W. C. Handy statue, Handy Park in Memphis

W. C. Handy statue, Handy Park in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — Life-size bronze statue by sculptor Leone Tommasi honoring W. C. Handy stands facing Beale Street, just inside the entrance to Handy Park.

Memphis: Beale St. near A. Schwab’s

Memphis: Beale St. near A. Schwab’s

Memphis, Tennessee — Beale Street, just south of A. Schwab's dry goods store, the only remaining original business on Beale. Across Beale Street at far left is King's Palace Cafe.

Beale St. at Second St., Memphis

Beale St. at Second St., Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee — Beale Street at Second ahead of July 4th celebration. The barricade sign reads, "No vehicles, no bicycles, no skates, no skateboards, no glass containers, no animals/reptiles."

Blue plates at the Blue Plate Cafe

Blue plates at the Blue Plate Cafe

During the 1950s, dinnerware manufactured by the Royal China Company of Sebring, Ohio and decorated with transfer printed scenes taken from prints by Currier & Ives was offered as promotional premiums by A&P grocery stores. Although also produced in pink, green, and...

Amy at the Blue Plate Cafe

Amy at the Blue Plate Cafe

We wanted to escape our Kenosha apartment for the Fourth of July holiday and decided to drive to "Memphis in the meantime." Breakfast on the 4th was here at the cheerful Blue Plate Cafe, where we enjoyed some tasty gravy with our biscuits and soaked up the...

The Maidenform Women

The Maidenform Women

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin — Amy, Amy, Lynn, and Melissa — the key four in the Maidenform store (a.k.a. "The Panty Ranch") at the Prime Outlets shopping center.

My feet in the bathtub

My feet in the bathtub

Kenosha, Wisconsin — We had a deep, old clawfoot bathtub in that apartment on 5th Avenue. In lucid dreaming, there’s an exercise which involves finding your feet or your hands as a first step in establishing your identity and your location. Taking this photo, I could...

Fireworks at Cohorama Point

Fireworks at Cohorama Point

Fireworks at Kenosha, Wisconsin's Cohorama Point during the annual Cohorama festival and fishing tournament, reflected in the water at Simmons Island Marina. The Cohorama festival ended in 2004, but has been succeeded by the somewhat smaller Kenosha Coho Classic...

Little Europe folk waiters

Little Europe folk waiters

Kenosha County, Wisconsin — Signage depicting a waiter and waitress in traditional dress at the Little Europe Schnitzel House Bohemian restaurant along I-94's East Frontage Road..

American flag, large

American flag, large

Kenosha, Wisconsin — A large United States flag is displayed on the back of a house.

Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Virgin Mary

Kenosha, Wisconsin — Sign displayed outside the convent of St. Casimir Church on Washington Road: "Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray for us," flanked by two American flags.

Lakeside Steel & Mfg. Co.

Lakeside Steel & Mfg. Co.

Kenosha, Wisconsin — Windows of Lakeside Steel & Mfg. Co. plant along Washington Road.

Dominic

Dominic

Kenosha, Wisconsin — Dominic hanging out in our front yard.

First cabin in Kenosha County: Jacob Montgomery

First cabin in Kenosha County: Jacob Montgomery

Bronze plaque set in stone and caged for protection along a trail in Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin. It reads: HISTORICAL LANDMARK Site of log cabin built in March 1835 by Jacob Montgomery, a trapper, and his two sons. First Settlement in Town of Somers,...

Historical marker: First cabin in Kenosha County

Historical marker: First cabin in Kenosha County

Bronze plaque set in stone and caged for protection along a trail in Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin. It reads: HISTORICAL LANDMARK Site of log cabin built in March 1835 by Jacob Montgomery, a trapper, and his two sons. First Settlement in Town of Somers,...

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