HISTORICAL ITEMS FROM 

BirminghaM National BANKS

EXCHANGE bank of WHITEHEAD & MITCHELL

     Circa 1887, the very first check drawn on the Exchange Bank of Whitehead & Mitchell.  The check was framed and hung on the wall in the office of bank founder Almeron Whitehead.
(Photo courtesy of Gary Burnett, grandson of Percival G. Burnett - bank V.P. and Almeron Whitehead's long time aide)

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Circa 1900, interest bearing note from the Exchange Bank of Whitehead & Mitchell
(Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Historical Museum)

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Circa 1905, promissory note from Exchange Bank of Whitehead & Mitchell
(Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Historical Museum)

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Circa 1910, stock certificate from the Calvert Litho Company's (Detroit, Michigan) sample book.
Calvert Litho Company was the printer of The First National Bank of Birmingham's stock certificates. The penned writing on the certificate are the type style numbers for the typesetter.

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Circa 1920, interior construction of the First National Bank of Birmingham. Teller cages were located behind the 3 or 4 foot high partitions you see on each side of the picture.  The bank manager was located behind the portion of the left partition which is out of the picture.  Tiny cubicles were installed ahead of the vault where people could work with the contents of their safe deposit boxes.  Just inside the front door on the right and not visible in this view was a restroom.
(Photo courtesy of Gary Burnett, grandson of Percival G. Burnett - bank V.P. and Almeron Whitehead's long time aide)

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Circa 1920, postcard of the First National Bank of Birmingham

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Circa 1920-1929, check from the First National Bank of Birmingham
(Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Historical Museum)

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Circa 1920-1933, coin bank from The First National Bank of Birmingham

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Circa 1920-1933, Bank Police Badge from the First National Bank of Birmingham
(Photo courtesy of Gary Burnett, grandson of Percival G. Burnett - bank V.P. and Almeron Whitehead's long time aide)

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Circa 1933, Organization Document from the National Archives for the Birmingham National Bank  
(Photo courtesy of Peter Huntoon, prolific reseacher and author on U.S. Currency)

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Circa 1933-1940's, check book holder from the Birmingham National Bank

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Circa 1933-1956, coin bank from The Birmingham National Bank

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Circa 1933-1956, customer deposit pouch from The Birmingham National Bank

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Circa 1933-1956, customer deposit slip for The Birmingham National Bank
(Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Historical Museum)

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Circa mid 1940's, postcard of the Birmingham National Bank

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 Circa 1949, letterhead example from The Birmingham National Bank

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Circa 1950's, canvas deposit bag for merchants banking at The Birmingham National Bank
(Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Historical Museum)

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Circa 1956, the end of Birmingham National Bank, merger notice

See more merger communications from the Bank:                            

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