The Peabody Hotel - Memphis, TN

     The Peabody Hotel is internationally famous for it's Ducks in their fountain

"The Legend of the Ducks"

Back in the 1930's Frank Schutt, General Manager of the Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas.  The men had a little too much Tennessee sippin' whiskey and thought it would be funny to place some of their live decoy ducks (it was legal then for hunters to use live decoys) in the beautiful Peabody fountain.  Three small English call ducks were selected as "guinea pigs." and the reaction was nothing short of enthusiastic.  Thus began a Peabody tradition which was to become internationally famous.


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"Click Here To See The Ducks Come In"


The red carpet and steps are brought out

The Duckmaster rolls out the red carpet

The Duckmaster announces that the Ducks are on the way down from the Duck Palace

Everyone waiting for the elevator doors to open

Ducks in the Peabody Fountain from above

View 2 of Ducks in the Peabody Fountain from above

Ducks in the Peabody Fountain

Edward D Pembroke first Peabody Duckmaster for 40 years

View of bar and fountain in Peabody Hotel lobby

Ceiling in Peabody Hotel Lobby

Corridor in Peabody Hotel

11th Floor of The Peabody Hotel

On the Plantation Roof

The Duck Palace on the Plantation Roof

Rear of Duck Palace is where the Ducks are kept

Wall area inside of Duck Palace Pen

Duck yard area

Water area for Ducks

The Ducks were getting new green carpet install in their Duck Pen today

Little Duck Palace

Doors from hotel to Plantation Roof area

View of I-40 Bridge over Mississippi River

This guy gave Elvis Presley his first pink shirt

Lansky Bros store front in Peabody Hotel Lobby



Winter 2005 - 2006