Beatrice Garrison and the Pentecost-Garrison School

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Althea Pentecost & Beatrice Garrison
  • Althea Pentecost & Beatrice Garrison
In the January issue of Memphis magazine, I wrote about the Pentecost-Garrison School for Boys, one of this city's best private schools, and the forerunner to today's Presbyterian Day School and Memphis University School.

At the time, I had not located a photograph of one of the school's founders, Beatrice Garrison, so we only included an image of Althea Pentecost.

But as luck would have it, I did finally turn up an old, undated photo of both women in the Special Collections Department of the University of Memphis Libraries, so here you go. Though the entire right side of the photo, which originally ran in the Memphis Press-Scimitar, has been trimmed away for some reason, you can see that the ladies are standing in front of a lifeboat, so we can assume the snapshot was taken while they were on an ocean voyage.

That's Beatrice on the right, by the way.

PHOTO COURTESY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS LIBRARIES

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