This image is created with black ink on white paper. It represents an assembled version of Birmingham’s skyline from the 1930s, including the Thomas Jefferson Tower, the Watts Building, the John Hand Building, and the Jefferson County Courthouse. In front of the skyline in the middle ground are two large cylindrical gas holders. Two thirds of their scaffolding is visible, and only the bottom third of the tanks contain gas. In front of the gas holders are a series of small commercial buildings, houses, and a bridge with a road passing beneath.


Richard Blauvelt Coe

About 1935