Bolivar Through the Ages

Signs of Commerce
View collections of postcards, commercial papers, business cards, business sign images, etc. of the past.  See how Bolivar has evolved over the years...then and now.  

Watch the 1938 B/W video and then compare it to the more recent 1968 color video taken 30 years later. Then come visit Bolivar in 2015!


See Bolivar Tennessee as it was in 1938



See Bolivar Tennessee as it was in 1968 - 30 Years Later!


The above video presentations were filmed by R.P. Shackelford.  We are indebted to him for capturing a little bit of Bolivar history (people, places and things) ... many of them no longer with us.  

Any volunteers out there to shoot the next video chapter ... we need someone to provide a 2015 video update of Bolivar following this same format...any takers?



Paper Traces of Bolivar Businesses Down Through the Ages ‎(1856 - 1935)‎


Also visit the Step Back in Time link on the left to see over 1,500 more examples of Hardeman County and surrounding area business documents.



Early Bolivar Postcards