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Shelby Foote and documentary producer, Ken Burns posing.

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Shelby Foote and his friend, Walker Percy lounging outside.

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Shelby Foote, Sr. holding a baby Shelby around 1917.

Shelby Foote is standing second from the left in this photo of the 1991 Omicron Delta Kappa inductees in 1991.

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Shelby is about two years old and sitting on his mother's lap.

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Foote visited Shiloh National Park in April 1990. His fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862, "Shiloh; a novel" was published in 1952. Foote uses the first-person perspective of several Union and Confederate soldiers to depict…

Foote is about four years old and dressed in overalls andholding a piece of wood and a hammer

Foote was editor of the award winning newspaper at his high school in Greenville, Mississippi. He is standing in front center of these students from Greenville High School.

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Foote described this as his first mustache when he was 21 years old in 1938.

Shelby Foote taking to a group of young men at the University of North Carolina

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Foote as a Captain stationed in Birmingham, England.

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During the filming of "Memphis", Foote visited the set and met with Cybil Shepard who was acting in the movie. "Memphis" was based on Foote's novel, "September, September" and was filmed on Sheridan Street in Memphis in 1990.

Foote kept a list of classical composers and their birth and death dates tacked to his bulletin board. When he noted his daily activities in his diary, he would not which musical work he listened to on his long walk.

Foote was captured dancing with a young coed at this formal at the University of North Carolina in 1936 when he would have been a sophomore.

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This is the front of the home on East Parkway that Foote shared with his wife, Gwen.

This bulletin board hung on the wall at the back of the desk where Foote did most of his writing. He structured his day to include a walk, watch one soap opera and write at least 500 words for his current project .

Ken Burns sent a set of the PBS documentary on the Civil War to Foote and thanking Foote for being the "presiding effort" in the production.

Foote's grandfather, Huger Lee Foote is standing sideways in the front of the group.
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