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    • Tacky Party,

    • 1932
    • Revelers at a "Tacky Party" are dressed for the occasion. A "tacky" party was a masquerade. Some evidence indicates that they were held at a private residence on Dog River. Other documentation shows that they took place at the Mobile Country Club....
    • Paige, Satchel

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    • Satchel Paige, a Mobile native, had played in the Negro Leagues but entered Major League Baseball in 1948 with the Cleveland Indians. Born Leroy Robert Page in 1906 (some sources say 1905) in an area of Mobile, Alabama, called Down the Bay, Paige...
    • 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...
    • Cochrane Bridge

    • 1925
    • This 1925 window display at Merchants National Bank was meant to entice Mobilians into purchasing some of the $25 million in mortgage bonds that went to construct the Cochrane Bridge. The sign in the window reads, "Let's build the bridge NOW!...
    • Holcombe, William H.

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    • William H. Holcome was a former sheriff of Mobile County and served in the Alabama House of Representatives. In 1923 federal agents arrested Holcombe and others, charging them with the illegal distribution of alcohol. After some manuevering, a jury...
    • Freedom Riders

    • 1961
    • When a group of Freedom Riders visited Mobile in 1961, they posed with John LeFlore, one of Mobile's civil rights leaders. He is standing second from the right. First conceived of in 1947 by the Congress of Racial Equality and the Fellowship of...
    • Mobile Pulley Works

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    • Four Mobile Pulley Works employees pose by a giant gear manufactured by the company. The Mobile Pulley Works has gone by a number of names, including the Mobile Pulley & Machine Works, the Mobile Stove & Pulley Manufacturing Company, and the Edgar...
    • 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...
    • Tiny Diny

    • c. 1960
    • The Tiny Diny, so named for the size of its original restaurant, first opened in Mobile, Alabama, in 1952. Some years later it relocated to larger headquarters and remained a staple of the community until it closed in 2012.

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