Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Birmingham Photo of the Day (47): Ladies of the Club

The photo below can be found in the digital collections of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The description there reads, "'Miss Bland Tomlinson, Miss Mary Munger and Mrs. Henry Howze at the Country Club.' From the rotogravure section of the Birmingham Age-Herald, Sunday, October 31, 1915."

From June 1942 until September 1945 Henry R. Howze served as Probate Judge of Jefferson County. He was also an early trustee of the Birmingham Historical Society. I did not find a Mary Munger in Birmingham in the 1910 U.S. Census, but I did find a Mary "Manger" who was 16 at the time. No one named Bland Tomlinson or anything similar turned up in the 1910 census.

A photo of the Country Club as it looked in 1915 can also be seen below. The history of the organization can be found at the BhamWiki site.

Rotogravure is a type of printing process developed in the late nineteenth century.
Reproduction of art and photographs benefited from this method. The Age-Herald apparently ran a Sunday feature of such reproductions.

You can read some history of women's golf attire here.


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