The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Before arriving home to Memphis on March 7, 1960 at 7:45 a.m. in the middle of a snow storm after completing his Army service, Elvis had boarded the train “The Tennessean” in Washington the previous morning. During the trip, Elvis spent time on the observation platform in his dress blues and waved to crowds. In Nashville, a young reporter from the Nashville Tennessean boarded the train to cover the big story of Elvis’ homecoming. The afternoon of March 7, Elvis conducted a press conference in Vernon’s office behind Graceland with almost fifty reporters. He was so thrilled to be home that he told journalists, “I just can’t get it in my mind that I’m here.” Elvis began acclimating back into Memphis life by visiting his mother’s grave the very next day. Offered is an official black-and-white news service photo of Elvis drinking milk while in uniform that appears to be aboard the train. The reverse contains the blue ink handwritten notation, “Elvis Presley 3/7/60 / 80847” with “413” written in pencil in the upper right. While many photos from his return home exist, few are quite as candid and intimate as this one. The photo measures 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The photo is in excellent condition overall with faint markings along the white front edges and minor discoloration and surface soiling on the reverse.
Elvis Presley Returning From the Army in Full Uniform News Service Photo – March 7, 1960
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,187.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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