Browse Items (62 total)

  • Collection: Ephemera Collection

b1f62a - Hugh Dubose for Governor - 1949-1950.jpg
"This is box 1 number 62, and this is a campaign flyer from Hugh DuBose who was running for governor of Alabama in the 1950 election. We presume that it was either put out in ’49 or ’50. It describes who he is and the kinds of positions he was taking…

b1f61a - Tax assessor document  - WBCO building layout -1949.jpg
"Box 1 number 61 is a building, a property history, from Brighton and Bessemer Road, the Bessemer Broadcasting Company, which would have been WBCO. This was originally designed in ’49 and it does indicate that as of October 6, 1951 there would have…

b1f60a - John Forney, sportscaster for WAPI - 1949.jpg
"This is box 1 number 61, no 60. I thought I said that number already, you sure? Okay. This is a clipping that came out in the 1990’s, which pictured John Forney who did football, basketball, and baseball play-by-play for WAPI back in 1949. It’s…

b1f59a - Cover of Les Fieres Coeurs dance invite -  11-11-1949.jpg
"All right moving on to box 1 folder 59 from 1949. A lovely little folder, very creatively done by ‘Les Fieres Coeurs’. They were a female…they were a women’s organization, and they were announcing a dance that they were going to hold in Birmingham.…

b1f58a - ad for GE radio - Life Magazine 2-28-1949.jpg
"Alright, box 1 we’re up to number 58. Folder 58 is an ad for a General Electric radio from the period from 1949. It was in Life magazine. It was just to kind of show you the technology of the time. What the radios looked like. This radio cost only,…

b1f57a - letter to IBEW requesting strike aid - 6-25-1949.jpg
"Alright here we go. This is box 1 folder 57, which contains the constitutions bylaws and rules of order of the Birmingham Federation of Labor as amended from August ‘37 through June of ‘47 so the book is still in existence as of this moment in time.…

b1f56a - Decca Records recording artists - 1949.jpg
"Okay we are now in box number 1 folder 56 from 1949, September to be exact. It is a promo piece put out by Decca Records of their artists which includes pictures of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Billy Epstein, Billie Holiday, and it looks like the…

b1f55a - Stars of WDIA, Memphis - 1949 001.jpg
"This is box number one number 55. It is a replica of the staff at WDIA Memphis, the first all black-staffed radio station in the United States. Which depicts 5 of its most popular disc jockeys at the time, including who would become a very famous…

b1f54a - WJLD FM  building on Red Mt - 5-12-1949.jpg
"And we are on box number 1 this is folder number 54, which are pictures of the studio and transmitter, we think this is the studio, of WJLD/WJLN where the tower is which (the tower) still exists on Red Mountain. Not sure if this is the studio or if…

b1f53a - The Forniss Building - Jan 20, 1949.jpg
"Okay this is folder number 53, pictures of the Forniss Building on 4th Avenue. It is not there now. Edwards Chevrolet uses that property for body work so that’s gone. But this picture was taken in January of ’49. The reason its in the folder is…
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