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Franelich Collection

About this collection

Photographs and documents relating to Mobile, Alabama, extending from 1851 to the early 1950s. Subjects include the construction and completion of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad Terminal and the N. Franelich Terminal Grocery and Saloon building across from the Terminal. Everyone identified in the collection lived in Mobile during this period, and their names are still reflected in an old bar in the Oakleigh Garden Historic District as well as in many of the local street names. Highlights of the collection include a completed 1857 Alabama State Tax form, receipts, last will and testament, a short record of a marriage, family births and deaths from 1851, letters in Italian and English from the mid 1800’s, and other Civil War era documentation regarding activity in Mobile, Alabama.

 
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