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Images of America; Birmingham & Jefferson County

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Images of America; Birmingham & Jefferson County 

Condition

Pages crisp and clear with tight binding. Minimal wear to cover. Dust marks to top page ends. See images

Product Details

  •  Format - Paperback
  • Pages - 125

  

Synopsis

From its founding as a steel-making area that rivalled any in the world for quality and quantity, to its present-day role as a leading banking, retail, and medical centre for the New South, the rolling, iron-rich land of Jefferson County has been well represented in picture postcards. Roving photographers and those from local studios captured scenes of civic, business, and private life, and made them into postcards that were sent around the world. Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama takes the reader on a visual tour of such landmarks as the Tutwiler Hotel, the Empire Building, Rickwood Field, Legion Field, Arlington, and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Explore the beginnings of world-class medical facilities, the rise of the iron and steel industry, and the rich cultural heritage that the Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Italians, Greeks, and other ethnic groups brought to the area.

 

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