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Segregated Lunch Counter.  While waiting for a train to take him from  Chattanooga to Memphis, a trip of some 400 miles, Elvis sits at the  lunch counter to have some breakfast. The woman standing had ordered a  sandwich for which she was waiting, but was not able to sit at the  counter.  Railroad station, Chattanooga, Tenn.  July 4, 1956.© Alfred  Wertheimer.
From a National Portrait Gallery and the Govinda  Gallery exhibit, “Elvis at 21”, on view at the Portrait Gallery through  Jan. 23, 2011.

Segregated Lunch Counter. While waiting for a train to take him from Chattanooga to Memphis, a trip of some 400 miles, Elvis sits at the lunch counter to have some breakfast. The woman standing had ordered a sandwich for which she was waiting, but was not able to sit at the counter. Railroad station, Chattanooga, Tenn. July 4, 1956.© Alfred Wertheimer.

From a National Portrait Gallery and the Govinda Gallery exhibit, “Elvis at 21”, on view at the Portrait Gallery through Jan. 23, 2011.

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    well damn Elvis
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    What a powerful image…
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