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    • Troops Parading,

    • November 11, 1944
    • Troops from Brookley Field parade along Government Street in remembrance of the Armistice that ended World War I. In the background are the Greyhound Bus Station and the Admiral Semmes Hotel, while the sign for Hammel's Department Store is in the...
    • World War I,

    • 1919
    • The Rainbow Division marches up Mobile, Alabama's Government Street after World War I. The archway was erected by a local company and dedicated to the mothers who had lost sons during the war. Down the side of one of the archway's pillars a sign...
    • World War I,

    • 1917
    • This woman is putting the finishing touch on a sign adorning one of Hammel's Department Store's delivery trucks. The sign reads: "They are giving all. Will you send them bread?" The "they" referred to are the soldiers fighting overseas during World...
    • Memorial Park,

    • 1936
    • This monument stands in Memorial Park, located at Government and Houston streets in Mobile, Alabama. The funds to build the memorial were raised by the Mothers Army and Navy League. It is dedicated to the memory of Mobilians who lost their lives...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • n.d.
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This is Hines' rendition of a World War I memorial. It is unclear whether this ever appeared in a Mardi Gras parade.
    • Civil War Soldiers

    • n.d.
    • Three American Civil War soldiers. The "M.C." on the cap worn by the man in the middle denotes the Mobile Cadets, a militia company formed by young, local Mobile, Alabama, men as early as 1844. The cadets held balls, annual encampments, drills, and...
    • Mobile Mardi Gras,

    • 1995
    • Mobile's African American Mardi Gras organization, known as the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association, was founded in 1939. Each year it crowns King Elexis I and his queen, who rule over a fortnight's festivities. Tammy Conway, pictured here, was...
    • Uncle Sam

    • 1943
    • A Mobile Press Register advertisement placed by the U.S. War Manpower Commission urging the women of Mobile, Alabama, to join the work force during World War II. The ad reads in part: "To the Women of Mobile. Uncle Sam Says: I Need You!"

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