun Studio, Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee — Pictured above is the Shure 55 microphone said to have been used by Elvis Presley, and beyond it, the control room window at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio), the birthplace of rock and roll. The...

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Sun Studio recording studio, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The recording studio at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (now known as Sun Studio) where some of the greatest records in music history were recorded. Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Oribison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl...

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Sun Studio main room, acoustic tile ceiling

Memphis, Tennessee — The main room of Sam Phillips' Sun Studio (originally Memphis Recording Service), where many hit records by Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and others were made. This recording studio...

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Sun Studio control room window, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The control room at Sun Studio (Memphis Recording Service), the recording studio where Sam Phillips recorded some of the most famous records in music history — including hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison,...

Johnny Cash dollar bill guitar trick at Sun Studio

Johnny Cash dollar bill guitar trick at Sun Studio

Memphis, Tennessee — A Sun Studio tour guide demonstrates how Johnny Cash used a dollar bill slipped between his guitar strings to dampen them, producing a soft, rhythmic sound instead of harmonic chords.

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Sun Studio: Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service

Memphis, Tennessee — Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue, opened by Sam Phillips as "Memphis Recording Service" on January 3, 1950. Sun Studio, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, is the birthplace of rock and roll music. Ike Turner's "Rocket 88" was recorded here in 1951....

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Memphis, Tennessee: 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a doorknob, show an...

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis, Tennessee — Detail of the 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a...

Lorraine Motel sign, Memphis

Lorraine Motel sign, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — The former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated (white wreath to the left of the sign on the second floor railing), now houses the National Civil Rights Museum.

Civil Rights Museum protester Jacqueline Smith

Civil Rights Museum protester Jacqueline Smith

Memphis, Tennessee — Jacqueline Smith was the last resident of the Lorraine Motel before it became the National Civil Rights Museum. She has been across the street from the museum at her protest site since January 12, 1988.

Civil Rights Museum protester Jacqueline Smith’s display

Civil Rights Museum protester Jacqueline Smith’s display

Memphis, Tennessee: National Civil Rights Museum protester Jacqueline Smith, the last resident of the Lorraine Motel, has kept a protest vigil across the street since January 12, 1988. The sign leaning against the wall reads: What Jacqueline Smith believes is that the...

MLK assassination: Memphis rooming house, protest

MLK assassination: Memphis rooming house, protest

Memphis, Tennessee — The shot that killed Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is said to have been fired by James Earl Ray through the fourth window from the right, a bathroom in Bessie Brewer's Rooming House at 422 S. Main St. Dr. King had just stepped out of Room 306 of...

Civil Rights Museum: MLK assassination memorial

Civil Rights Museum: MLK assassination memorial

Memphis, Tennessee — National Civil Rights museum memorial of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel, where the museum is now located. Dr. King had just stepped out of Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on his way to dinner at...

Memphis Police on Beale Street

Memphis Police on Beale Street

Memphis, Tennessee — Police officers watch Fourth of July revelers on Beale Street at Third Street, in front of Silky O'Sullivan's (at left).

Peabody Hotel rooftop party, Memphis

Peabody Hotel rooftop party, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — Rooftop Fourth of July party atop the Peabody Hotel, with lighted sign and flag above the famous elevators used by ducks.

4th of July, Confederate Park, Memphis

4th of July, Confederate Park, Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — Waiting for the Independence Day fireworks at Confederate Park on the Mississippi River. Confederate Park has since been renamed "Memphis Park."

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