Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter in 1915

What was Easter like 100 years ago in Birmingham, Alabama? The Southern History Department has created a digital exhibit featuring advertisements to give you an idea of what people were purchasing during the Easter shopping season. The advertisements range from fashion, flowers, candy, and of course, the fixings for Easter dinner.

Fleck's Easter Egg Dyes

In the upcoming months, we plan to highlight the major new stories, human interest stories, sports, advertisements, and other unique items found in Alabama newspapers. Perspective is everything, and we will feature content from defunct and almost forgotten newspapers, like The Ensley Enterprise, to the city’s most well-known newspaper, The Birmingham News. Take a look and tell us what you think.

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