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  • Tags: Epps Jewelry Company

b6f19a - Church fan with Rev W.A. Clark - 1972.jpg
"Moving along to folder 19, these are copies of two fans… didn’t we have this already? Ok, these are copies of both sides of fans that were put out by the Epp’s Jewelry folks and Taft Epstein was a big promoter of black radio, church programming in…

b5f22a - Church fan with Martin Luther King - 1968.jpg
"This is folder 22 which is a fan depicting the life of Dr. Martin Luther King from his birth in 1929 to his death in 1968. On the back once again, these were put out by Epp’s Jewelers, also advertising WJLD and WENN as outlets for Epp’s commercials…

b5f1a - 109 N 19th Street entrance far right - 1967.jpg
"Ok, this is box 5, folder 1, pictures of the entrance, just barely, to the WJLD studios at 109 North 19th Street. The entrance is in the lower right hand corner and that’s the building. We just happen to have a picture that showed the next building…

b4f22a - Deacon Richmond David church fan - 1963.jpg
"We’re now at folder 22, a church fan that features Deacon Richmond Davis on the front and also advertises the fact that WJLD and WENN were simulcasting religious programs on Sunday from 9 to 10 AM and then, at WJLD from 8 to 9 PM, also was…

b2f19a - Eddie Cleanhead Vinson ad in Bham World  4-7-1950.jpg
"We are now up to folder 19. I obtained this from microfiche from the Birmingham World. It is dated April 7, 1950. Eddie “Clean Head” Vincent coming to town in April of 1950, again. Also sponsored by the same folks Epps, the North Temple Record Bar,…

b2f2a - Birmingham World ad for Buddy Johnson  3-21-1950.jpg
"Moving along to folder number 2 is a clipping of microfiche that came out of the Birmingham World archives in the public library in Birmingham with a picture of Buddy Johnson coming to the city auditorium on March 24 unfortunately, or is there a…

1943 - WSGN WA Clark (L) w group and Deacon Davis (R).jpg
Ms Ophelia Davis George (b. Nov 9, 1929, d. Mar 25, 2015), daughter of gospel broadcaster Deacon Richmond Davis (b. abt 1904, d. abt 1967). Davis began his gospel broadcasting in Birmingham in 1939 on WBRC, forerunner of WERC (960 AM), and was…

W. A. Clark, Taft Epstein, and Deacon Richmond Davis
Taft Epstein (b. June 1, 1912, d. Nov 17, 1979), remembered by his brother, Alex Epstein (b. Jan 22, 2015, Apr 23, 2012). Taft was a clothing store owner and sponsor for Black gospel radio programming and other events.
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