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This 52-page booklet produced by Bry's Department Store in 1928, was part of an effort to promote the city of Memphis. It contains short descriptions of 45 businesses operating in Memphis ranging from banks and newspapers to manufacturers and railroads which appeared initially in the store's advertisements. The foreword was written by the store president, Edward M. Salomon. Bry's was one of the big four department stores in Memphis in the twentieth century. It first opened in 1908 in the former Appeal newspaper building on the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets. In 1925, the store moved to another building on Main which was called the New Bry's. The store closed in 1964.

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MVP 3111

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1928

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Memphis (Tenn.)

Our Memphis: How Well Do You Know It?, 1928

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