Tally Ho! How the China Tea Trade Leads to a Connection With Men's Neck Wear
This Tally-Ho carriage (pictured) is one of the largest items in the Birmingham History Center's collection. The Tally-Ho plays a central role in the connection between the 19th century China tea trade and the men's necktie. To read about it, go to our blog page or click below.
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Irondale Furnace artifacts from the History
Center's collection can be found in a case at
the Mountain Brook City Hall. The Irondale
Furnace, located in present-day Mountain
Brook, went into operation in 1863, producing
pig iron for the Confederacy. It was destroyed
by fire and explosion by Federal troops during
Wilson's Raid in March of 1865.
Irondale Furnace, c.1864
History Center artifact cases can also be found in the Alabama Theatre lobby and the lobby of the Tutwiler Hotel.