National Geographic : 1933 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Natural Color Photograph by Bernard Wakeman FLANKED BY FIELDS OF GRAIN RISES BIRMINGHAM'S MODERN UNIVERSITY Chamberlain Tower, 325 feet high, is a memorial to Joseph Chamberlain, first chancellor of the University. The institution's charter prescribes courses that shall be "of service in the manu factures, commerce, and industrial pursuits of the Midlands." The buildings, three miles from the city's center, escape much of the smoke of its busy factories. ©I National Geographic Society Natural Color Photograph by Frank Wakeman GOING FOR THE MAIL MEANS SEEING A FLOWER SHOW Tiny Tong's post office, nestling in a clump of trees, is gay with rambler roses climbing over its brown stone walls. Golden holly contrasts with a hedge of the ramblers.