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    • Wheeler Motor Company,

    • 3/15/1929
    • The Kangaroo Court at Wheeler Motor Company. It was sponsored by the Employees' Council of Self Government and Discipline, which acted as the business's moral police. Shown in the photo are Teressa Felis, the woman seated below the Chevrolet sign....
    • Banana Trade

    • n.d.
    • Initiated in 1893, the banana trade quickly became an important aspect of Mobile's economic life. This turn-of-the-century photo shows workers sorting and counting bananas as they are transferred from ships to refrigerated railroad cars and...
    • Cawthon Hotel

    • 1941
    • The oaks of Bienville Square were still recovering from the hurricane of 1926 when this photo was taken. Towering to the west is the Cawthon Hotel, constructed in 1906 using a steel frame and reinforced concrete. Atop the hotel was a glass enclosed...
    • Jones, Eugene

    • 1960
    • Eugene Jones was a driver at Brookley Air Force Base. It appears that he was also a singer, perhaps performing in local nightclubs. If you have any more information about this photo, please contact The McCall Library at
    • Overbey Family,

    • 1935
    • Erik Overbey and family. His wife, Ida, is seated on the left stoop. Son Per sits on the top step on the far left, next to his brother. Overbey's daughter, with whom he would live after his retirement, is on the far left on the bottom step. This...
    • Veterinary Hospital,

    • n.d.
    • Dr. Joseph Patt's Veterinary Hospital was located at the corner of St. Michael and Joachim streets in Mobile, Alabama. In this photo, Dr. Patt's horse-drawn ambulance waits outside in case of emergency. He claimed to be able to cure "rheumatism,...
    • Empire Theater

    • 1920
    • The Empire Theater on Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama. At the time this photo was taken, the theater was showing the film She Loves and Lies, starring Norma Talmadge, a comedy about an heiress with multiple personalities. Patrons paid twenty-five...
    • 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...
    • Merchants National Bank,

    • 1929
    • Female employees of the Merchants National Bank wave to friends as they lean over the sixteenth-floor balcony of the Merchants National Bank building in Mobile, Alabama, the summer of 1929. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are: unknown,...
    • Dauphine Theater

    • 1920
    • The entrance to the Dauphine Theatre, 1920. The theatre underwent several name changes. In 1918 it was the Majestic and in 1922 the Bijou. At the time this photo was taken, the cost of admission for an adult was seventeen cents.
    • Suffrage,

    • 1920
    • Mobile, Alabama, women registering to vote for the first time in history. Around two thousand of them showed up the first day. All of the women in the photo are white. At the time this image was taken, very few black men and almost no black women...
    • 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...
    • Reed, William A.

    • n.d.
    • William A. Reed (1847-1906), born in Nova Scotia, was a commercial photographer in Mobile, Alabama, from around 1875 until 1905. This photo was probably taken around 1900. His portrait negatives were later purchased by Erik Overbey, another...


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