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  • Tags: 1940s

b2f49a - Ben Franklin and wife at WJLD Red Mountain - 1950s.jpg
Box 2 Folder 49: "We’re up to folder 49 which has an original picture of Ben Franklin, engineer Ben Franklin and his wife. I don’t remember her name although I spent a lot of time at her house, trying to get some things in order out of Ben’s files.…

1946-Bob Umbach .jpg
Tommy Cox, a WJLD listener interviewed about Bob Umbach, WJLD Radio Announcer and originator of the Atomic Boogie Hour in 1946. Tommy began listening to Bob Umbach in 1949. Tommy called Bob Friedman in 2005 letting him know he had a Rhythm and Blues…

b2f21a - Truman Puckett for Picard Clothiers - 1951.jpg
Box 2 Folder 21: "Right and moving into 1951 here; this is folder 21 and several pictures from negatives of, three pictures, of Truman Puckett. The negatives were found in the vast negative collection of Graf Studios in Bessemer in the early 1990's…

b1f62a - Hugh Dubose for Governor - 1949-1950.jpg
Box 1 Folder 62: "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…

b1f61a - Tax assessor document  - WBCO building layout -1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 61: "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…

b1f60a - John Forney, sportscaster for WAPI - 1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 60: "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…

b1f59a - Cover of Les Fieres Coeurs dance invite -  11-11-1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 59: "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…

b1f58a - ad for GE radio - Life Magazine 2-28-1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 58: "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…

b1f57a - letter to IBEW requesting strike aid - 6-25-1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 57: "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…

b1f56a - Decca Records recording artists - 1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 56: "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…
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