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b2f29a -  Bham Post Herald - WJLD transmitter moved   7-21-1952.jpg
"From the Birmingham Post Herald, it says Bessemer News. “WJLD transmitter moved to Birmingham”. Radio station WJLD has moved its transmitter from Bessemer to Red Mountain in Birmingham, and this was July 21, 1952. That’s very helpful. “The…

b2f17a - Johnston protests tower site land evaluation 4-20-1950.jpg
"We’re up to folder 17, which is a tower, part of, well know it’s not part it’s from April 1950 referring to raising the land valuation. This is a protest by the Johnston Manufacturing Company, the original owner company of WJLD, when they were…

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.…

b1f46a - Golden Gates at Birmingham Theater 4-23-1948.jpg
"OK moving to box 1 number 46 are a number of clippings from the Birmingham World newspaper from 1948. They describe many activities going on in the city of Birmingham. Some commentary can be seen on national issues as well. Various advertisements…

b1f45a - clipping on Birmingham FM requests to FCC.jpg
"Moving ahead to box 1 folder 45 from 1948. New 1000-watt radio station for city seeks permit. This mentions that George Johnston and George Johnston Jr. who were the operators of WJLD in Bessemer have applied for a Birmingham outlet, 5000-watts…

b1f42a - City to Have 1 Radio Stations - approx 1947.jpg
"And we move to box 1, and we are at folder 42, which is approximately 1947 and we do that because there is an application for a Birmingham-based radio station which at this point WJLD is considered a Bessemer licensed station. There were only, we…

b1f39a - Rev. Burke's promo card for WSGN
"Moving along to box 1 folder 39 is a promo card for Rev. W.E. Burke pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Birmingham and the First Baptist in Bessemer. It announces that he preaches at 11:30 over WSGN every 1st and 3rd Sunday night. Again has a…

b1f29a - Sterling Jubilees of Birmingham Alabama.jpg
"Ok this is box 1 folder 29 from 1946. A picture given to us by one of the family members of the Sterling Jubilee Singers, which we approximate to be that old. They were an old group in this town. Their dress-wear certainly leads us to believe that…

Four Great Wonders of Bham0001.jpg
"Box 1 number 7. This is a picture from 1940; we approximate from 40. It may be the late 30s but we’re not sure. It’s a picture of the Four Great Wonder Singers of Birmingham, Alabama, and the person that we are most familiar with is the organizer of…

Bham 18th St. N & 5-6 Av0001.jpg
"Box 1 number 5 is an approximation of the 500 block of 18th Street North in Birmingham from the 1940s. Obtained at the archives, the archive section of the Birmingham Public Library, which received many many pictures from the Jefferson County tax…
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