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Photos, Good News, and More

May 23, 2020

This month's Nashville history post is letting photography do the talking, with a variety of slideshows for all to enjoy. Starting with a tribute to all medical workers for their dedicated service during these trying times, to finishing with a little more of "Some Good News - Archives Edition." 

As May is National Photography Month, I thought I'd let the below slideshows do the talking for me. And, I thought I'd try covering a few different topics in the process, so hopefully this blog post will have something for everyone. 

And since this blog post is published the weekend before Memorial Day, I'd also like to offer a special and enduring thank you to all of our veterans out there. And of course, let's remember everyone that made the ultimate sacrifice during their service.

February 26,1919 - World War I Welcome Home parade in Washington, D.C. - along Pennsylvania Ave.

Slideshow Topics:

  • A tribute to all medical workers during these trying times, with a look back at Nashville's Medical Past. 
  • A look back at Nashville's Flood History, including the most recent 2010 flood. 
  • Because we're currently living in a world without sports, here's a look back at Nashville's baseball past. 
  • And lastly, a little more of "Some Good News, Archives Edition" 

Slideshow of Medical Workers as Tribute to Their Service

Slideshow of Past Floods in Nashville, in Memoriam of 10 Years Since the May, 2010 Flood

Old Photos of Nashville Baseball

More of "Some Good News - Archives Edition"

Over the month of October, 1918, things appeared to slowly get better during the Spanish Influenza Pandemic...



And on a weird side note but a positive one, Daylight-Saving Period was tested for the first time and was successful...sort of obviously otherwise we might not still be doing it. 

'Til next time and hang in there everyone, 


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Sarah is a Program Coordinator with Metro Archives. Her interests and areas of expertise are history, reading books (of any kind), music, travel, Harry Potter, and bingeing a good comedy series. When not in Archives, she is either nose-deep in a book or planning her next trip. Learn more about the fascinating materials found at Metro Archives through their website.