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  • Tags: 1950s

b3f16a - a WBCO contestant having her sash attached - 1954.jpg
"So this is folder 16 , from 1955, a series of pictures from the Johnny Jives Beauty Contest from WBCO. There’s an original here from Morrow’s photo studio, still in Fairfield. Either donated from Ed McClure or found by Bob at Morrow’s studio. The…

b3f15a - Bham News - Dr. Trenholm at Ullman - Jan 16, 1955.jpg
"We are now on folder 15. This is an article entitled “What Negroes are Doing: Dr. Trenholm, President of Alabama State College for Negroes in Montgomery, Alabama is the commencement speaker at Ullman High School in Birmingham scheduled for Jan21,…

b3f14a - Bham News radio log Sun, Jan 16, 1955.jpg
"And we are now into folder 14, which again are a couple of radio logs from Sunday, January 16th and Friday/Saturday, January 21st/22ndnd of 1955 from the Birmingham News. Joyce Savage is mentioned at… where is Joyce Savage mentioned? On this one you…

b3f13a - mounted photo of Robelia Pope at WJLD mic - 1954.jpg
"This is a mounted picture of RJ Pope, Robelia Pope. It’s folder 13. She’s doing a cooking show, which we think was on around noon. Is there anything on the back of the picture? No. Okay. We’re approximating 1954. RJ Pope would have been given to us…

b3f12a - 3 photos of King Porter trio - 1954.jpg
"a collection of six black and white photos received from Candy West from her grandfather's collection, I'm assuming. All six contain pictures of pianist and radio announcer King Porter. Three of the pictures have him with a trio at a party put on…

b3f11a - WBCO Rate Card - 1954.jpg
"Two rate cards from WBCO 1450. I received these in the 1990's but I cannot recall from whom. I approximate 1954 because I'm also guessing that the writing on the back might be the scribbling of Jess Lanier, owner of WBCO but also, Mayor of Bessemer…

b3f10a - pocket pen holder from Joe Rumore - 1954.jpg
"A pocket protector advertising Joe Rumore and Golden Eagle Table Syrup. Stations partnered with sponsors and gave out what are now called advertising specialties. This was part of a collection Candy West donated to the BBRM in 2015. Her grandfather…

b3f9a - Duke Rumore - WJLD Radio - 1954.jpg
"Moving along to folder 9. These are 3 pictures, an original, a copy of an original, and a copy of a copy, of Duke Rumore at a WJLD mic in 1954 when he was one of the top jocks in the city. He left for WSGN and pretty famous there. But that was at…

b3f8a - Sterling Jubilees (CIO Singers) and Tiger Thompson.jpg
"Moving along to folder 8, these are pictures of the Sterling Jubilee Singers of Bessemer, Alabama, with Tiger Thompson shown in the center with bow tie. That picture came from Doug Seroff’s booklet "Birmingham Quartet Scrapbook" from October of…

b3f7a - WJLD studio building, Bessemer 1954.jpg
"Moving along to folder 7 are pictures from the WJLD studios, and this is a different picture but it does show the tower and it shows a Buick parked out front. It’s a 1954 license plate so that’s how come we know there was still some kind of…
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