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    • Oakleigh,

    • 1895
    • James Roper, an antebellum cotton factor in Mobile, Alabama, built this Greek Revival mansion known as Oakleigh in 1833. It is now located in what is known as the Oakleigh Historic District and is owned by the city and operated as a period museum.
    • Arlington Fairgrounds

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    • The Magnolia House at Arlington Fairgrounds about 1900. Located just south of the city, the fairgrounds was the site for an annual agricultural show, held since 1873, that grew to include horse races, automobile displays, and art exhibits. The fair...
    • Mobile Mardi Gras

    • 1972
    • Mobile's African Americans started their own parading organization, then known as the Colored Carnival Association, in 1939. In this image from 1972, a young man looks on as a float from the renamed Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association parade gets...
    • Jewish Temple,

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    • Built in 1846, this structure originally housed a congregation of Universalists. It was located on Jackson Street between St. Michael and St. Louis streets. Not popular in Mobile, membership in the Universalists declined and in 1853 the group...
    • First National Bank

    • 1952
    • The drive up teller window at First National Bank, February 2, 1952. Note the hours of operation: from 9:30 to 1:30 on weekdays and 9:00 to Noon on Saturday, what used to be known as "banking hours." The teller's name is Mr. Casey.
    • Mardi Gras

    • 1907
    • The Mobile Carnival Association's Mardi Gras ruler is known as King Felix. Here, Thomas Wilkins Sims poses with his consort, Virginia A. Lyons (Mrs. Charles Blakeley), and their pages, the Lyons brothers.
    • Hartwell, Harry T.

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    • The man in the center of this photograph is Harry T. Hartwell. He served four terms as mayor of Mobile, Alabama, and was instrumental in getting a new baseball park established after Monroe Park was destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. The new park...
    • St. Mary's Church,

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    • The old St. Mary's Church and rectory. Established by Bishop John Quinlan, Mobile's second bishop, in 1867, the church was located at the southwest corner of Lafayette Street and the old Shell road (Old Shell Road). Father Abram Joseph Ryan (ca....
    • Mobile Mardi Gras,

    • 1950
    • A member of the women's mystic society the Follies poses for the camera on December 5, 1950, during the group's annual ball. The Follies were founded in 1920 and were known for their unusual themes. The theme the year this photo was taken was...
    • Tom & Jack,

    • 1951
    • Tom Jackson (left) and Jack Cardwell were two members of a hillbilly music duo known as Tom & Jack. They had a radio program on WKAB in Mobile, Alabama, for a number of years and Jack also went on to have a television program on WALA-TV. In this...
    • 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...
    • Dauphin Island, Alabama

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    • Although hard to see in this image, Dauphin Island is home to Mississippian-era (1100-1550 A.D.) Indian mounds of discarded oyster shells (otherwise known as middens). They can be faintly seen in this ca. 1900 photograph of the north shore of the...
    • Big Zion Church

    • 1949
    • Mobile, Alabama's Big Zion Church dates from the early 1840s, when it was known as Little Zion Church. Located at the corner of Church and Dearborn streets, the church was initially used by slaves. The church changed its name after renovations were...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1869
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. The theme of the Striker's Independent Society's parade the year this was drawn was "The Idols We Worship." The float shows Siddhartha Gautama, or...

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