The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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While a plethora of photographs exist that chronicle the events of September 26, 1956, when Elvis made his triumphant return to Tupelo, Mississippi to perform a pair of shows in his hometown, the offered image is one which almost certainly has never been distributed. The original black-and-white photograph captures Elvis singing and strumming guitar to the left of the image as The Jordanaires sing into another microphone to the right side of the image. Elvis’ legendary appearance at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show that day caught the singer as he began his meteoric rise to superstardom. His first film was ready for release in just a couple of months and he already had several huge hits on his new record label, RCA, including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.” That fall day in 1956, Elvis made the crowd of thousands swoon. He was backed by his band, The Jordanaires, which included Gordon Stoker, Hugh Jarrett, Hoyt Hawkins and Neal Matthews, Jr., all of whom, along with Elvis, appear in this original photograph. This period photo measures 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches (6.35 x 6.35 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The photo exhibits edge wear, a crease across the top and a small pin hole, but does remain clear with good contrast. The reverse shows remnants of album mounting. Excellent condition.
1956 Original Photo of Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires on Stage in Tupelo, Mississippi
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,500.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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