The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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March 1958 was a busy one for Elvis as the month started with recordings for King Creole and ended with Elvis’ induction into the Army on March 24th and his travels to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas briefly before heading to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. While at Fort Chaffee, Elvis goes under the clipper for the typical GI haircut, although this private is anything but typical, as his trim is done in front of a crowd of press. Elvis jokingly remarks “Hair today, gone tomorrow.” During his three days at Fort Chaffee, Elvis is assigned to General Patton’s Second Armored Division, known as “Hell on Wheels.” That Friday, March 28, he will head to Fort Hood to join his battalion. Offered are two snapshots of the new recruit likely taken at Fort Chaffee. In the black-and-white snapshot Elvis is shown with his arm around a young fan, and in the sepia-toned image, Elvis is polishing his boots like any good private. Elvis is the epitome of a fresh-faced, wet-behind-the-ears private in these great candid shots. The snapshots each measure 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches (8.89 x 8.89 cm) and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The photos present with no defects. Near Mint condition.
Pair of Photographs of Elvis Presley During his Army Service – Possibly Ft. Chaffee, 1958
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,500.00
Estimate: $400 - $800
Number Bids: 26
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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