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    • Mobile Mardi Gras,

    • 1953
    • Mobile's oldest, continuously-parading Mardi Gras society is the Order of Myths. Its emblem features Folly chasing death around a broken column. Using the bladder to strike his opponent, Folly always concludes the season by conquering despair. The...
    • Emanuel House

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    • The Jonathan Emanuel House was built ca. 1836 for an English-born merchant. It was once the headquarters for the Order of the Mystic Shrine. The building was demolished in 1936.This photograph was taken about 1925.
    • Boykin, Frank

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    • Frank Boykin (1885-1969) was Mobile's representative to the U.S. Congress from 1935 to 1969. Born in Choctaw County, Boykin was quite a colorful character. Wealthy through real estate investments, he was once tried as a bootlegger, prosecuted by...
    • Win a Pony,

    • 1932
    • In order to give children something to do over the summer holidays during the Great Depression, the local paper used to stage a contest that ran from June to September. The paper would print coupons, which children had to collect. The child who...
    • Allen Life Guards

    • 1930
    • Members of the Allen Life Guards, a segregated boy scout troop. This photo was taken in a brickyard near Virginia Avenue in Mobile, Alabama, prior to the group's departure for Tuskegee Institute and Washington, D.C. Clarence Mathews, who was John...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1913
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This float, designed by Hines for the Order of Myths mystic society, features the story of Arachne and Athena, and formed part of the "Classic Myths"...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1898
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. Hines created this drawing for the Order of Myths parade entitled simply "Love." It shows the artist's idea of Grecian Love, in which a couple stands...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1904
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and builit Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. In this drawing, three men appear to be aiming a weapon of some kind at a princess high atop a mountain. The Order of Myths parade theme of which...
    • Mardi Gras Float

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    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. The Order of Myths theme for the parade featuring this float was "Legend and Romance." This drawing tells the story of Elaine, who, legend says, died...

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