Birmingham in Vintage Postcards
At the start of the 20th century, Birmingham was one of the fastest growing cities in the South, sometimes referred to as the "Magic City." It began as a town located at the intersection of two railroads and then quickly expanded and took in neighboring communities. Around this time, photographers traveled around the United States taking photographs of towns and cities and turning the photographs into postcards. The postcards collected here show historic Birmingham's downtown, hospitals, parks, communities, schools, hotels, and industries. These images serve as a record of everyday life in this bustling Southern city.
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88 West Adamston Road Adamston section advertised Aid Squad Atlantic Ocean Barnegat Bay Bay Head beach area became boat Brick Township bridge building built Burrsville Camp Osborne Cape Breton Cedar Cedarbridge Clubhouse Community First Aid constructed Drum Point Road Fire Company Gant Garden State Parkway gas station Goble Havens Homestead Havens Store Herbertsville Fire Herbertsville Road Herbertsville School Hooper Avenue Hulse ice cream industry Jersey Joseph Kettle Creek Kieser land later Laurelton Circle Laurelton Farms left to right Lenape Manasquan River Mantoloking Road Metedeconk River Monmouth Monmouth County NEJECHO Ness Corporation Normandy Beach Ocean County Ocean Road oneroom Osbornville School photograph shows Pictured Point Pleasant Road post office postcard shows replaced resort communities Riviera Beach Road Route 88 road to Lakewood Route 35 Route 70 Route 88 East schoolhouse section of Brick served the community Shore Acres sold south shore summer camp Tavern threeroom Tilton Township Committee village volunteer