Summer 2021

We need your help! Below are images from our digital archive that are missing important details. See if you can help us fill in some of the gaps.  

updated mysteries!

DIG MEMPHIS MYSTERIES will look a little different going forward.  Starting in Summer of 2021, we’ll begin posting mystery “seasons” – a multi-week series of mysteries, all centered around a common theme. Use the Resources link below to access tools that can help with your research.  If you suggest an answer, please share with us how you solved the mystery. Include your name, and we’ll give you credit on the record in the DIG archives.  To keep up to date with all DIG MEMPHIS MYSTERIES, follow us on Instagram at @digmemphishistory


“Unidentified White Victorian Style House”. The Nadia Price Photography Collection, DIG MEMPHIS (Digital ID: NPP0159)

Our Summer season of mysteries will highlight the Nadia Price Collection. Nadia Price was one of the first women in the city to make her living as a photographer. Her work was a staple of Memphis life after World War II.  DIG Memphis’ Nadia Price Collection was donated by Nadia Price herself and includes photographs documenting people, places and events from the Memphis area over a span of 40 years. 

“Unidentified White Victorian Style House (2)”. The Nadia Price Photography Collection, DIG MEMPHIS (Digital ID: NPP0156)

Some of the items in the collection lack details describing the locations in the photograph. One example is this set of images titled, “Unidentified White Victorian Style House”.  The only hint as to where this photograph was taken is a note on the back of the slide that simply states, “4th St.”  

Can you help us locate where this home is/was on 4th Street? The photograph was taken around March 1970.  Let us know your thoughts in the box below. 

Check back next week for more mystery images! 

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Here are some resources that can help with your search.

City Directories 1849-1943 – Shelby County Registrar (link)

Commercial Appeal Archives 1894-Today – Newsbank (link)

Historic Shelby County – Aerial Maps (link)

Maps of Memphis (link)

Vehicle Registration Plates of TN – Wikipedia (link)