Howard Locke by © Joe  Beasley IPA


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Bronica ETRs 50MM Verichrome Pan film
Howard owned Locke’s Dime Store
for may years. Every morning, the first thing that he did on opening the store was to place the American Flag on the parking sign in front of his business. Located in McMinnville TN, Locke’s was one of the last of the ma and pa dime stores.

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A photographer since 1960, I was a photographer for the award winning student newspaper at the University of Miami. While there I was influenced by Wilson Hicks, former Picture Editor of Life Magazine After serving in the Army as a photographer, I returned to McMinnville and worked as a technical photographer

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  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    Great photo, great history

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 4 years ago


  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

    I love this! You’ve captured a piece of history. I miss the old dime stores, more victims of the WalMarts of the world. I remember Thrifty Drug Store, with it’s soda fountain and 5 cent ice cream cones. We used to go there before going to the theater for the 50 cent matinee, another thing of the past.

  • The store operated in the same location for half of a century and at one time had branches in nearby towns.

    – © Joe Beasley IPA

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  • Mark Smart
    Mark Smartabout 2 years ago

    Well deserved feature Joe, : – 10th September 2012

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    lcretyialmost 2 years ago


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