Friday, February 22, 2008

Photographs Added February 21

Consolidated Dairies
Photographs of Consolidated Dairies, East Lake Atheneum, Florence Hotel, Rosenberger's Birmingham Trunk Factory, Capitol Theatre, Galax Theatre, and Strand Theatre were recently added. To view the photographs click here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Margaret Allen School 1915

The 1915 yearbook for the Margaret Allen School was recently added to the online database.

School girls standing

"'A day in June' is an almost every-day affair in Birmingham, there is nothing at all rare about it. What about a day in February when it snows? Ah, that is rare indeed! So rare is it, that last year none of us who were ten, or twelve, or maybe fourteen, had ever seen snow that "stayed on the ground." And one of us, older than that, whose home was in Florida, had never even seen a snow fall! Is it any wonder that we ran eagerly to school to know what the others thought of it? So hurriedly did we come, and so unused were we to this experience, that we came in oxfords and without sign of overshoes, causing many wise and disapproving looks from the teachers, and much following up, by parents, with things that go with snows.

The "grown-ups," realizing at once that there was much fun in store for us out of doors; because they had seen one or two real snows in Alabama, gave us a half-holiday. They knew that we would be too old and too big to play in the next one. This is a picture of a crowd of the happiest of us, taken on the roof garden. The roof garden has been the scene of many good times in the sunshine, but only once have we stood on it with our feet deep buried in snow." ~ page 45

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Photographs Added

Photographs depicting the Birmingham Gun Club, Redmont Tire Company, women's suffrage, Henley School, Tutwiler Hotel, Fairfield Theatre, Royal Theatre, and the 1893 Avondale Croquet Club were recently added. Click here to view the images.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Barker School newspaper stories online

Barker School on fire
Newspaper articles about Barker School are now available online. Most of the articles cover the 1941 fire that destroyed the school.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Powell School Items Added

Newspaper article
Newspaper articles and a typewritten letter about Powell School have been added to the Digital Collections database. Click here to view.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008