1956 Christmas Lighting Contest

Title

1956 Christmas Lighting Contest

Subject

Civic Life

Description

This letter was sent from the Christmas Lighting Committee to encourage “friends” to enter the City Beautiful Commission’s annual Christmas Lighting Contest. This letter encouraged citizens to “Make Memphis Shine at Christmas Time”. This letter indicated that this contest was for entry into the 1956 Lighting Contest’s Negro Division. The displays were to be judged on beauty and the expression of Christmas spirit. The Contest is co-sponsored by the City Beautiful Commission and the Commercial Appeal.

Creator

City Beautiful Commission

Source

Mississippi Valley Collection

Publisher

The University of Memphis Libraries

Date

1956

Contributor

Gillespie, P. T.
Gerber, C. C.
Goldsmith, J.

Rights

Digital Image © 2015, University of Memphis Libraries Preservation and Special Collections Department. All rights reserved.

Relation

Hist4851, Spring 2015

Files

Citation

City Beautiful Commission, “1956 Christmas Lighting Contest,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed September 21, 2018, https://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/8.