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    • Car hop

    • 1931
    • Two unidentified women enjoy refreshments served to them by an Albright and Wood car hop. Albright and Wood once had a chain of drug stores operating in Mobile, Alabama. If you have additional information about this photograph, please contact The...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Alba, Peter F.

    • n.d.
    • Peter F. Alba (1833-1915) was born in Pensacola, Florida. As a young man, he traveled to the west and fought Indian battles alongside Robert E. Lee. He once gave Robert E. Lee's daughter a horse. At different times in his life he was city sexton...
    • Banana Docks

    • c. 1905
    • Two banana-laden ships call at the banana docks at the foot of Government Street in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile was once widely known as a banana port. The writer O'Henry mentions Mobile in his work, Cabbages and Kings.

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