An exhibition charting the changing face of Birmingham is officially opened today, as The Birmingham Post launches its 150th birthday celebrations.
Since the first edition of The Birmingham Daily Post, was pulled off the presses on December 4, 1857, both the city and the paper have undergone radical changes.
The picture boards, on display on Centenary Way near Paradise Forum, include one of the oldest photographs in The Post's archives - taken in 1875.
It shows Council House Square, which was later named Victoria Square, looking down towards New Street and it is clear to see how the city centre has been transformed in over a century. Back then photography was a time-consuming affair as plates had to be exposed for several minutes at a time.
The blurs in that picture represent people walking in and out of shot while the photograph was being taken.
Other images include everything from holidaymakers awaiting the Cornishman train at Snow Hill Station in July 1954, to gas lamps in Aston being cleaned and checked in the 1960s.
Even relatively recent photographs of UB40 outside the Carlton studios in September 1982 now appear nostalgic, while pictures of the city's markets being demolished in July 1973 appear as dramatic as any modern war footage.
A panoramic photograph taken by Alan Williams in January 2005 shows Birmingham undergoing its most recent reincarnation.
Under construction is the Beetham Tower at Holloway Circus, with The Mailbox clearly visible to the left of the picture. The BT Tower, Rotunda and New Street Station are also depicted as city landmarks.
For the past 150 years The Post has prided itself on being at the heart of Birmingham and its team of photographers have documented its development and reinvention.
They watched as the first car rolled off the production line at Longbridge and charted the beginnings of Bournville.
To a large extent, the exhibition is a tribute to those photographers, past and present, who braved riots, storms, and war zones to capture the best images for The Post's readers.
The free exhibition will be on display on Centenary Way until January 3, 2008.
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