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Turner Publishing sent me an awesome book to give away to you guys!!
It is called Historic Photos of Birmingham, and has 200 pages that poignantly tell the story of the city from the 1870’s to current day.
They sent me a copy as well so that I could check it out. When they offered it to me, I wasn’t sure if it would be interesting to me – I’m not huge on historical pictures normally. But let me tell you, the first night we got it, Chris and I both got completely sucked into it and read the entire thing!!
Now that might be impressive, but it IS a picture book. But we pored over it, reading every caption and studying every picture. It was fascinating!!!
The photos coupled with their well-written captions portray a storyline that is just completely captivating. It so made me want to go back and experience Birmingham in all of those time periods!! But just for a little bit. . . until it was time to do laundry or go to the bathroom or take a bath or. . . well you get the point.
If you’re not from Birmingham, this is a series – they also have similar books on quite a few other cities. Check to see if your city is on the list here.
Here are a couple of pictures of what is in the Birmingham book:
Downtown Birmingham in the 1870’s: dirt roads and tract houses.
The Jemison house in the 1880’s right in the middle of downtown. Apparently Mr. Jemison was “Mr. Birmingham” and owned quite a bit of it. Look at the tall buildings in the background that were already built that long ago!!
A traffic cop in the 1920’s:
The Spirit of St. Louis’ visit to Birmingham in the 20’s after it’s historical flight:
A group of CIVIL WAR veterans getting together to reminisce:
This picture really intrigued me. It was taken in 1961 at the Fairgrounds (somewhere I went many times as a child), and the kid in it looks JUST like my Dad did as a kid. Even Dad had to look at it for quite a while to confirm that it wasn’t him, finally deciding so that he looked a tad bit young to be him at the time:
The Alabama Cheerleaders back in the days of modesty:
All in all, it was a fascinating read. There were so many events photographed that mine and Chris’ parents and grandparents could very well have been in attendance. It’s a great read!!
So I have one copy of the Birmingham book to give away!! The retail price is $40 – this is a high quality, “coffee-table” book. It is really as good as I’ve said – I promise!!
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