The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Memphis Postcards Part 4

Here are two more images from the continuing the series of antique Memphis postcards.  The top image does not claim to be any specific place in Memphis, just a field of cotton in bloom.  The theme of Memphis as the major cotton trading market appears on a few of the postcards.  Please bear in mind that these cards were probably printed in the early to mid 1930's, and reflected the economic and social status quo of the time.  The scene in the bottom image is easily recognizable, as several of the more prominent buildings remain.

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