Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday 100 years ago in 1916

You may be familiar with the social media trend of Throwback Thursday #TBT in which users post pictures of a different era on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms and fondly remember what life was like during that time period. The Southern History Department is adapting Throwback Thursday on its Facebook page and giving you a glimpse into what life was like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916. The staff of the Southern History Department have scoured the Birmingham newspapers on microfilm to bring you interesting stories, people, places, and advertisements. Here are just a few of the exciting things that happened already in Birmingham by February 1916.
Florence Hotel

Boys' Industrial School

Roebuck Springs

This week, we are highlighting a Birmingham first. Here’s a hint: Eddie Rickenbacker was a World War I ace pilot, but prior to the war, he was famous for what?
Eddie Rickenbacker

Find out by visiting Southern History Department's Facebook page. Then, like The Southern History Department on Facebook, and each Thursday, look for a post with the #TBT and #1916Bham on our Facebook page.  We also post about upcoming genealogy classes and workshops and the newest books added to our collection.  

Southern History Department
Central Branch
Birmingham Public Library

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