SB 30 Episode 12: Discussing “Newman to Now” with Emily Cohen & Gary Walpole

We’ve all seen them. In the back dining room of the Arcade Restaurant, behind a bookshelf at Burkes Books, and in coffee shops, lobbies and offices all over town. They are the Don Newman’s: the now-iconic photos of 1940s, ’50s and ’60s Memphis by commercial photographer Don Newman.

For this week’s show, we sat down with the two leaders of the Newman to Now project, project director Emily Cohen and photographer Gary Walpole, that presents the photos in their historical context as well as against the same exact locations today.

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For links to images mentioned in this podcast, enjoy the Memphis Heritage Don Newman gallery at

Memphis Heritage handles the entire collection and prints may be purchased by contacting MHI at 901-272-2727 or The sales from the Newman Collection support the work of Memphis Heritage, “Giving Our Past a Future.”

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