1956. Elvis on the 27 hour train ride from NYC to Memphis. In a few months he would be the most talked about entertainer in the world, when photographer Alfred Wertheimer took these photos he was still unknown.
Somewhere in the area of White Station (on Poplar) the train stops and Elvis gets off alone so he can walk to the Presley family home on Audubon Drive. It is believed the train stopped somewhere between Mendenhall and Colonial Roads. This is a special moment in Elvis' life as he had not yet reached the level of fame that prevented him from walking home alone in Memphis. Photographer Albert Wertheimer captured the moment from the train