Some of the oldest fireworks pictures. "These five pictures of fireworks are the oldest in The Birmingham News archives. They are reproduced from glass negatives. However, there are few details available. The only things written on the envelope holding the negatives is the year as 1927, "Fair Park" (which is scratched through) and "Fireworks." The only detail that stands out in one of the pictures is two cannons that appear situated on a river or lake. A Civil War re-enactment? A Fourth of July celebration from 88 years ago, perhaps?" Fireworks at the first Taileann Games in 1924 Happy Fourth of July everyone!