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Insiders Artifact: 1957 Invoice for Graceland's Marble Lions

August 10, 2012

This week's artifact features the invoice from T.J. Malone & Son who moved the two imported marble lions from 160 Cherry Road to Graceland. The company charged $1,000 to purchase and install the lion statues. The two white marble lions were placed at the front entrance and currently serve as the spot where millions of Elvis fans have taken photos. These lions have become an integral part of the king's legacy and the place he called home. Fans continue to travel from around the world to make the rock 'n' roll pilgrimage to Graceland. This year's 35th celebration of Elvis Week is expected to be one of the largest in history.

Each week, a rare or never-before-seen photo or document from the Graceland archives is added to the Elvis Insiders artifacts gallery. This gallery is exclusive to Elvis Insiders Basic and Plus members. Not an Elvis Insider? Learn more about becoming one!