A Financial Expedition through Memphis

"Woman with grocery tape". The Grocery Stores of Clarence Saunders, DIG Memphis

Inspired by the Library’s Thinking Money exhibition, this online exhibit explores financial related topics while showcasing the history of money matters in Memphis. Learn how consumer prices have changed over the years. Take a look at some of the oldest banking institutions in the city. See where Memphians of the past have gone to obtain loans. Drawing on images found in in our digital archives, the exhibition connects broader financial themes to local history and information. Join us as we take A Financial Expedition through Memphis!

Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made the onsite exhibition possible. The Thinking Money exhibit on the 3rd Floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library was on display from October 21 - November 29, 2017.

Background image: Map - Shelby County (1954). DIG MEMPHIS, Board of Adjustment Files